…my son’s teachers met with me to come up with a plan all about positivity and confidence building this year. They even used a few of the tricks we learned here (in this course) once I shared them! He’s been amazing this year. Every day has been a new celebration.
Today the teacher told me she would like to get rid of the communication book as “one of her best students”, he truly has graduated from it.
I get that it’s not a big deal to most. But I have been OVER THE MOON HAPPY! He is so proud and loving school.
Thank you Jennifer McCallum… your tips and tricks helped in this!
Love the course! The 1st week and sitting down and seeing were you are and what you want in the next 5 years is such a good tool, we all think about these things but never actually write them down and truly think them through. The Second Week on Doubt – wow that is something I need to work on but the tools in this course are so helpful. Can’t wait to put them all together and become a better person and parent! Thanks for being our coach and support Jennifer!
HI Jennifer! I am just working on the ‘homework.’ I am just really impressed with the beginning of this course so far. The Balance Wheel I have really connected with. Normally, all the seven categories are bouncing around in my head constantly and I make daily mental notes of what I want to be different (or beating myself up where I feel like I am failing)(usually the bulk of the thoughts come when I am trying to sleep!) – but having the wheel in front of me, and visually seeing where I stand, albeit it somewhat depressing and feels like I am at the bottom of a mountain, it is slightly therapeutic to make the lists, acknowledge the now, and inspire myself by planning ideas for the future. Anyway, it made me think of going for your annual physical (minus the dreadful parts!!) – checking everything from top to bottom, then assessing and making a plan to improve yourself. It’s a great place to start 🙂
I just finished week 1 video’s – great start! Still have the homework to work on but love it so far! Thanks Jennifer!
I had an amazing win over the weekend.
My sister in law had signed my 2.5 year old daughter up for dance lessons. It is a parent and tot class. 3 weeks in, we tried sending her with me, my sister in law and my husband on different weeks.
She was a nightmare. I thought she would be in her glory, she loves dancing and twirling etc. She acted like I had never seen before. She was yelling and pouting. I felt she may have felt overwhelmed by the excitement and energy of all the other kids. She said NO! To everything the teacher asked.
We didn’t know the appropriate course to take because when she would leave or be on her way to dance she would talk about it like it was the best thing. She told everyone about class.
Friday night I was going through the Confident Parent videos. One thing stood out, to talk about my child to another person but so she could hear. I remember thinking how this could ever work.
On Friday night while she was brushing her teeth, I spoke to my husband on the hall and said things like “I’m so excited to go dance with Navy tomorrow, even though she gets nervous she still does such an amazing job” I talked about how she missed doing the dances and that it made her upset so I hoped she would try the dances right away. I also talked about how friendly her teacher Miss Jodie was and how I loved her.
I repeated this on Saturday before class.
No lie, we got to dance class. My daughter beamed at the teacher, told me she loved Miss Jodie. Then she did the entire class amazingly!!!! She participated, she laughed and listened so well. I was shocked.
At the end of class she asked to say goodbye to Miss Jodie and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
It was like a different kid!
So I am currently working on the homework and like many above, I feel it’s really helping me to organize where I’m at in each area. This is very interesting!
I am so grateful that you have created a course that focuses on giving us parents the support we need in our everyday lives. What could be more important? I have just begun making my lists. Putting thoughts on paper is really helping me to focus on my goals. I took a shower today. Got to work on time and neither one of my kids has said they hate me today (yet)#dailywin
This has been a great journey so far. I’ve discovered handy tips and tricks, but most importantly I’m learning to parent the way I want to! Love it so far!!!
As one of the special current members, I have to say how amazing it has been so far. You will be glad you put yourself on the wait list for this amazing program . Only a few weeks in and loving the benefits and self reflective evocation of what the course has to offer so far. This has come into my life at at point where it is so needed and I am blessed to be a part of this.
So today I won on a few fronts. I did get the exercise in for myself and me and kiddo which rocked.
Bigger win…I didn’t raise my voice or use the mom tone even once today. Not because he was perfect. I just found other ways to parent.