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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

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Being at your Best when your Kids are at their Worst
Being at your Best when your Kids are at their Worst

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

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