There are a lot of good parents in this world. You are probably one of them!
But what if you understood that even in being a good parent, you were settling for less? If you knew of a way to go from good to great, would you do it?
I’ve talked with enough parents to know that all of them struggle in their parenting, if not every day, at least frequently. Good parents are aware of their struggles, but what makes a parent great is that they move beyond awareness of their challenges to actually seeking for ways to conquer the challenges and become better parents because of them.
A good parent loves their children and wants to do a good job of parenting.
A great parent loves their children, wants to do a good job of parenting, and looks for ways to actually work on becoming better at their job.
A good parent sees the problems, and wishes things were different.
A great parent sees the problem, wishes things were different and then looks for ways to make that change happen.
A good parent feels deep down inside that they are not handling a situation in the best way.
A great parent feels deep down inside that they are not handling a situation in the best way, and looks for help outside of themselves to resolve the situation.
I finally really understood this for myself recently; it only took me 32 years of parenting to figure it out! It happened over the past few months as I faced a situation with one of my grown kids and I realized that maybe it was time to seek a counselor’s help. It’s not easy taking that first step; seeking help from an “outsider” feels humbling. But I know this: if I want to resolve the issue with my child, I need to resolve the issue within myself first.
What is holding you back from becoming a “great” parent? What is keeping you stuck in the “good” parent zone? Perhaps it’s one of these three things:
You don’t have time
Between the kids, work, and home, you feel that taking time to progress in your parenting skills would be a luxury that you’re not sure is deserving of your time.
You can’t afford the expense
Counseling, coaching, classes–they can all be costly. For some of you, money may be tighter than ever, and honing your parenting skills may not be a spending priority.
You hesitate to ask for help
Sometimes the biggest hurdle we have when it comes to taking care of ourselves is that we don’t like admitting we need help. Unfortunately, there is a stigma for many parents when it comes to asking for help with their parenting.
Getting some guidance–whether it’s counseling, coaching or just taking a parenting class–does not mean you are a bad parent. Quite the contrary! It means you are in the “great parent” category because you are working to get better and solve the problem.
Do any of those 3 obstacles resonate with you?
What if you could get the guidance you really want and….
- It would take less than 45 minutes each month?
- It would cost you less than a weekly Starbucks frap?
- It would be in a non-threatening environment where you are not seen by anyone and where you can do it at your convenience?
If you can answer YES to those questions, Would you be ready to move forward from good to great in your parenting?
What did parents say when they were in quarantine?
During the quarantine, I surveyed over 100 parents about what they’d learned about themselves during the lockdown season. They talked about being more patient, focusing on family time, learning how to communicate better with their kids, and a whole lot more.
In response to their replies and knowing that many of you face the problems of not enough time and money, and hesitate to ask for guidance, I decided it was time to offer parents an option that did away with those roadblocks.
Welcome to Raising Champion Families University!
Launching August 6th!
Raising Champion Families University is a platform offering monthly workshops that give parents tools to raise champions.
These workshops are the answer to the three obstacles I talked about previously in this article. Money, time and hesitation to ask for help don’t need to hold you back from great parenting any more. Here’s why:
If your obstacle is that you don’t have the time…
Raising Champion Families University will feature one monthly 30-45 minute webinar focusing on one particular topic. You can pick and choose which webinars you’d like to attend. Each webinar will be recorded so you can watch it at your convenience.
If your obstacle is that you don’t have the money…
Each webinar you sign up for will only cost $20 to attend, cheaper that a month of weekly starbucks treats. And since you pick and choose the webinars you want to attend, you only pay for those that you feel would be helpful for you.
If your obstacle is that you’re hesitant to ask for help because it’s embarrassing…
You can attend webinars without having to interact with other class members if you’d prefer. I will not call anyone out, or embarrass anyone. You can slip in the “back” quietly and leave as soon as it is over. These webinars will be a very non-threatening way to learn and get some practical and life-changing parenting tips.
What we will talk about
The topics for the first six months are listed here, but just to give you an idea: we will discuss things like getting your kids to listen, time management for parents, raising responsible kids, setting boundaries, and discipline…and much much more.
What do you need to do to attend?
Go to this page and sign up to receive webinar announcement emails. When you decide to sign up for a particular webinar, you will pay for it then.
If you are waffling on whether to invest time and money into your parenting, let me leave you with this quote from author Marianne Williamson:
There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.
Now is the time for you to go from good to great!