Monday, March 31, 2008

Exciting changes here!

 I just got my Pam Leo, "Have you connected with your child today?" bumper stickers in the mail.  How about you?  See my previous blog for information on getting your free bumper sticker.

I've been busy working on many different projects to expand The Consciously Parenting Project to reach more families who are looking for information on how to connect with their children and how to stay connected.  I'm ready to launch a whole new series of TeleParenting Support Classes with a new instructor coming on board who can offer different times and free me up a little more to work on some other projects I have going on.  Wilma Vance, who brings with her many years of parenting experience as an adoptive, foster, and mother of a biological child, as well as many years of professional service working with adoptive and foster families, is joining us to help teach parenting classes.  Wilma actually did the pilot program for the Beyond Consequences classes and has been teaching them for over 2 years.  More importantly, she has been implementing this model into her own home and brings with her a wealth of practical experience "where the rubber meets the road."  I'm delighted that she will be joining us here!  You can send Wilma an e-mail to welcome her at

I'm also excited to announce that we will be beginning a new series of both Level 1 and Level 2 TeleParenting Classes in mid-April.  Check out my events page for more information ( on the dates.  I'm still working on the Level 2 sign up, so if it isn't ready when you check it out, please return in a day or so and it should be up.  I'm still working on the second class date as there seems to be a conflict with the Friday night class time.  

The Level 2 class is very exciting and it will be taking a much more in-depth and personal look how the concepts discussed in the Level 1 class and how it applies to our lives and the lives of those around us.  These classes will be every other week and will also be limited to 6 participants.  Because of the smaller class size and the personal nature of this class, each class will be $20 instead of $10.  There will be work outside of the class and this is definitely one of those times when you will get out of it what you put into it.  We are bringing in lots of other resources to deepen your understanding of this paradigm.  I'm looking forward to this class probably as much as the participants!

I'm also excited to announce that we now have a toll free number.  You can call The Consciously Parenting Project for more information on phone coaching, TeleParenting Support Classes, or just general information.  The number is (888)631-4441.

I'm also planning a workshop in Boynton Beach, FL on Saturday, June 28 from 9-12.  This will be a family-friendly interactive workshop entitled: "Parenting Beyond Behaviors:  What Really Matters in Parenting."  Information and sign-up is also available on my events page.

More to come.  Stay tuned...


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pam Leo's bumper sticker campaign

I just loved this and wanted to let everyone know so that you could participate if you wish.  Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting, is launching a bumper sticker campaign.  Her own words about this campaign are below.  Her granddaughter, Magnolia, will be handling everything as part of her homeschooling.  Please also indicate the nearest large city, as she will also be locating where the bumper stickers are on a map.  At this time, this offer is only available to those in the United States, but she is open to ideas about how to make it available to everyone the world over.  Visit her website to learn more about Pam:

Be part of the shift to connection and helping parents to think about connecting with their children!

From Pam:  Have you ever been driving home at the end of a day feeling stressed and distracted and found yourself cracking up at a funny bumper sticker on the car in front of you at a red light?  I have and I love bumper stickers because they have the ability to make us laugh, make us think, and to inspire us.

At over $3 per gallon, I want more for my gas dollars than transportation; I want inspiration.  We can all make a difference for families by turning our transportation vehicles into vehicles of inspiration.  By the end of March, the Connection Parenting bumper stickers: "Have you Connected to Your Child Today?" will be available.

Wouldn't it make you feel good to think that your bumper sticker made life better for a parent and child?  Imagine some harried mom or dad driving home from work on the way to pick up the kids, and sees your bumper sticker and thinks, "I haven't connected with my children today, but I will when I see them."

My hope for these bumper stickers is that they will remind and inspire parents to connect with their children.

In the US, you can get your free bumper sticker by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Pam Leo
Connection Parenting
attn: Magnolia
10 Old Orchard Rd
Gorham, Maine 04038

Your first bumper sticker is free.  Additional bumper stickers may be purchased for $1/ea.  Please make checks payable to Pam Leo."

Pam's granddaughter, Magnolia, is going to be handling this project as part of her homeschooling.  Please indicate the nearest large city so that she can mark it on her map and they know where all those bumper stickers have been sent!

I hope you take advantage of this and spread the word!