A program designed to make parenting easier, family life more peaceful, and your children emotionally and mentally stronger
What would it mean to you to know that you are actively giving your kids the key skills they actually need to manage life's challenges successfully? To know you are doing what you can to 'inoculate' your kids against mental health problems?
To feel a deep sense of peace, on the day they leave home, from knowing you really did do what was in your power to complete your most important mission as a parent - to prepare them for the world they are about to face?
What if you could achieve that most important of goals...
without adding even more to your already overwhelming to-do list
without having to become 'the perfect parent'
without breaking the bank?
This isn't a clever marketing ploy or an overstated promise. It's a sensible, methodical program based on years of research, experience and longitudinal studies and it's practical. Practical because it is based on three key design principles:
micro-learnings with micro-steps
realistic expectations, realistic goals
Parenting can feel overwhelming. When we think of the magnitude of the responsibility we feel to prepare our little people for the enormity of life, it gets a bit scary. There are so many critical needs it is our job to meet, and the load can be daunting.
This is NOT about something more to do, or some easy fix, but rather a significant lightening of that load. In fact, a lightening of the most challenging part of it.
Over the course of the program, 10 key emotional intelligence skills are covered, slowly, methodically, one at a time. These are the foundation skills that are critical to emotional and social well-being and for achieving success in life. They are not plucked out of the air but have been identified over decades and in hundreds of the most recognized scientific studies (not to mention real life) as foundational.
It's important to understand that these 10 key EQ skills are the building blocks for all the rest. A house can't be built and certainly can't stand without solid bricks. Without the underlying foundation. It doesn't matter that the foundation isn't shiny and sexy. What matters is that it is strong and built for purpose. The decorating comes later.
Assertiveness? Stems from self-esteem and cognitive empathy (believe it or not). Tenacity? Grows out of mindset and optimism. Motivation requires the sense of self-efficacy that is born of self-esteem, plus a measure of optimism.
Come and join us in building the strongest, most prepared adults our kids can become.
How it Works
The program is designed to work on the 10 key skills in an order that builds each on the one before. Each skill (unit) is built up slowly, with micro-learnings and micro-activities, over approximately 12-13 weeks. Each learning and activity is bite-sized. The skills are developed incrementally, in a way that integrates with real life and without adding more on your to-do list.
Each week you'll get:
1. A connect-the-dots illustration of the reason behind this week's work, with real-life example.
2. Information for parents with two levels of detail so you can pick and choose:
Main ideas, quick run-down, and
These will come in three formats - so you can choose what's most convenient for you:
written, podcast, video
3. An activity / instruction for you and for your kids - by age group:
3-5 6-8 9-11 12-14
Includes printable materials where applicable (mostly for tracking, and/or for kids)
4. Optional additional reading/reference (links to external sources)
just in case you want to know more
What's the Goal?
Let's start with what's not the goal: perfection. For you or your child.
What you will come away with is this: moving your Preparing-My-Kids-For-Life needle from the Hit-And-Miss end of the spectrum to the Truly-Best-I-Could-Do-in-Real-Life end.
We live in an imperfect world. There is no such thing as flawless parenting, or fault-free development into issue-free adulthood. So the aim of this program is for you, on completion of it, to have done a much better job - and a much more conscious one - of preparing your child for life. You'll have done the best job as you can under your circumstances.
What's the Cost?
This is the best part. Because it's a slow-release, paced program, the cost is very affordable and easy to manage month to month. And because it's my passion and dream to see the skilling of children in EQ skills around the world, the more parents who come on board, the lower the cost will eventually be.
So spread the word to your parent friends and colleagues. Send them a link to this page.
A detailed outline of plan options and costs is being designed right now. Sign up to the program to be kept up to date (doesn't mean you are automatically enrolled). In the meantime, here's a summary of what the costs will be:
$10 / month
$15 / month
$25 / month
$150 / month
Where do I go from here?
This life-altering, unique, world-first program is in development, and expected to go live late in 2023.
Want to get in on the (really, really) ground floor and be part of our Focus Group? We are offering this opportunity to the first 30 people who express an interest in doing this. What you'll get in return is early (free) access to materials, and the chance to influence the final design and content. You'll also get 6 months' free access after go-live. Complete the Keep Me Informed form below and make sure to check the Focus Group checkbox to apply.
Just want to be kept up to date on go-live? Complete the Keep Me Informed form below.
In the meantime, check out the blog posts about EQ and life.