Mon, 07 Dec|
Online YouTube Live event
Being at your Best when your Kids are at their Worst
Join me for this book reading event. Taking place over 7 evenings this December - starting on Monday 7th December at 20.30 GMT. More details & tickets on Eventbrite
Time & Location
07 Dec 2020, 20:30 GMT
Online YouTube Live event
About the event
Book reading online of Kim John Payne's most recent book "Being at your Best when your Kids are at their Worst".
From the back of this book:
When our children are at their worst, they need us to be at our best - or as close to it as we can be. Educator and family counselor Kim John Payne, author of 'Simplicity Parenting', offers techniques that simply and directly shift these damaging patterns in communication and parental behavior. These grounded and practical strategies will help you:
- Slow down the interaction
- Be more in control of your reactions
- Open up a much wider range of helpful responses
- Sense what your child's deeper needs are even though they are misbehaving
- Respond in a way that gives your child a feeling of being heard and still puts a boundary in place
When children are at their most difficult and challenging situations arise, how can we react in a way that reflects our family values and expectations? Often, when children "push our buttons", we find ourselves reacting in ways that are far from our principles, often further inflaming a situation.
Payne's meditative approach can be done anywhere, anytime; it lifts you out of the old, unwanted patterns of action-reaction and prepares you so that the voice you speak with is closer to the parent you want to be.
His concrete and simple techniques can help parents and children be at their best, even in the most challenging of times.
Kim's book will be read by Chloë Aldam, a member of the Simplicity Parenting Institute. Chloë trained as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach in 2016 and has led workshops based on the concepts in Kim John Payne's books "Simplicity Parenting" and "The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance from Toddlers to Teens".
It will take approximately 35-50 mins for each reading, over the course of 7 evenings in December.
On the 17th December, Chloë will host a gathering on Zoom to lead a discussion about this book. This will be free and details will be given closer to the time.
Reading 1 - Monday 7th December
The Problem: What gets in the way of Being at our Best?
Reading 2 - Tuesday 8th December
Derailments from the Past & Present
Reading 3 - Wednesday 9th December
Derailments in the Present & Derailments... from the future
Reading 4 - Thursday 10th December
Part Two - The Key: All about the Compassionate Response Practice
Reading 5 - Monday 14th December
The Compassionate Response Practice for Self & for a Child in Need
Reading 6 - Tuesday 15th December
Part Three - The Transformation: The Gift of the Real You
Reading 7 - Wednesday 16th December
Values Centered versus Child Centered & How to make a Repair