Make life-changing shifts in the way you parent

Every parent deserves to have the skill and mindset to gracefully RIDIE the waves of challenging scenarios, instead of being worn out and drained by the ups and downs of daily life with kids

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Fear of Failure and Rejection

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What's Included:

  • 29 video lessons

    The course is broken down into 7 modules - Each of them broken down into bite size lessons (3-15 mins long) that focus on a specific topic around empathic limit setting and handling negative emotions.


  • Workbook + Printables

    The workbook includes various exercises, journaling prompts & infographics as well as printable content that you can hang on the fridge: mantras, booklists, checklists and respectful language reminders.


  • Private Instagram Group

    If you sign up for the 4 day Christmas offer you you will be invited to join Respectful Mom's Private Instagram group where you get access to extra support on your journey. (Note: The Instagram group will be opening late January 2021)

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How Punishments Drive Bad Behaviour

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What You'll Learn

The "Welcoming the Waves of Emotions" course teaches you how to:

  • Set effective, empathic limits step-by-step

  • Handle your kids big explosive emotions and how to help them move through their emotions in a healthy way

  • Handle your OWN explosive emotions and stop falling into guilt inducing trigger reactions that you likely carry with from your own childhood

  • Reduce power-struggles and tension in the home and restore peace and balance

  • Access the tools to gracefully rise above the chaos and feel relaxed and confident as a parent

  • Raise authentic, happy, resilient humans

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Parenting Ourselves Instead of Our children

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Course Breakdown

MODULE 1 - Introduction: What is Respectful/Mindful Parenting?

  • Welcome
  • What is Respectful/Mindful Parenting?
  • "I lost it..." a personal story: What to do when we loose our cool
  • What we will cover in this course


MODULE 2 - The What And The Why

  • What Empathic Limits are NOT
  • What Else is There? 
  • Understanding Drivers of Challenging Behaviour


MODULE 3 - What Is Our End Goal Here?

  • What Do You Wish For Your Child?
  • Our Primary Job as Parents 
  • "People pleasers often start out as parent pleasers"
  • Why No Rewards?


MODULE 4 - Welcoming The Waves of Emotions

  • 5 Reasons Why Acknowledging Feelings is Profound
  • Handling The Meltdown: Here you see a real life video of Kristin going through a meltdown with her 2.5 y old son
  • The difference between fighting vs. riding the waves


MODULE 5 - HOW to Set Empathic Limits

  • The Sceptical Voice in Our Head: "How will they learn if they are not punished for bad behaviour?"
  • How to Set Empathic Limits: Step-by-step
  • Reacting vs. Responding
  • Understanding what is age appropriate
  • Natural Consequences


MODULE 6 - WHAT Limits to Set

  • General vs. circumstantial rules
  • The Three Non-Negotiables
  • What we can NOT control: Handling children screaming/yelling, potty training, meal times
  • Modelling


MODULE 7 - It All Starts And Ends With Us

  • Self-Work is the Most Important Work
  • Working Through Our Triggers: "Where are my reactions coming from?"
  • The Half-Smile trick
  • Radical Reframe
  • Thank you


MODULE 8 - Q and A

  • Answering common questions from parents


Answering common questions

  • For what age is this course relevant for?

    The course is designed with 0 -7 y old children in mind

  • Do I need to follow a course schedule?

    NO. The course is 100% self-paced. Which means you watch it in your own time in a way that fits your own schedule. No pressure and no guilt!

  • What is the quality of the course?

    The content is fully produced by a professional (award winning) team so; video, sound, graphic and animation is the highest quality you will find!

  • How long can I access the course material?

    You get LIFE LONG access to the course, so basically as long as there is internet on this planet you will be able to go back to it as you please.

  • Is it possible to split payments?

    Yes, we offer instillments options.

  • How long are the video lessons in the course?

    Each module is broken down into 3-6 shorter videos/lesson. Each video can be anything from 3-15 min long, depending on what topic is being covered.

  • Can I share the videos with friends and family?

    The course is meant to be for private use only. But I would encourage you and your partner to watch together as well as other members of your child's intimate caregiving team, such as grandparents/nanny/older sibling etc.

  • Is it possible to re-watch the course whenever I want?

    Yes absolutely! I have students that have watched the course 3-4 times back to back. It's available for you to come back to it as many times as you want.

What students are saying

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Miranda Mergler

Wow. What a way to start a workshop. I couldn’t set me phone down and was soaking up every word.

Wow. What a way to start a workshop. I couldn’t set me phone down and was soaking up every word.

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Parenting Gold - Best Respectful/Mindful Parenting Resource

Nicole Rubbi-Clarke

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve found parenting overwhelming, and I’ve been searching for a truer and more peaceful approach to family life. In my quest to find some answers, I came across Respectful Mom and the wisdom she shares resonated with ...

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I’ve lost count of the times I’ve found parenting overwhelming, and I’ve been searching for a truer and more peaceful approach to family life. In my quest to find some answers, I came across Respectful Mom and the wisdom she shares resonated with me. I knew I wanted to learn more and found the course Welcoming the Waves of Emotions to be profound - a journey which starts and ends with us. Not only is the course informative, it inspires me (showing ways how) to put my best self forward in this magical world of parenthood.

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In Tears

Malissa Batchelor

Please don’t stop what you’re doing. Please keep making content.This is exactly what I and my family needed. This course left me in tears. Thanks for your hard work so I could learn too.

Please don’t stop what you’re doing. Please keep making content.This is exactly what I and my family needed. This course left me in tears. Thanks for your hard work so I could learn too.

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Incredibly Powerful

Emily Clouten

Kristen quotes all of my favourite parenting authors and then some. She shares extremely relatable stories and a myriad of practical tools, which I can begin to implement immediately. She has curated the course in a way that is full of tools and i...

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Kristen quotes all of my favourite parenting authors and then some. She shares extremely relatable stories and a myriad of practical tools, which I can begin to implement immediately. She has curated the course in a way that is full of tools and information, but somehow never gets overwhelming. Aesthetically, it is simply stunning. Such a pleasure to watch and listen. I know I will come back to it again and again. Thank you Kristen for sharing your wisdom. I'm so grateful to have learnt so much.

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Life changing!

Aubrey Watts

Kristin describes RIE parenting in such a way that really sits with me. I’ve always been inspired by RIE parenting and followed Janet Lansbury, but I don’t think it really clicked until this course. Kristin’s insight on children is so enlightening...

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Kristin describes RIE parenting in such a way that really sits with me. I’ve always been inspired by RIE parenting and followed Janet Lansbury, but I don’t think it really clicked until this course. Kristin’s insight on children is so enlightening. I had many Ah ha! moments while watching the course content. She has a way of beautifully expressing it all in a way that makes sense to the viewer, and she lays it out giving you the tools to make a life changing shift in your parenting. It’s beautifully edited and easy to watch. I love how the course is broken up into shorter modules so you can absorb a little of the content at a time. It really gives you a chance to reflect and go at your own pace. I highly recommend this to all parents of young children. It is unlike any parenting course you’ve seen before.

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Really empowering

Jodiel Caines

Three modules into this course and I could not feel more confident in where this is going. Natural, empowering, kind, and respectful. Love, love, love.

Three modules into this course and I could not feel more confident in where this is going. Natural, empowering, kind, and respectful. Love, love, love.

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Simply transformational.

Mariam Ahmad

Kristin, thank you for sharing your own personal parenthood journey with us along with your deep reflections and the research you have done along the way. This course was an absolute joy to watch. Kristin's calm sophistication and sense of hum...

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Kristin, thank you for sharing your own personal parenthood journey with us along with your deep reflections and the research you have done along the way. This course was an absolute joy to watch. Kristin's calm sophistication and sense of humour make her very likeable. I love that this course liberates you from a very regimented mode of parenting that a lot of us experienced as children. 3 days in and my daughter is already a happier child. she has noticed a difference and she's only 2 years old! I will keep coming back to this course as long as it takes for the message to become the norm in my own household.

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Loved every word, every example, every story. Thank you!

Lane Matthews

Just finished the course and I definitely feel empowered and ready to continue parenting in this beautiful way. Thank you, Kristin, for your kind spirit and calm presence. The way you conveyed your research, experience and advice was so easy to un...

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Just finished the course and I definitely feel empowered and ready to continue parenting in this beautiful way. Thank you, Kristin, for your kind spirit and calm presence. The way you conveyed your research, experience and advice was so easy to understand and I could literally feel a pressure lifting from my shoulders... This pressure we all feel to do it perfectly, to make our kids "behave." But this method makes me feel free to connect to my child on a level that I know in my soul is the way to really be, the way to really love and guide these tiny beings that are mirrors of ourselves. My husband and I started to watch it again together this time and I am excited for him to experience and learn too. Every parent should do this course, the world would be a much more peaceful place if so. Thank you, thank you!

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AMAZING AND INSPIRING

Felicia Trager

Kristen gives you everything you need to succeed in being the parent you want to be - the course is comprehensive, well organized, informative and inspiring. I loved every minute of it and feel so much more confident moving forward as a new parent...

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Kristen gives you everything you need to succeed in being the parent you want to be - the course is comprehensive, well organized, informative and inspiring. I loved every minute of it and feel so much more confident moving forward as a new parent. Couldn't recommend this course any more - definitely 5 stars!!!!!

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Wow...I’ve just finished the course and I’m still in tears!

valentina marcelli

Everything is so clear and obvious to me now...I’ve already had the chance to practice a few tips from the course after I shifted my mindset and it was mind blowing! I hope to take also my partner in this journey because he is so skeptical so we w...

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Everything is so clear and obvious to me now...I’ve already had the chance to practice a few tips from the course after I shifted my mindset and it was mind blowing! I hope to take also my partner in this journey because he is so skeptical so we will be a great team for our kids :) talk fyrir elsku Krístin...þú ert gull!❤️

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