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The Art of Parenting

  

Parenting has been one of the biggest JOYS of my life. I have three children and each of one of them is such a unique and wonderful human spirit. 

Through the years I've written on the subject, held parenting classes and have hosted many radio shows on the subject. 

PEACEFUL PARENTING was created some time ago, and I'm delighted to host this class again.  

Parenting is a full time endeavor!  One needs to be "ON" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   As I watch my daughter parent her child, I'm in awe of the patience it requires.... all the time! 

So, if you are in the parenting stage of life, remember to be kind to yourself, and realize the beautiful service you are involved in.  


STORY: 

One of my daughters, two years of age,  began hitting me with her doll!  And for a few weeks, I kept saying: "Mommy is not for hitting!" It continued.  

So, I read about "play therapy" and decided to try it.  I set up an environment for her with many toys that she could interact with. 

 I just sat back and watched and listened. 


Very soon, she said something like, "Bad Mommy!"  


(This was over 40 years ago, so I've forgotten the exact words.) 


I asked, "Why, is Mommy bad?" 


And again, I forget the exact words, but the idea was that I had thought she had done something wrong, and she hadn't. 

I apologized, a lot!!  I said I was SO sorry several times, so she really felt it!!

She NEVER hit me again with the doll!  


    

LISTENING TO YOUR CHILDREN 

Listening to a child is one of the most important things

you can do as a parent.  

LISTENING, truly listening to your child, sends them a very important

message.  That message is that ...

YOU CARE!

They are IMPORTANT! and 

There words MATTER!



PEACEFUL PARENTING CLASS


This 6 week Course is designed for all parents with children

from Infancy to 17!  It is an opportunity to step back from your situation and take inventory as to all that is going on. 

And then to make a decision, that you truly want

PEACE

 in your home!


That is a HUGE decision and is EVERYTHING. 


Because once you decide you truly want PEACE, 

and take steps to work toward that, even if there

are moments of chaos or disharmony, 

you will return to PEACE. 

These principles grow with your family. 


In addition, one of the powerful lessons I learned that

when we error as a parent, and apologize to a child, 

it makes a huge difference.  It allows them to see that 

we can grow and change at any age.  In addition, it allows

them to learn the process of apology and use it in

their own life.  


Today, I have three amazing adult children and we all live in different cities so we have weekly zoom sessions, to connect

and listen to one another!   These times are priceless. 

In addition, their Dad sometimes joins us too. 


Please feel free to contact me for a 

Complimentary 15 minute session to see

if this Program is right for you and your family. 


NEW CLASS:  PEACEFUL PARENTING 

begins in February! Click here for details! 


   Happy Peaceful Parenting!


SHARON ANN WIKOFF is the mother of three grown children and continues to love be called "Mother"!  She's found the life of a mother

to be joyous and deeply enriching, which continue to today with 

her adult children. 

In the 1980's Sharon created the program, The Art of Mothering. Later she held book studies and additional parenting classes.  

In addition, she brought all that she learned about listening to children, into her work as an elementary teacher.  

She is author of three ebooks: The 10 Minute Miracle, 

The Art of Listening to Infants and Young Children and

Daddy: "Why are we Different".