1st Quarter of the Training

Order of courses and modules:  From the date that you start the training, mark in your diary the relevant dates for you to start and be aiming to complete each of the eCourses and resource kits.  You’ll refer back to them again as the rest of the year continues, but covering each of them initially will start to lay the foundation for your peaceful parenting learning and practice.

The first week is your opportunity to explore the Instructor Training group forum, introduce yourself, add a profile pic, create a system to record your learning journey and create your index to help you revisit and refind what you need in the future, become familiar with the options through your Village Map and also the drop-down menu under your profile picture in the main menu, explore the different categories of resources in the resource library and generally set yourself up.

Reflection Questions: Please fill out the reflection questions on each unit that offers these questions.  Once you’ve filled out your responses, copy the questions and answers into your digital document where you record your learning, making sure that you index your responses with the name of the Course, Model and Unit that it’s in.

Overcoming Overwhelm eCourse (previously called Mama Meltdown)
Weeks 2 to 4 inclusive

Peaceful Parenting Step by Step eCourse
Weeks 5 to 10 inclusive

Mindful Parenting eCourse
Weeks 11 to 13 inclusive

2nd Quarter of the Training

Weeks 14 to 15 revision of material covered

Kids Conflict Resource Kit Resource Kit
Weeks 16 to 18 inclusive

Meeting Aggression with Connection eCourse
Weeks 19 to 21 inclusive

Strong Willed Kids
Weeks 22 to 23 inclusive

10 Day Peaceful Parent Challenge
Weeks 24 to 25 inclusive

Discipline without Punishment video series
Weeks 26 to 27 inclusive

3rd Quarter of the Training

Putting the theory into practice.  During this quarter you are encouraged to bring examples of parenting challenges in to the Zoom calls and in to the forum.  This gives you and other trainees the opportunity to brainstorm about how the material from the training could be applied in this situation.  This process will draw you back in to the material and give you increased curiosity and hence engagement to deepen your learning and start to become better at identifying where to find the information.

4th Quarter of the Training

During the last quarter you still have the opportunity to bring example challenges from your own family and also case studies from parents you may be helping in your community or facebook groups.  You are encouraged to share these examples with other trainees.  In this last quarter you are encouraged to tune in to the Zoom either live or replays relating to the extra topics that relate to either developing your marketing and online presence and also focusing on your story brand and your core limiting beliefs that may be standing in the way of you sharing your passion, knowledge and gifts with the world.

Identifying core beliefs

At least one if not two of the trainee’s zoom meetings during your one year program will be dedicated to supporting trainees to better understand and work with some of their core beliefs.  This is important work as it will help you to better identify and resolve limiting core beliefs that may be holding you back from fulfilling your goals and dreams.  It’s also important work to support you to better support parents to identify and resolve some of their limiting beliefs that have kept them stuck in unhealthy patterns.  Helping parents change how they respond to their child requires parents to themselves explore and work on changing some core beliefs that they’ve held, consciously or unconsciously, for most of their lives.  Working with our own core beliefs helps us to support the parents we work with in identifying and changing their core beliefs that hold them back from connecting with their child and with themselves with more clarity and compassion.

If you’re unable to attend one of these zoom calls, you can create some calm and peaceful time at home to connect with your inner world, explore the questions at this link and then either email your responses to [email protected] or you might be willing to generously record your responses on video and share in our trainee’s forum.

Identifying your wounds and your gifts

At least one or more likely two, of the zoom meetings for trainees will cover more work relating to identifying core beliefs.  This one will be more specific to identifying your wounds and your gifts and that which may hold you back.  If you’re unable to attend a zoom meeting on these topics of identifying and working with core beliefs and/or one of the zoom meetings on Identifying your wounds and gifts during the training, you can take some time to sit alone, create a safe space to connect with yourself in a peaceful environment and record your responses to each of the questions and then either create a video sharing your responses or email your typed or voice recorded responses to [email protected]

If you follow this link, it will take you to a forum thread with all the questions.  On that same thread, you can also see a past zoom meeting with Sunny, Seonaid and Alison and Genevieve where we worked with these reflection questions.  This is one of the videos where Genevieve guides the group through the process of exploring their wounds and gifts

Case Study information

Before becoming a Certified Peaceful Parenting Instructor, you’re asked to undertake at least one case study and return it to Genevieve.  Click this link to learn more about this.  Don’t hesitate to email Genevieve and gain ideas or support before undertaking your case study.  We’re here to set you up for success and help you achieve getting started offering your services and support to parents.
You can additionally / optionally share any questions or wins relating to case studies in this thread in the trainee’s forum here; https://www.peacefulparent.com/groups/pp-instructor-training-forum/forum/topic/case-study-for-trainees/

Zoom meetings for participants

These days and times are in NZST New Zealand Standard Time.  To check the time in your country/ timezone, you can go to timeanddate.com to convert.  Or google local time in New Zealand and work out the difference.  Note New Zealand will always be ahead, as in when it’s Tuesday morning in New Zealand it will be Monday evening in North America and the Europe.

4th October 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
5th October 1:00 pm

18th October 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
19th October 1:00 pm

1st November 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
2nd November 1:00 pm

15th November 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
16th November 1:00 pm

29th November 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
30th November 1:00 pm

13th December 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
14th December 1:00 pm

Christmas and New Years break

10th January 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
11th January 1:00 pm

24th January 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
25th January 1:00 pm

7th February 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
8th February 1:00 pm

21st February 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
22nd February 1:00 pm

7th March 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
8th March 1:00 pm

21st March 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
22nd March 1:00 pm

4th April 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
5th April 1:00 pm

18th April 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
19th April 1:00 pm

2nd May 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
3rd May 1:00 pm

16th May 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
17th May 1:00 pm

30th May 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
31st May 1:00 pm

13th June 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
14th June 1:00 pm

27th June 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
28th June 1:00 pm

11th July 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
12th July 1:00 pm

25th July 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
26th July 1:00 pm

8th August 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
9th August 1:00 pm

22nd August 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
23rd August 1:00 pm

5th September 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
6th September 1:00 pm

19th September 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
20th September 1:00 pm

3rd October 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
4th October 1:00 pm

17th October 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
18th October 1:00 pm

31st October 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
1st November 1:00 pm

14th November 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
15th November 1:00 pm

Additionally, please fill out one behaviour Reflection Worksheet and send to me.

Before completing your training you’ll need to fill out and submit a behaviour reflection worksheet.  You can use one that you previously filled out while working through the Step by Step eCourse and saved, or write out a new one now.  Then send it to me in whatever form suits; email text, PDF, word document etc.

You will remember working on this worksheet in Module 2 of the Step by Step eCourse, in the unit entitled “Putting it all together”. For a refresher, follow the ink below.  This process (summarised below) can help you think through the feelings and needs of both parent and child and look at which strategies and tools may help.  

Name a problem or conflict, whether one that happened recently, or is a recurring issue. Either for yourself or for a parent you are helping. 

Regaining my centre/ managing my stress:
How do I feel when this happens? What do I need? What information would help?
Does this in any way remind me of my own childhood? How would this have been handled when I was a kid?
Connection with child:
How might my child feel when this happens?
What does my child need at these times?
What information might my child need?
Tools I might try: For example; Quality time, active listening, play, supporting healing tears and tantrums.
How can we solve this?
Tools I could try: Maybe a family or mini meeting, request instead of demands, problem solving, I messages, loving limit, a playful approach.

What the training includes

Return to the Become a Peaceful Parenting Instructor page for a reminder of what’s covered in the training.


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