I’ve been clicking on Natalie’s blog for over a year now, gleaning from her nuggets of parenting wisdom. She writes about parenting with empathy and moving off the roller coaster of punishment and praise, which multiple studies have shown undermine children’s self motivation.
Natalie speaks the same language as Alfie Kohn, who wrote Unconditional Parenting (a parenting game-changer for me), but in a softer, feminine, more “I hear you sister,” way. I have gotten to know Natalie best through her phone consults, in which she’s helped me numerous times (including, but not limited to The Funky Sock Disasters and The Sibling Battlefield). What I love best about Natalie’s coaching is that she sees more clearly into my kids’ behavior and my responses than I am able to. She then suggests a pathway which illuminates my own blind spots and leads me to the sanest most effective and compassionate trail through the trees of parenting.
With Nathan, who is a Certified Life Coach, they are raising three daughters, inspiring people and spreading the good word.
The Awesomeness of this E-Course (all the details here)
* you can take it alone or with your partner
* Natalie and Nathan will present ideas and parenting strategies weekly (over 6 weeks) and you will have the opportunity to discuss, inquire more deeply, receive feedback and seek help transposing these ideas into your particular family situation
* you can participate as much or as little as you want
* you can participate from wherever you live, at your own pace
*Natalie and Nathan will be available for unlimited e-mail support during the 6-week course
*you will learn and grow
To win a spot in the upcoming E-Course, Parenting on the Same Team, leave a comment below. For an extra chance to win, share this post on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or your community and leave a second comment.
And the biggest endorsement of Natalie and Nathan’s work is this: Dan and I will be taking this course.
Giveaway ends 10/10/11
* Incidentally, the latest New Yorker contains a lovely article on coaching, written by the surgeon/author Atul Gawande. Gawande explores the benefits of employing a professional coach. The results (for teachers, doctors, musicians, singers, athletes) are impressive. Why not parenting?