Do you have a desire to help parents create more harmony in their families?
Our Peaceful Parenting Instructor Training is a one year program
Registrations are currently closed
Do you dream of earning a living doing that which brings more harmony to the world?
Do you wish you could help more people with the wisdom you've gained on your parenting and life journey?
Would you benefit from gaining the emotional, educational and practical support you need in developing a successful business as a parenting instructor and educator?
Our caring mentors and fellow trainees will be there as you share your questions, challenges and successes.
Book a free chat with Genevieve to help you decide if this training is a good fit for you
The required eCourses included in your one year program are beautifully laid out recording units completed and questions answered.
Genevieve and the mentors will help you learn the concrete step by step strategies your future clients will need to overcome their challenges.
Putting the theory into practice will greatly improve your own life ..
Much of the training journey will centre around your ability to be mindfully aware of your emotions and triggers as you apply the theory in your own life.
"With Genevieve, the only Heart to Heart Parenting Instructor in NZ - you will feel utterly supported and deeply inspired, I've known Genevieve for many years, and I'm very excited about this unique training program. I see it as a big step towards creating the world we really want. - I would want her courses filled to the brim I can't imagine anyone better to write and run them."
Robin Grille, Author of ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’ and ‘Parenting for a Peaceful World’
"For those considering if the PP Instructor training is right for them, I would like to say this is such an incredible experience with a beautifully diverse group of people from around the world. This training goes beyond little tricks and tips to change behavior. It is a full paradigm shift in parenting that will challenge you, as the parent, to become the best version of yourself in order to help your child be the best version of themselves. If you are ready to make radical changes to bring peace to your home and community, then this is the experience you have been looking for."
Sarah, Mother, Therapist, PP Instructor trainee
"When I was debating about taking the training, I thought I already knew a lot about Peaceful Parenting but I ended up learning so much more. Yes, the training clarified and strengthend my perspective and approach. I feel that I now have some real concrete tools and strategies and they are grounded in science which makes them much easier for others to buy into.
Not only do they feel right to me, they are effective. I think the principles, concepts and strategies are presented in a way that makes them easy to remember and to implement into daily life. I learned very practical and specific ways to peaceful parent in most any given situation. I so appreciate the themes and pervasive concepts and practices of attachment, connection, calm, empathy, respect, collaboration and problem solving. I find the model and handouts and worksheets on Centering, Connecting, and Communicating and their strategies to be very helpful. It gives me something solid and practical to guide me in really any tense or tricky situation and will help parents I work with as well. "
Ann Gettis, Mother, Certified PP Instructor
"The training has built on what I was naturally doing with my own children without realising it. However, due to my own upbringing I was going back to authoritarian parenting when highly stressed which then had me feeling incredibly guilty. The training has allowed me to not only work through those childhood issues (in a way that three rounds of therapy never has) but given me the tools to cope when I am stressed.
It feels like through this training I’ve found my calling, like I was meant to do this work with other parents and carers. It’s given me a renewed sense of purpose within myself.
Do the training if for no other reason than your own children. You will learn so much even if you are already on a Peaceful Parenting path, and your children will be the first ones to benefit from it. I realised I was already doing some of these things, but having some understanding behind why they work, and building on that foundation, has really changed our family life and helped to deepen my connection with my children.
The training has also, unexpectedly, allowed me to work through some issues from my own childhood which has been wonderful. So many light bulb moments of “Oh, so that’s why I do that!”. The personal growth I’ve had through this training has been huge."
Victoria Maus, Mother, Certified PP Instructor
"This training has been truly life changing for me and my family. It has really allowed me to take the time to look within and allow myself the space to feel the hurt from my past in order to move forward. I have taken my husband along on the journey with me in that regard and it has not only helped our parenting but also our ability to approach all relationships in a more intentional way. Beyond that, I have received terrific feedback on my parent coaching and it has made an impact on families already!
PP training not only sets you up to have a successful coaching business but it also allows insight into your own heart and perspective. The connection and direct access to Genevieve and other trainees is comforting and sets the foundation for healthy communication with future clients."
Seema Khan, Mother, Certified PP Instructor
"When I started this training, I valued the idea of peaceful parenting, but did not have a solid direction on how to help others become more peaceful in their parenting. Throughout this training, I have been able to understand and utilize the tools and techniques with a variety of clients to bring peace to their homes. I have clarified by career goals and gained tools in my own parenting journey. I have come to recognize that there are basic needs that must be met before a parent can embrace peaceful parenting.
I now feel confident and competent in helping families bring peace to their homes. I have gained an appreciation for the importance of parental self-care, or as PPI calls it, centering. I find this to be a critical component which is missing in most other parenting resources. I love the Family Meetings format for addressing issues and find myself using this format for helping mediate issues in families. Healing through tears and tantrums was a novel concept for me and is not typically appreciated by fellow therapists in my area. I have gained a deep appreciation for the need to express and release tension and frustration rather than the typical approach of redirecting away from difficult feelings. "
Sarah Fuller, Mother, Certified PP Instructor
"As soon as I began implementing what I was learning in the training, I was shocked at how quickly the children responded to my response to the fighting. They started listening to me, instead of fighting which gave them time to think and cool down. The eldest child (4) has even started offering beautiful solutions to the issues and often offers the item that is the high prize! This makes me feel so accomplished and helps me strive to continue peacefully parenting!"
Sophie, mother of 3 under 4, Certified PP Instructor
"I feel immensely grateful to have had the chance to train with Genevieve and the Peaceful Parenting Institute. Genevieve’s holistic and inclusive approach has been so empowering and nurturing, and has helped me to move through my own limiting beliefs and to deepen my relationships with myself and my family. Slowly but surely I am gaining the confidence to share Peaceful Parenting practice with the world, one person at a time, to support other parents to feel heard in their struggles and empowered to parent with respectful gentle leadership and empathy. The training is both full of so much valuable learning and also allows a spaciousness to authentically integrate that learning. I feel excited to continue this journey."
Katherine, Mother, Certified PP Instructor
Why invest in becoming Certified?
Broaden and hone your abilities.
Expanding your understanding of communication dynamics and deepening your knowledge-base will allow you to see the same situation in a new light and draw on tools and techniques that address and remedy the hidden core needs driving the visible behaviours.
Get that support that you need to launch!
As a Certified Peaceful Parenting Instructor you will have the full faith and credibility of the Peaceful Parent Institute behind you, giving prospective clients confidence in your ability to help them and change their lives for the better.
You are your own boss.
Once certified, you are in full control of your parent coaching career. This training is designed to set you up with all the knowledge and tools you need to work for yourself, including:
- working through your first case study,
- talking with other trainees through the forums or on one of the fortnightly zoom calls and
- learning how to promote and market yourself online.
Your business knows no borders.
Work from anywhere in the world with anyone in the world. With so much uncertainty in the current climate, knowing that lockdowns and travel restrictions won’t hold you back from developing a thriving and successful business is reassuring.
Find your calling.
Many of our trainees now have reflected that this training has given them more clarity about what their purpose in life is. As a parent coach, you will likely find that helping parents to break through old habits, heal destructive patterns, and strengthen or regain that loving connection with their child is among the most rewarding and meaningful jobs that one can have.
What is the investment?
If you would like to pay up front it's $3,000 USD for the whole year including access to all course material indefinitely so you can continue to learn and use our resources when helping families.
If you would prefer a monthly payment it's $325 USD. We also offer an 18 month payment plan of $225 USD.
A reminder that the demand for parent coaching is very high and if you were to offer coaching services as 'in training' before you become certified, as others before you have done, you can begin paying for the training with the money you're earning from parent coaching. If you were to do just two 1 hour sessions at a discounted 'in training' price of $50 USD for example, that would be $400 USD per month. Hopefully this also give you an idea of the potential earnings once you are Certified and have some experience under your belt.
Another benefit of this approach is that the best way to learn is to give it a go. When you're giving someone advice the motivation to learn the material is high and you will end up learning a lot more in a shorter period of time than if you weren't taking on clients. This actually speeds up the process and you might find you've become a Certified Peaceful Parent Instructor sooner than you'd expected.
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Resources & Requirements
Over the year, work through and complete all units in our eCourses and resource kits,
including answering the on screen reflection/ learning questions.
US$3,000 12 & 18 month plans also available
Trainees can post questions, share success & challenges.Learning Support Forum
2 fortnightly trainee zooms with Genevieve plus replays.Monthly support webinars with Genevieve
Email Genevieve with any questions you might have throughout your trainingEmail support
Learning and practicing the basic PP tools.Step by step eCourse
Each of the 9 videos can be downloaded in audio form.Discipline without Punishment Video eCourse
Managing your triggers to support clients to do the same.Overcoming Overwhelm eCourse
Become familiar with all the resources available.Library of Videos, Audios and more
Parents seeking your support will need lots of support with this.Meeting Aggression with Connection Resource Kit
Mastering the skills to share with clients.Mindful Parenting Resource Kit
Parental conflicts, kids conflicts, teens & alcohol, screens & playBecome familiar with material in all resource kits including:
Short and sweet challenge to enjoy & share with clients.10 Day Peaceful Parent Challenge
Exploring what's needed to set up your business.Running a successful parenting business webinar
Balancing family and business needsJuggling parenting and running a business webinars
Overcoming limiting beliefs.Stepping into your power video
Read through past discussions.General village forum for personalised parenting support
Become familiar with these resources.Peaceful PARTNERing Group
To support your self-healing as you learn.Self-Healing Group
Includes food mood connection resources.Natural Health and Nutrition Group
20% referral earningAffiliate income for referrals
$900 off when you pay $3,000 up front. Otherwise $325 PM.Discount for up front payment
US$3,000 12 & 18 month plans also available
Requirements to gain the Peaceful Parenting Instructor Certification
Work through and complete all units in our eCourses and resource kits, including answering the on screen reflection/ learning questions on relevant units.
The Peaceful Parenting Step by Step eCourse. This course covers the toolkit of Peaceful Parenting strategies in a step by step process giving you a good foundation for all additional learning. You're required to cover all 36 lessons in this eCourse including videos, downloadable audios, all summary sheets, reflection questions & practical tasks.
Become familiar with the information covered in the following Resource Kits; * Meeting Aggression with Connection, * Mindful Parenting, * Ending Parental Conflict, * Teens and alcohol, * Kids Conflicts and Sibling Rivalry * Screens vs Self-Directed Play.
Discipline without Punishment eCourse. Watch the videos and read the text in all 8 lessons of this Series. These cover why and how replacing punishments with Peaceful Parenting strategies will lead to greater harmony and cooperation in the family or classroom.
10 Day Peaceful Parent Challenge. This offers a 10 minute per day for 10 days challenge, with the intention of bringing more peace, harmony and clarity into a parent's days and helping to build positive habits in self-care and mindfulness.
Mama Meltdown eCourse A short but powerful 4 module course that looks at anger and overwhelm, strategies to resolve excessive stress while supporting parents to better identify and resolve their triggers and create clear effective plans for avoiding taking their frustrations out on their child.
Monthly webinars for trainees. Attend or watch the replay of at least 4 of Genevieve's webinars with trainees.
Cover recommended reading including Aletha Solter's books and the peaceful parenting workbook that accompanies the Step by Step eCourse. Plus our series of Parent Child Scripts to gain more confidence in applying the tools in different scenarios.
A skype consultation with Genevieve to work through a current parenting struggle both for your own benefit and gain experience from the perspective of the client (included in training fee)
Agree to a minimum of 4 supervision appointments with Genevieve in the first year of working as a Peaceful parenting Instructor and educator. Fees for this not included but reduced supervision for trained instructors (see Q&A below)
How long will it take? Participants can become certified when all requirements have been met even if the year hasn't been completed, yet are still required to complete the year to gain continued learning and support. Participants are welcome to take as long as they need to complete all requirements.
Additional optional zoom video calls covering; * stepping into your power and finding your unique voice and style * the interonnectedness of your wounds and your gifts * creating or developing your online presence * social media marketing * website, blog and email automation system * building your list * facilitating real life and online groups.
Before certification, completion of a detailed form to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and strategies you have learned. Genevieve will give you feedback, either in written form or through a one on one zoom, with the aim to further enhance your learning and give you more clarity and confidence. This isn't about grading it's about support and guidance.
Extensive Resource Library to Support your Learning
Our Resource Library offers additional recommended (but optional) videos, audios and Q&A's to support your learning
Sorted by video, audio and text you can easily find your preferred format.
People often comment on how much they learn from seeing and hearing Genevieve explain and demonstrate the concepts.
When working with a diverse range of parents with a huge range of challenges, you'll need lots of resources to be able to reference back to and potentially share with clients.
Gain the support you need as your train and develop your business
Village Forums are supportive spaces to ask your questions or gain support
You'll soon consider our lovely mentors friends.
Non-judgemental, compassionate support and advice - no matter where you at in your training, your parenting, your life!
Other trainees will be very happy to listen to and support your questions and concerns, often you'll find they're having the same struggles which makes the journey less lonely.
Favorite groups include the Village green general forum, the eCourse learning forum, Self-healing, natural health and nutrition & the Peaceful Partnering groups.
Always more videos, audios & eCourses in the pipeline!
We have an overflowing list of videos, courses & resources we're just itching to develop and share with you! The Village will continue to grow & evolve.
In addition to the monthly webinar for trainees, you can also join the fortnightly live Q&A webinars with Genevieve and Tabitha for all peaceful parent village members which gives you another chance to ask your burning questions.
More goodness being added all the time.
This is your village. Want something? Just ask. We love making stuff you love.
Commonly Asked Questions
No not at all, you can join from anywhere in the world. You just need a computer and access to the internet. Most of the videos and audios can be downloaded when you have access to high-speed wifi. You can post your questions at any time, and they’ll be answered as others are online and you can monitor notifications. We change around the times that we offer webinars to facilitate different time zones, and also people can send a question in ahead of time and then watch the replay after the event.
For many years, we've been developing the resources to facilitate education through the Village to make it easier for those outside of New Zealand to gain the benefits that people receive from the live courses.
The training is open to anyone who has ongoing contact with children. It's ideal for parents, grandparents or teachers. It's important to be able to observe children and practice what you learn through your communication with one or more children in your world. You don't need to interact with children of all ages as the Village forums and resources like the problem solving and loving limits scripts offer lots of answers to typical questions relating to a wide range of ages.
We offer that participants can become certified in a shorter or longer time than the year because we recognize that participants will come from a diverse range of personal and professional experiences and that each person will have different needs to meet to get to the stage where they feel competent and confident to offer their services in their community as a peaceful parenting instructor and/or educator.
The same is true for those who do the training for the purpose of integrating the tools into their current therapeutic or teaching practice who may not have the wish or need to market themselves as a peaceful parenting instructor or educator. Allowing for this, participants can gain their certification once they've met the requirements whether this takes 5 months or 2 years.
Especially for those who have already completed the Peaceful Parenting Step by Step eCourse at some point in recent years or who have already had some one on one appointments with me over recent years, they may be able to meet the requirements in a much shorter length of time. Also for those who have already been practicing some of the core principles of non-punitive connection based parenting and/or teaching, and especially those who have already tackled a lot of their own inner self-healing work, again they may be able to move through the material with more ease and speed than others. And for many reasons, other participants will need to take a lot more time before achieving the point of competence and confidence to offer their services as a peaceful parenting instructor and educator.
Breaking down the time required to complete the eCourses plus the resources in each of the Resource Kits over the 12 months, we recommend making an appointment with yourself in your diary to spend at least 8 hours per month or 2 hours per week to engage in the training material. Whether that's a 2 hour block one evening or weekend morning, or 30 minutes 4 nights a week. And in addition to this, we require that participants preferably attend or watch the replay of a minimum of four of the support webinars for trainees.
If you have a look at the eCourse library; you'll see the list of eCourses and estimated recommended time to work through each of them as follows:
The Peaceful Parenting Step by Step eCourse; Time Commitment - approximately 12 - 14 hours; 7 modules (about 2 hours each) broken into 4-5 units of about 20-30 minutes each. To allow time to practice each approach while they're fresh in your mind, we suggest you plan to work on this course over 6-8 weeks. There is an accompanying workbook and several summary sheets where the approaches are summarized into easy simplified one-pagers that can all be printed out and kept in your PP Instructor learning folder.
The Discipline without Punishment Video eCourse; Time Commitment - approx. 5 hours to cover 9 videos approx. 15-20 minutes each, accompanying text and 6 reflection worksheets. Most of the videos are excerpts from live seminars, the longer versions of these seminars can be made available on request.
Mama Meltdown eCourse recommended time commitment is 2 ½ hours over 4 units. Again this will depend on a participant's previous experience in working with their own and other people's emotional journey towards greater harmony and emotional regulation and emotional self-management.
10 Day Peaceful Parent Challenge: In this mini eCourse we suggest that participants carve out just ten minutes per day to practice each day's simple yet powerful practice that's aimed to increase one's ability to be mindfully calm present and connected with their own and their child's feelings and needs. Yet in reality reading each day's suggested practice, practicing it with your child during the day, then returning to answer the on-screen reflection questions to help integrate the practice and gain any subsequent insights will take about 30 minutes a day over 10 days. So especially when doing this eCourse with the intention of potentially guiding clients or course participants to follow through it, we suggest allowing 5 hours for this eCourse.
Covering the information in these eCourses is estimated to take about 25 hours in total. This doesn't include the time spent practicing what you're learning. The richest learning, of course, comes from the practice in putting the theory into practice with the child or children in your life on a day to day basis. We've estimated that if you can spend 8 hours per month or 2 hours per week to engage in the training material you can cover the basic requirements. And in addition to this, we require that participants preferably attend or watch the replay of a minimum of four of the support webinars for trainees. In addition to these requirements there are additional optional zoom video calls that trainees can avail of depending on what they need to gain the confidence and competence they need during the training or download to access as needed later as they develop their practice or business (See "Additional optional zoom video call" topics in the list of requirements on the information page).
Covering the additional material in our resource library and any other relevant information that relates to where you see the gaps in your learning and understanding to be, we recommend spending a minimum of one hour per week working through this material and encourage you to engage in the eCourses learning forum in the Village to share your thoughts, insights and ask your questions.
This additional material that we encourage participants to become familiar with is based on equipping you to feel confident answering some of the most common questions that arise in consultations with parents and on workshops: * Meeting Aggression with Connection, * Mindful Parenting, * Ending Parental Conflict * Teens and alcohol, * Kids Conflicts and Sibling Rivalry * Screens vs Self-Directed Play * Peacefully parenting Strong-Willed Children * Tears and tantrums * The food-mood connection. Additionally, one of the webinars will cover how to tackle any concerns that a parent or teacher may have that the child may have a condition that needs to be identified and addressed
It is a one year long program. The cost of the program for those who manage to complete all requirements within the year is $325 USD per month over 12 months or $3,000 USD in one upfront payment. For those who need longer to complete, they can continue to stay engaged with the training material and ongoing video calls and support through the forum as long as they need to at the cost of $30 per month. It's also a possibility to pause the training if unexpected challenges arise, just make contact and have that conversation.
The training fee includes all the required eCourses, resource kits and optional video webinars during the training. The one on one supervision appointments with Genevieve are not included in the training fee. The normal fee of NZ$150 per hour or US$100 per hour will be reduced to NZ$110 (or US$70) for trainees or certified instructors within the first two years post-certification.
Yes each peaceful parenting instructor will build their own client base. There will be a page on the website with the details of each instructor and their contact and other relevant information. Instructors can have their own page on the website if they send us their bio and relevant information and links. They are then welcome to use this link in emails or facebook page posts or other digital information. The link will look like this; www.peacefulparent.com/yourname/
No. You can bring as many of your questions and challenges into the training as you like, including questions relating to clients you begin working with during the training. We ask that you are honest with anyone you offer peaceful parenting support to that you're still in training. The 4 supervision appointments are for your support and continued learning during your first year of working with clients post gaining instructor certification
Yes, the finer details of how all that works will be explained as you get close to completing requirements. When you become a qualified instructor, you'll be given a package of resources that you can use including summary sheets relating to the different tools, pre-made power point presentation files relating to some of the most common seminars / workshops that Genevieve currently offers. You can look on the seminars page to see what those topics are; https://www.peacefulparent.com/peaceful-parenting-seminars/
You can also take individuals or groups through one or more of the eCourses that you yourself will be learning from during the training. As a trained instructor you'll receive a 30% commission on the price that your clients/ customers will pay. Our affiliate system can very cleverly recognise that a sale came from the IP address of someone who first visited the website through your affiliate link even if it was many months earlier. We will also encourage Instructors to email us with the name of anyone who you know has bought one of the products
It means that you can promote yourself as a Peaceful Parenting Instructor and Educator who has been trained and certified by Genevieve Simperingham and the Peaceful Parent Institute. It means that you will have the ongoing support during the training and beyond of PPI as you develop your business. It's very important that the strong and consistently positive reputation of PPI be maintained as PPI certified instructors share what they've learned through the training and ongoing learning and support. When someone puts themselves out there in their community as an Instructor and educator certified by PPI they benefit from the weight of this reputation, brand and following that has developed over 25 years of Genevieve and her husband Dan plus in the last decade the PPI team offering consistently good quality information and support to families in need around the globe.
No, to gain ongoing therapeutic holding and support you will need to work with a therapist or set up a listening partnership with another trainee or village member. However, you will gain a lot of support as you journey through the training. You will likely find that the training brings you in touch with your own emotional patterns and will likely find yourself revisiting your own childhood quite a lot as you learn and change patterns from childhood. The support we offer can be very healing and therapeutic, yet we need to be very clear that online therapy is not the intention of the Village.
Genevieve, Tabitha, Meg and Gauri, Julie, Michelle, Debra and the other administrators each bring a huge richness of experience and passion to this community. We each have different skills that we bring and all share a passion for reaching as many families and schools as possible with these connection based approaches. Between us we have a lot of experience in counselling, family therapy, teaching, special needs, sensory issues, mindfulness, occupational therapy, the healing of trauma and childhood wounds. And yet none of us are offering to be a primary support person to a trainee. We can support people to reach out and gain the support they need in their world and gain extra support in the Village.
We understand that this happens at times, especially at parents who can never control life to the full and need to prioritize the needs of the family. In this situation, just chat with Genevieve and negotiate for your learning and hence your payments to be paused until you are again in a situation where you can continue.
You can gain a full refund in the first 30 days. The only conditions that apply is that we’ll first send you a couple of questions to make sure that you’re not leaving because you didn’t access the help you needed finding the materials that most relate to your situation.
As a safeguard, we also check at our end that a member hasn’t already downloaded lots of the material. This is for our protection knowing how valuable the content is and not wanting it to be misused or repackaged. But if you’ve downloaded 3 or 4 items to see if it’s a good fit for you and you decide to leave, we absolutely respect that and will be happy to give you a refund!
If you joined more than 30 days ago and signed up for a year, you can cancel or downgrade to basic (free) membership and you'll still have access until the full year has passed, at which point you'll lose access to the member-protected content.
Please also read the response to the question above this relating to accessing PPI content to share with clients or workshop participants. When you first join and start the training, we'll guide you to register as a PPI (Peaceful Parent Institute) affiliate. As a trainee, you'll receive a commission of 15% on any products or membership someone avails of. When you become a qualified Peaceful Parenting Instructor that commission goes up to 30%. You'll have login details and be able to track any sales and commission amounts through your dashboard.
As an affiliate, you'll be able to offer links to this website in your emails, website, social media pages/ posts which has an affiliate code associated with it. If that person then becomes a Peaceful Parent Village member or buys one of the individual eCourses or other digital products through our products for sale page, whether it happens on that day that they first link through from your link or even many months later, you'll receive a commission for that.
If you're already a Village Member, the first step is to visit My Account and choose the option to Downgrade to free subscriber. Then go back to the PP Instructor information page and sign up with the option of 12 monthly payments or the upfront one payment for the year. If you live in New Zealand, read the answer to the question "
The NZD fee is:
Option 1: $475 per month x 12 (incl. GST)
Option 2: $330 per month x 18 months (Incl. GST)
Option 3: A once off payment of $4,350 (including GST) for the full year if paid upfront.
Further detail and instructions on payment is available on the registration page.
Rather than participants completing assignments every six weeks or so, the courses have reflection questions throughout the units. We believe this is a more effective approach as the participant gets to think and type out how they would put the theory into practice when the learning relating to that particular unit is very fresh on their mind.
Before gaining certification, you will need to submit to Genevieve at least one case study following the format, questions and guidelines given. This will greatly help you think through the work you do in supporting at least one parent during one or a series of parent coaching appointments. I do encourage participants to share their case studies for other participants to benefit from. Some of the conversations in the zoom meetings relate to participants talking through the work they're doing with parents they're supporting. The real life assignments come when working with a parent and that’s when you’re learning will really escalate when you have the pressure of really helping that parent in the best way that you can. Many of the participants reflect that they find the suggested questions for case studies to give them a good structure as they work to help that parent.