This is a well-written handbook for any parent. I wish I had had this when I was raising children.
I can honestly say that, hands down, the biggest transformation in my relationship to my children as well as my spouse has come from Kristen Oliver’s Parenting with Peace class. Kristen’s approach, admittedly, is NOT a quick-fix solution to the daily comings and goings of parenting concerns. It is, instead, a way of life. It’s a commitment to a new way of thinking. My mind has been forever transformed – in the most positive way imaginable – due to her kind and insightful approach to getting me to see life in a new way. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical at first, but I remained open to the possibility of something new, and have seen tremendous growth and positive changes in creating peace in our home. In particular, I’ve gained so much in my relationship to my oldest son, who struggles with severe ADHD. My approach to handling challenges with my children has changed, and it really feels like a miracle that I am seeing their responses to challenges change, too.
We ALL struggle with the same core concerns with our children. Our Parenting with Peace class has given me a new strength: knowing that each member in our class is now bonded by a common love and desire for our children to grow into happy, loving adults. It has given me the ability to take down the wall of pretending that everything is okay, or trying to hide struggles. I have gained so much freedom from this process. Freedom from pretending, from shame, from fear for my children’s future, and freedom from some of the negative self-talk that used to hold me down.