Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens Membership (Pay-What-You-Can)
Are you parenting a pre-teen or a teen? Need a little guidance and support to handle the ups and downs of this special time?
Are you looking for a community of non-judgmental support to help you navigate the sometimes bumpy ride you're on with your growing child?
Please, read on. 🙂
Teens and pre-teens can be a lot of fun. AND they can also require a lot of you in different ways than they did when they were younger. Consciously Parenting pre-teens and teens requires lots of breathing, lots of listening, lots of realizing it probably has nothing to do with you and everything to do with what's going on for your child. And recognizing when you've made it about you and taking the time and making the space for you to see what it's bringing up for you. When our kids enter into this growing time, it brings up our own experiences (for better or for worse) and creates an opportunity for us to heal together. <3
Our Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens Membership will be focusing on understanding your preteen and teen, including basic brain development, strategies to help you stay connected as you grow together, and help for handling the inevitable ups and downs of parenting children as they become teens and young adults. You'll leave with a new way of looking at what you're seeing and tools to help your children stay connected to you while they're navigating the bumpy and sometimes messy road of adolescence.
About the Pre-Teens and Teens Course, Included in Membership:
Content is in short videos that you can consume on your own time from the comfort of home. You can watch the videos over and over as your child grows and your relationship changes. Included in the content are the following topics:
-Basic brain development and why the teen years can be so challenging for parents and growing children
-Understanding your own story of being a teen and why that matters as you parent your own teen
-Focus on how to stay connected as they grow or reconnect if you're feeling disconnected
-Practical tools to stay out of power struggles and help empower your kids to make good decisions for themselves
-Goals of emotionally healthy families and what it looks like at each developmental stage from pre-teen to early teen to young adult
-Help your child understand what's happening with their brains and bodies. Includes suggestions for how to talk to them about it and create an open dialogue.
-Sex, drugs, and porn. Supporting your kids and maintaining communication on these important topics.
-Nurturing resilience and the best things you can do to support your child's optimal development
-Technology and how to support them to navigate in our current world of computers, phones, and all the other things vying for their time and attention
-Balancing boundaries and letting them make their own decisions (and mistakes!)
-We'll also be looking at special circumstances in parenting, including when your child has a difference in chronological and emotional age, neurological difficulties, diagnoses, and more
What's Included in Membership:
-Conversations within Teachable (where you'll watch, listen, or read the content) on each topic, so you can ask your questions and share stories when you're listening to the information.
-Bonus: Member Ask Me Anything Calls once per month
-Forever access to Teen Course content if you purchased it
-Access to member Healing Story Circles 2 times per month
-Extra course- Changing Your Life's Story
-Extra course- When the Unexpected Happens
-Extra course- All Relationships Can Heal
-Access to all the bonuses for 6 months
We’re offering a virtual support membership for moms* (and partners) to empower you with tools and relationship skills to become confident, competent, connected, and calm, and to learn how to heal your relationships with all the people in your life, especially your pre-teen or teen!
This membership is made for you! You get:
- Parent-sized content (audio, video and text… choose what works best for you)
- 6 months of access to ALL Learning Center content
- Community of parents with kids of all ages from around the world
- Real parenting tools that work
- Twice monthly "Healing Story Circle" Support Calls and one "Ask-Rebecca-Anything" Q&A Call
- Direct help applying the ideas from Rebecca Thompson Hitt, MS, MFT
* We say moms for simplicity, but we mean any primary caregiver. It could be dad, grandma or grandpa, foster parents, future adoptive parents. Anyone who is primarily caring for a child.
When a relationship in your life isn't working, nothing feels right. I personally feel this niggling feeling, a mix of anxiety and sadness, and a strong desire to somehow make it right. Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. Sometimes I ruminate about it all day, week, month, or year, not knowing what to do. Maybe you do, too?
I woke up this morning thinking about my relationship with my oldest son and how it used to feel so bad. We've worked really hard to heal our relationship and now we can handle the bumps that inevitably happen in our relationship. We can manage the ups and downs, the miscommunications, the times when I'm trying to fix it instead of listening. We stay connected. We reconnect when we need to. It wasn't like that when he was younger and what I was doing wasn't helping. So I had to learn new ways to connect, new ways to understand his behavior, new ways of healing my own wounding in those tender spaces where he was pushing my buttons. It wasn't easy, but it was so worth it.
Since that time, I've been supporting families to heal their relationships. Mothers who need to heal their relationship with their own mother. Couples who need help learning to communicate. Parents who have children with difficult behaviors. Disconnections with friends. Healing that needs to happen with extended family. Healing after something really difficult or traumatic has happened.
Healing relationships is tender work. It requires us to do our own healing work and to create the space for that to happen. It requires us to have experiences of really being seen, heard, and felt with our own experience of what's happening so that we can really see, hear, and feel what's happening for the other person in a new way that can shift the perception of what's happening. Sometimes healing means more boundaries. Sometimes healing means a reconnection and re-establishment of a relationship. When it is a parent-child relationship, it can be about teaching skills, understanding the story in the body that is showing up, and seeing the relationship with new eyes. With couples, it is about establishing a safe space in the relationship for healing to happen.
We're going to spend 6 months together, learning how to heal relationships with all the people in your life. And the best part is that you'll be part of a community of others committed to the same kind of healing. We're going to be healing together.
This course is for you if:
- You have a relationship in your life that isn't working.
- You want tools that actually work to make your life easier.
- You have a relationship with someone who is intense or high-need, easily frustrated or angered (regardless of their age).
- You have experienced an overwhelming life event: difficult pregnancy, difficult birth, NICU or Special Care Nursery stay, separation from parent, death, parental separation, divorce, abuse, or accidents.
- If you have a child at home, you have a child who is intense and what you're doing isn't working. Perhaps you have a child who exhibits behaviors that don’t respond well to time-outs, punishments, or threats. In fact, it makes them worse. Either way, the relationship doesn't feel good and you're not sure how to change it.
There are few things that are more stressful than a relationship that isn't working or doesn't feel good. We create stories about what's happening to make sense of what we're seeing and experiencing, but often those stories don't help us to reconnect or to heal.
What's fascinating is that healing relationships might look different with different people in your life and with different kinds of relationships (parent- young child, adult child and parent, couples, or with your mother-in-law), but the concepts of healing are the same. We're going to spend the next 6 months looking at these ideas to guide you through the process of healing and what it really looks like in your family and in your life.
We provide short weekly content (usually 10 minutes or less) as audio, video and transcript that will guide you on your journey, first through an overview of the most important concepts, then supporting you to connect to yourself and create the space for healing to happen. After space is created in your life, we'll explore what healing looks like in different situations, focusing in on the most important concepts of healing.
We have two monthly Healing Story Circles, which is a process unique to our courses. We follow a very specific process for creating the space, slowing down, and reflecting what we're hearing rather than trying to fix or solve someone else's problems for them. It creates the space for YOU to discover what your truth really is. And the skills you'll learn in this process itself will help you to heal relationships in your own life. Those who attend the Healing Story Circles consistently say that it is one of the most important things in their month and they anticipate the next one so they can share and heal. When we have the space to really be seen, heard, and felt, we have more space to see, hear, and feel the story of someone else. We acknowledge what's really happening and we also help each other to find our strengths and our resilience. Participants leave feeling empowered to go back into their own lives with new eyes about what's happening. We currently offer two times each month, one morning eastern and one evening eastern. We have participants attend the calls from Australia, Europe, South Africa, South America, and across the US and Canada.
It's amazing how much we all have in common when we create a safe space to slow down and truly listen to one another.
We all have disconnections in our lives. Everyone does at one time or another. When we learn how to heal those relationships, put boundaries in where they need to go, and create safety for everyone, we can teach our kids how to heal, too. Because disconnections happen. It's inevitable in life. This course is designed to empower you to heal your relationships with all the people in your life, whether the healing needs to happen right now or in the future.
What Parents Are Saying About Rebecca's Courses...
"I originally joined the course because of the healing circles, it was just what I was looking for, a place to be seen and heard and it did that and so much more! Through telling my stories I was able to get a better understanding of what was really going on for me and the reflecting back helped me to move forward through my problem. Through listening and reflecting back to others I've realized I'm not alone and there is a community out there going through the same struggles and wanting to make the same changes, through a conscious parenting lens. As much as the healing circles have changed how I relate to myself and my sons the course work has taken it to another level of understanding and practical tools to use when confronted with emotionally challenging situations. Thank you Rebecca for all of the amazing work you are doing, I am so much further along in my conscious parenting journey because of you ❤️" -Natalie, Mom to 2 boys, Melbourne, AU
"I have really struggled with boundaries and being able to ask questions here has been so helpful as I navigate setting or changing boundaries. As far as the healing Story circles I feel they are invaluable. They have helped me further break out of my stuffed down emotional state so I can finally feel my feelings and communicate them. It has been life changing for me and had a positive impact on my family. I still have a lot of work to do on my own emotions, but having a safe and supportive environment in order to do so makes a world of difference. Now my husband is really embracing all of it too which is so great for the whole family. I am so thankful for these courses and the work you, Rebecca, do/share with us. <3" -Christine, Mom to 2 girls, North Carolina, USA
"Working with Rebecca in the Consciously Parenting Project Community has had an incredible impact on my relationship with myself and my family. I can pause, see the feelings beneath the behavior, and respond instead of react. I have learned to use connection to make my children feel seen and heard. Understanding our own inner landscape and our triggers has given me the space to consider why I am feeling the way I do, and to take ownership for that. This is a constant work in progress, and in no way am I implying that I have mastered any of these practices! With support from the community and Rebecca through the Healing Stories and Ask Rebecca calls, I have felt that I am not alone in my struggles as a parent. Rebecca's kind and understanding manner is so comforting, as she continues to remind us that this journey of parenting is both so hard and rewarding. I highly recommend reading her books and/or joining her classes." -Denise, Mom to 2 kids, NJ, USA
"A big moment for me came during a q & a: just realizing that it's okay if my kid is having a hard time with something, that I can let go of trying to lessen her upset. (This was about how she would get really upset when I left, or when my husband took her to bed instead of me.)
The Consciously Parenting Project
The Consciously Parenting Project is a collaboration between Rebecca Thompson Hitt, professionals who want to make things different for parents, and families from around the world. Together, we’re making the world a better place one family at a time! We hope that you’ll pull up a seat and join us!