Peaceful Discipline Parent Coaching Program
Announcing a new Parent Coaching Partnership
Sarah R. Moore of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting and the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC) are launching incredible new parent coaching services, called the Peaceful Discipline parent coaching program. They’ll give you practical strategies to help you move from being “stuck” in challenging behaviors to a much healthier place in your communication patterns with your family.
Aside from addressing challenging situations, these parent coaching sessions can also help already-close relationships get that much closer, if you simply want to hone your skills further.
How do I sign up?
Before you officially enroll, we will ask you to fill out an application to make sure it’s a good fit for you as well as for us. We want to make sure you’re clear that parent coaching doesn’t just “fix your kids’ behavior.” In fact, it’s often the caregiver who needs the right tools to meet the child wherever they are developmentally. The services we offer are parent-centric, to help you develop the skills you need to be peaceful, patient, and present with the children in your life.
What makes this parent coaching program unique?
Many aspects of this parent coaching program are truly world-class and offer benefits that no other group coaching plan that we know of can offer.
- It’s accredited.
- It’s 100% evidence-based.
The depth of your trainer’s expertise is diverse and exceptional; she truly “gets” more sides of the parenting journey than most others do. She won’t just teach you parenting skills to address your child’s behavioral challenges; what makes her parent coaching sessions successful is her ability to see behind the parent’s behavior. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Below, you’ll find testimonials from some of her former students.
Every week, you’ll have access to pre-recorded interviews with some of the world’s most highly sought after experts in child development, neuroscience, behavioral challenges, and personal growth.
These alone are a game-changer. You’ll find more details in the syllabus, below.These interviews aren’t just generic YouTube videos from parent coaches that anyone can access. Your trainer interviewed each of these experts individually with specific questions in mind to “level up” the parent coaching that’s available elsewhere.
Specifically, our goal is to help you feel more peace, joy, and connection with your children as you progress through our parent coaching program–and for many years thereafter.
Unlike many other programs, this parent coaching program will support parents in these ways:
Parent coaching can help a parent or caregiver not only grow their skillset, but also increase their confidence. When you feel more empowered and more confident, you spend less time second guessing your parenting decisions for your kids — and less time feeling the need to justify your parenting to others. You’ll have the education to bring you more peace in your daily life. Moreover, when you feel more peaceful on the inside, you have more peace to share with those around you.
As a society, we’re facing an incredible mental health crisis. Being intentional about creating more joy in your family is a powerful elixir to combat the challenges we face on a daily basis. You’ll come away with some specific tools you can use regularly to feel less stress, and more joy, in your heart.
Rather than a chronic feeling of disconnection with your family, you’re likely to “see” each other in a whole new way after this parent coaching program. You’ll have the skills you need to feel like a more cohesive family unit.
What’s the syllabus?
For each of the 12 weeks we meet, we will have at least one expert guest speaker via prerecorded video on the topic that we’re covering, all within the framework of respectful, connection-based conscious parenting. You do not need to watch all these videos. Specific instructions will be given before each class. Typically, you’ll have one assigned video and/or one optional video to watch, along with the other growth work. Here are some of the experts from whom you might hear on each topic (subject to change).
Week 1: Welcome & intros, knowing our “stories,” reparenting ourselves, and becoming the parent we WANT to be.
Jessica Joelle Alexander, co-author of “The Danish Way of Parenting” on the basics of respectful parenting; Dr. Sarah Bren on the importance of “good enough” parenting”; Donna Tetrault, author of “The CASTLE Method” on raising emotionally healthy families; Dr. Lynyetta Willis on family of origin; Shelly Robinson, founder of Raising Yourself on re-parenting ourselves; Dr. Robyn Koslowitz on parenting after trauma
Week 2: What's developmentally normal? Supporting wherever your child "should" be.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of “The Whole-Brain Child,” “The Bottom Line for Baby,” and other books — on making evidence-based choices for your baby; Dr. Laura Markham, author of “Peaceful Parent, Happy Child” and “Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings” — on navigating sibling relationships across different life stages; Debbie Reber, author of “Differently Wired” on neurodiversity; Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart on highly sensitive children; Phyllis Fagell, author of “Middle School Matters” and “Middle School Superpowers” — on the middle school years; Luis Fernando Llosa, co-author of “Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens” — on supporting these young adults; Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult” and other books — on preparing our children to launch
Week 3: Understanding your nervous system, your reactions, and your triggers – setting your brain & body up to help you.
Dr. Stephen Porges, author of “The Polyvagal Theory”; Dr. Mona Delahooke, author of “Beyond Behaviors” and “Brain-Body Parenting”; Maggie Viers, founder of The Empowered Family
Week 4: Yelling less, connecting more: releasing healthy anger without shame -- and supporting your children in their anger, too.
Dr. Ross Greene, author of “The Explosive Child”; Robyn Gobbel, author of “Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviors”
Week 5: Unpacking boundaries, punishment and “consequences” – what the research says about effective discipline.
Katherine Reynolds-Lewis, author of “The Good News about Bad Behavior”; Iris Chen, author of “Untigering”; DJ Johnson, motivational speaker; Mr. Chazz
Week 6: It’s never too late to heal (or too early).
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, co-author of “The Whole-Brain Child,” “Parenting from the Inside Out,” and many other books; Eli Harwood, author of “Securely Attached” and founder of Attachment Nerd; Bethany Saltman, author of “The Strange Situation”
Week 7: Understanding what actually drives children’s independence and skill-building.
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of “Parenting Right from the Start” and “Discipline without Damage”
Week 8: Raising resilient children: emotion coaching, big feelings, and personal growth.
Dr. Michele Borba, author of “Thrivers” and many other books; Dr. Anne Lane, author of “Nurture Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence”; Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Samuel Goldstein, authors of “Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success”; Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, co-authors of “The Self-Driven Child” and “What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home”
Week 9: The importance of showing up for yourself: how to feel heard, validated, and supported in your parenting.
Caroline Welch of the Mindsight Institute and author of “The Gift of Presence”
Week 10: Using improv, play, and stories as teaching tools.
Dr. Larry Cohen, author of “Playful Parenting”; Vivek Patel of Meaningful Ideas; Andrew Newman of Conscious Stories
Week 11: The importance of simplifying childhood.
Kim John Payne, author of “Simplicity Parenting” and other books; Dr. Meghan Owenz, author of “Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need”
Week 12: Evidence-based physical and mental health strategies.
Dr. Elisa Song, founder of Healthy Kids Happy Kids; Dr. Nicole Beurkens, author of “Life Will Get Better”; Jennifer Anderson, founder of Kids Eat in Color; Tessa Stuckey, LPC, author of “For the Sake of Our Youth”; Janine Halloran, founder of Coping Skills for Kids; Jess Lahey, author of “The Addiction Inoculation” and “The Gift of Failure”; Konika Ray Wong, founder of Girl Power Science; Seth Perler, executive functioning specialist
Bonus Week (optional): Support for educators.
Dr. Jamie Chaves & Dr. Ashley Taylor, authors of “The Why Behind Classroom Behaviors”; Annie Murphy Paul, author of “The Extended Mind”; Dr. Peter Gray
What does this parent coaching program cost?
Although valued at more than $8000, the one-time introductory rate for group parent coaching is $1200 USD, payable in full before your first session begins.
Many parenting summits are several hundred dollars, without any personalized support. Many professional coaches and therapists charge upwards of several hundred dollars per hour.
If you take this $1200 and divide it among 12 weeks of live group coaching, and the expert interviews to which you’ll have full access, and the priceless and positive changes you’re likely to see in your family, this may be the best investment you’ll ever make–especially at this introductory rate.
About Your Trainer
Sarah R. Moore is the author of Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science & Better Behavior and founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. As a certified Master Trainer in conscious parenting and Board Member for the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC), she’s also a public speaker, armchair neuroscientist, and most importantly, a Mama.
Her work has been featured on NBC, CBS, and SiriusXM. She’s also been featured in countless podcasts, parenting summits, and in print publications (HuffPost, The Natural Parent Magazine, Green Child Magazine, Yahoo!, Motherly, Scary Mommy, and many others).
With training in child development, trauma recovery, interpersonal neurobiology, improv comedy and play, her work supports parents and caregivers around the globe. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest & Threads.
Sarah has trained hundreds of people in parent coaching, including:
- biological parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents
- adoptive parents
- foster parents
- expectant and new parents
- parents of young children, tweens, teens, and young adults
- parents of children who’ve long since left home
- current parent coaches
- social media influencers
- medical doctors
And many others–from novices to experts in the field of child development.
How does the Peaceful Discipline parent coaching program work?
For 12 weeks, you’ll meet in an online group setting once per week in a live Zoom class with your trainer. You’ll be assigned 1-2 hours of homework to complete outside of class so that you’re prepared for the following week’s meeting. Rather than “homework,” however, we prefer to call it “growth work.” You don’t turn it in for a letter grade (it’s not like school). The work is for your benefit to help enhance your parenting techniques and increase your confidence as a parent or caregiver.
If you don’t finish your growth work prior to the class, please come anyway. You’re always welcome just as you are.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this parent coaching accredited and evidence-based?
Yes. The American SPCC has accredited Sarah’s program so you can be sure everything you learn is evidence-based, effective, and applicable to a wide range of parenting and education scenarios.
Why the American SPCC and Sarah R. Moore have chosen to partner together
Both the American SPCC and Sarah R. Moore are committed to making the world a safer and more loving place for children. We are committed to changing the world for the better, starting with the way children experience safety and well-being at home–with the understanding that they’ll “pay forward” to the world what they’ve experienced firsthand.
What is parent coaching?
Parent coaching services are designed to help families navigate the complexities of raising children in today’s world. Partnering with a parent coach provides access to abundant knowledge and resources tailored to unique parenting challenges. Parent coaching is centered around building stronger relationships within the family and nurturing positive behaviors in children.
With the help of a dedicated parent coaching session, you’ll learn new skills and strategies to become a better parent, empowering you to teach your children more effectively. Recognizing each family’s uniqueness, with its own strengths and challenges, is a fundamental aspect of parent coaching. Parent coaching, with its focus on the present moment and a collaborative approach, enables parents to acquire the skills necessary to handle their child’s behavior, and uncover the root causes of their own behavior, as well.
What parent coaching isn't
Parent coaching services aren’t therapy. Also, they aren’t designed to support underlying mental health issues. Although certainly not all parents do this, many choose to couple therapy with the skills and techniques they’re learning in our course.
Will my child's behavioral challenges improve?
Although we can’t speak to or guarantee individual outcomes, we do know from our experience that in many cases, once children feel their caregivers’ emotional attunement and skillset increasing, better behavior is often a natural byproduct of that. Many parenting challenges often melt away.
Also keep in mind that we use a parent-centric approach to parent coaching, so rather than a focus on behaviorism (only changing our kids’ behavior), we focus on ourselves–the adults–with a whole family perspective. We know that the only behavior we can control is our own, so we empower you to optimize your own ability to be a good parent that’s responsive, compassionate, and who has developmentally appropriate expectations of your child.
Parent coaching extends beyond addressing challenging child behavior; it also involves fostering positive ones. Through parent coaching sessions, parents learn evidence-based strategies and practical tools to encourage positive behaviors in their children.
Will I be certified to coach other parents after completing this program?
Although this program will certainly empower you to help others and touch lives in ways you may have never dreamed possible, this program is for your own personal growth, not to pass along coaching services to others. If you’re looking for more, please discuss that directly with your trainer.
Are you trauma informed?
As parent coaches, we are trauma aware and work to take a sensitive approach to whatever our clients have experienced. Although we are not a trauma recovery program, several of our experts address these topics we cover from a trauma informed perspective.
How can we build stronger relationships?
At the core of parent coaching is the goal of fostering healthy, secure, and nurturing parent-child relationships. Building these connections requires effective communication and teaching children essential life skills. By learning active listening, understanding what boundaries really mean, and prioritizing connection over blind compliance, parents can create an environment where children feel heard and supported. As a result, children can develop a sense of trust and ultimately, a foundation for emotional well-being.
Parent coaching also recognizes the unique role that biological, adoptive, foster parent, and kinship parents play in reversing the harm inflicted on children who have endured abuse, neglect, or abandonment. By employing adaptive communication techniques, parent coaching can help parents navigate these sensitive issues and foster healing within the family.
How Parent Coaching Can Support Different Family Needs
Parent coaching is adaptable, supporting a broad range of family needs. Single parents can benefit from the personalized guidance and resources provided through parent coaching, helping them navigate the unique challenges of raising a child on their own. Parenting coaches also offer valuable support to blended families, providing strategies and tips to foster a loving and harmonious environment, promoting effective communication and conflict resolution.
Families with special needs children, including autism spectrum disorder, can find invaluable support and guidance through parent coaching, as it equips parents with effective parenting skills, improves communication and advocacy, and encourages self-care and well-being. Furthermore, parent coaching can support families facing a wide variety of challenges, providing tools and strategies to address these issues and foster a nurturing, supportive environment for all family members.
What Sarah’s former students are saying
Shelly Robinson, founder of Raising Yourself
“I had the privilege of being coached by Sarah, and I cannot express how much my personal and professional life was impacted by her wisdom, guidance, and expert coaching. Her compassionate and empowering coaching techniques allowed me to tap into my own inherent wisdom, helping me to feel safe, supported, and seen. Not only did I walk away from my coaching engagement with Sarah with practical parenting strategies and tools to use in my daily life, but I also concluded my experience with so much more self-compassion, something Sarah helps all parents cultivate. Sarah is truly a master at what she does and I absolutely recommend working with her if you’re looking for support, guidance, and encouragement on your conscious parenting journey.”
Dilshad, founder of The Gentle Mamma
“I’ve known Sarah for a few years now. I’ve had the good fortune of being coached by her and I can tell you that yes her wisdom and knowledge on the subject matter is phenomenal. You can see her passion and witness her expertise. At the same time there is something very comforting about her presence, the way she holds space for you without any judgment and with so much compassion and solidarity. She has a way to put you at instant ease with her so much warmth that you can feel it radiate even though you aren’t in the same room as her ( not the same hemisphere in my case ! ) Her kind guidance has made such a huge impact on our family and I’m so grateful for the wonderful human that you are.”
Haley Turner, Sweet Home Parenting
“Sarah is truly a gift! I had the joy of taking one of her classes and I looked forward to her presence every week. As a coach and educator she is the embodiment of kindness, empathy, knowledge, and support. I feel very lucky to have learned from Sarah and I have all the confidence that her new program will be as remarkable as all the work she’s put forth leading up to this exciting new project. Thank you for all I’ve learned and continue to learn from you, Sarah.”
“Working with Sarah is the best investment I’ve ever made for me, for my family, and for my approach to life. Her kindness and authenticity will change your life for the better, too.”
Candice Cochrane, Parents of Presence
“Working with Sarah R. Moore has been transformative for me as a parent coach. Her unparalleled expertise and coaching skills have not only deepened my understanding of effective coaching strategies but have also empowered me to create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of the families I work with. I am grateful for her guidance and support as it has helped me empower parents with confidence.”
Katie Mae Ramirez Parent Coaching
“I had the pleasure of working with Sarah as my coach and trainer. Never having met her, I immediately felt her warmth and caring nature even over the computer screen. She made me feel safe, heard and seen. I was able to open up to Sarah about things that were very uncomfortable, and she always held such a supportive space for me to express my feelings. Sarah guided me and gave me the confidence to use my voice in not only my personal life, but my professional life as well. I am forever grateful to have Sarah in my life.”
Brandon Miller, Confluence Parenting
“Sarah Moore is an answer to a desperate prayer. My wife and I were incredibly frustrated with how our life as parents was going, especially with our youngest son. Neither spanking nor timeouts worked, and we were left wondering if there was some better way to parent. After some time, I made the decision to go through training to become a peaceful parenting coach. Sarah was my trainer in the program. Week by week, I found myself growing in my ability to calm myself down and to be predictably calm for my sons. Sarah’s genuine care for our cohort members, her skill and insight, and her relational warmth made it possible for me to transform as a parent AND to develop my own parent coaching practice. Sarah’s book as well as her social media posts keep the parenting inspiration and motivation going. I am a huge fan and cheerleader of and a friend to Sarah R. Moore! Thank you so much for your work!”
“Sarah has left a lasting and wonderful impression on me both in my parenting and my coaching. She is kind, empathetic and extremely knowledgable, and knows exactly how to explain something to make it fully relatable. It was such a pleasure to be trained by her and I hope our paths cross many more times!”