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Can you imagine being able to gracefully handle both your child’s most challenging behaviour as well as their big, explosive emotions?

To gain the skill and mindset to start RIDING the waves instead of being worn out and drained by the ups and downs of daily life with kids?

Watch Intro Video

Fear of Failure and Rejection

Preview from module 2

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 48 hour offer you you will be invited to join Respectful Mom's Private Instagram group where you get access to extra support on your journey.

Watch Intro Video

How Punishments Drive Bad Behaviour

Preview from module 2

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 meet them in a way that helps 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 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

Preview from module 1

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, there are 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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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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Wonderful insight

Tanya Doran

Thank you for this wonderful course! I really enjoyed how you walk us through the internal process we all need to go through as parents: from re-framing the way we see our children's behavior, to importance of limits, and the work we need to do to...

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Thank you for this wonderful course! I really enjoyed how you walk us through the internal process we all need to go through as parents: from re-framing the way we see our children's behavior, to importance of limits, and the work we need to do to respond to our children with kindness. I particularly love the exercises you shared. I absolutely love Kristin's approach with kids - so kind, supportive and respectful. You are my #parentinggoals!

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Emotional and Educational

Cynthia Herrera

Great course on how to parent with more confidence and grace. I especially loved the quotes throughout her course, and the last quote at the end.

Great course on how to parent with more confidence and grace. I especially loved the quotes throughout her course, and the last quote at the end.

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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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