Do you have a desire to help parents create more harmony in their families?
Our Peaceful Parenting Instructor Training is a one year program
Now accepting applications for February 2023 intake
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?
Genevieve and your fellow trainees will be there as you share your questions, challenges and successes.
Parenting isn’t easy and neither is parent-coaching. We so often feel alone in our parenting journey and question if we’re doing the right thing. Our trainees have frequently reflected that being a part of the group and hearing how other participants and dealt or are dealing with struggles, doubts and setbacks fills them with motivation and inspiration.
This one year program is specifically designed to give you concrete strategies and techniques that are proven to work.
Having all of the information packaged and presented in step by step modules with reflection questions and activities, combined with regular zoom calls where you will watch Genevieve tackling real-world problems and difficult situations, is what gives our trainees a level of understanding and clarity that would otherwise take years. You’ll be immersed in this way of thinking, bridging the gap between knowing about peaceful parenting and gaining the confidence and competence to support parents (and yourself!) with just about any challenge.
Putting the theory into practice will greatly improve your personal life
Much of the training journey will centre around supporting you to be mindfully aware of your emotions and triggers as you apply the theory in your own life. More often than not, this has a profound positive affect on not just effectiveness in parenting and coaching but also your mental health.
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. Another benefit of immersing yourself in this training 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.
If you would like to pay upfront 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 per week at a discounted ‘in training’ price of $50 USD for example, that would be $400 USD per month. Hopefully, this also gives you an idea of the potential earnings once you are Certified and have some experience under your belt.
“I have loved this training, especially the fortnightly zoom calls where we are able to talk with Genevieve directly and share our wins and/or challenges and listen to other parents who may also be having challenges with their children. These zoom calls have been invaluable and I have learned so much through having personal interaction with Genevieve and the other trainees. The training has helped me to know that I am on the right track in regards to the way that I parent and has strengthened my commitment to parenting peacefully and with respect. I have learned so many new strategies and tools, particularly the I statements, family meetings, requests rather than demands, and my new favourite mantra “this is tricky not tragic!!”
Tawnie keleher – Peaceful Parenting 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 – Peaceful Parenting Instructor and mother of 3
“The training has been hugely beneficial in starting to be able to support the parents of the children that I work with. The ability to work with them to help their child was the missing link for me. As I don’t yet have my own children, the course has given me so many invaluable insights into the challenges of parenting and how it can be approached from a place that nurtures positive psychological and relational development.”
Jennifer, Peaceful Parenting Instructor Trainee
“The training changed my life! I’m extremely grateful to Genevieve for that. I’ve learned to understand myself better and my childhood wounds. After that, it was a lot easier to remain calm, centered and to be supportive to my children. I can now better understand every situation and apply the peaceful parenting tools.”
Raluca Martis – Peaceful Parenting Instructor
Scroll to the bottom of the page to read more from instructors and trainees.
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
Fortnightly zoom calls with Genevieve plus replaysZoom calls every second week
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 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.Diffusing Aggression with Connection eCourse
Mastering the skills to share with clients.Mindful Parenting eCourse
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 eCourse
Exploring what's needed to set up your business.Running a successful parenting business webinar
Balancing family and business needsMarketing & Business zooms with Genevieve
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 that you’ll return to again and again. The 36 units in this eCourse include videos, downloadable audios, text, summary sheets & handouts, reflection questions & practical tasks.
Become familiar with the information covered in the following resouces; * Diffusing Aggression through Connection eCourse * Mindful Parenting eCourse * Ending Parental Conflict Resource Kit * Teens and alcohol Resource Kit * Kids Conflicts and Sibling Rivalry eCourse * 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.
Overcoming Overwhelm 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.
Fortnightly zoom meetings to check-in and have questions answered facilitated by Genevieve. Attend or watch the replay of at least 4 of zooms in your year.
Cover recommended reading including Aletha Solter’s books and our series of Parent Child Scripts to gain more confidence in applying the tools in different scenarios.
A 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 if within the 12 months)
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 google progress form to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and strategies you have learned. Plus the completion of at least one case study. 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
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.
Peer-to-peer learning is encouraged and facilitated via the Trainee Forum and break-out rooms on zoom.
Trainees have often set up practice coaching sessions with each other. This is strongly encouraged because it allows you to gain real world experience in a safe and controlled environment!
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.
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.
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.