Surviving to Thriving

Mom's Group Online Coaching

Are you ready to move from just surviving as a family to fully thriving?

  • Eliminate Power Struggles 

  • Experience Tantrums Differently

  • Keep Your Sanity

  • Practice Strategies & Solutions

  • Learn LifeSaving Listening Skills

  • Build Resilience & Trust in Relationships

  • Face Big Emotions with Ease

  • Live Whole and Enough

Millions of Mom's struggle with kids who are spirited and strong willed, sometimes even considered stubborn and defiant. Nothing can be more infuriating than giving so much to your kids, yet not feeling appreciated, listened to or respected. 

Know that you are not alone and there are concepts and skills that you can learn that will make it easier.

 

Learn to stop the power struggles so you can rebuild trust, decrease the conflict and negative reactions, moving from fight or flight into understanding one another and repairing relationships for better family connection. 

Let's go!

Next Group starts January, 2023!

Fall Session is Full

Manifest   the  Connection You Want

Do you feel as if you know enough about positive parenting to know that you're doing everything wrong.

What if you could learn tips and skills that would melt the angst and hopelessness you've felt in parenting?

Snack Time

Is your fiery child derailing the whole family dynamic?

Do you feel triggered and at your wits end with your child's BIG emotions...

  • Arguing

  • Not listening

  • Defiance

  • Lack of cooperation

  • Sibling fighting

  • Backtalk

  • Disrespect

  • Anger

Allison Livingston | 5 Steps to Connect | Santa Cruz, CA

Imagine

  • Connecting to your strong willed child after their tantrum because you responded in a calm, non-triggered way.

  • Understanding the why and how to use more connective approaches so that you can be ready for anything your child throws at you.

  • Experiencing emotional wellbeing that will flow over to your kids.

  • Incorporate self-care into your days so you can keep going and giving.
  • Having the know how to work through an avalanche of anxious or negative thoughts.

  • Making repairs after making mistakes so your relationship grows stronger.

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

You really want a peaceful connected family, but... you are feeling frustrated.

All the posts, blogs and books on theories are great, but it doesn't seem to translate in the moment.

 

It feels like you know enough about positive parenting, but you keep yelling. You've read books and listened to podcasts on parenting, you may have even bought a course. But  it  just  isn't  working . Ugh!

You're likely trying to parent differently than your parents, so you're learning things like emotion regulation + boundaries for the first time while trying to teach them to your kids...

...WHICH IS KIND OF LIKE PUTTING TOGETHER AN AIRPLANE WHILE IT'S FLYING.

 

Your strong willed child's behavior is relentless and exhausting.

How do you get your child to cooperate without resorting to yelling, blame and shame? All you want is to reduce the meltdowns and power struggles...Is that so much to ask?

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

The way to improve your hard family dynamics in meaningful ways is within your grasp

Live Sessions
  • Connect and share your parenting struggles and successes in a supportive and judgment-free space.

  • A safe space to be heard that's built on trust and mutual agreements.

  • Meet fellow Moms who understand what you’re going through, and leave feeling seen, heard and accepted; empowered to try a new approach. 

  • Group sessions run on a platform that allows private group chats to make connections with one another, and keep everything together in one self-contained place.

  • Weekly videos and articles to gain insight and ah-ha's.

WeeklyMaterial
  • Unlearn old unskillful patterns and cultivate new ones that create the connection you yearn for.

  • Lessons and ideas you can access and implement at any time for skill building, encouragement and support. 

  • Each session explores a theme and walks you through a framework you can use to approach these challenges in a proactive way.

  • Themes such as transforming anger, anxiety, defiance, disrespect, or meltdowns into understanding their unmet needs and connection. 

  • Weekly suggestions and encouragement for infusing self-care into your daily routine.

Break The "Eggshells toBlowUp" Cycle

This Program Is For You If...

  • You are a mom currently living with a strong willed child.

  • You find yourself bribing, blaming and shaming + yelling more than you would like.

  • You feel overwhelmed  by their INTENSE emotions so react...and then feel guilty. You're ready to make changes and be supported by expert coaching.

  • You've tried long enough on your own, read all the books and you need support and accountability to put them into practice.

  • You are ready for a system that actually works to improve how you and your child relate when they become angry or inflexible.

  • You need more inspiration, motivation and a community of Mom's like you.

  • The idea that Moms just like you have learned the steps to break the cycle of shaming & blaming their kids, to S.T.O.P. directing negative energy AT their child, leaves you yearning, so badly your stomach hurts.

Six Week Group Program Includes

Mother and Child
  • 6 Weekly short audio/video trainings on a 5 Steps To Connect resource                                                                          ($567 VALUE)

  • 6 Weekly trainings on working with your triggers to extend your patience                                                                          ($517 VALUE)

  • 6 Weekly LIVE Coaching Q & A Calls to rally accountability, share ideas + solve all the problems                                   ($1167 VALUE)

  • Handouts like the Trigger Tracker and S.T.O.P. to Connect as well as cheat sheets, printables, + scripts                              ($390 VALUE)

  • Personal check-in to see where you are so you can focus on the most important parts first.                                                     ($157 VALUE)   

  • Members Area making the training easily accessible on the go with and easy weekly schedule to keep making progress  ($199 VALUE)

  • At the culmination of 6 weeks, you'll have developed a Personalized Family Dynamic Map to guide you away from painful patterns and using the 5 Steps to Connect                                            (Priceless!)

  • Private community group for conversation + support   ($97 VALUE)

  • BONUSES!  Qi Gong Wellness Practice to Reset, a personal one-on-one coaching session, a personal intake form to share where you are so we can form a custom plan for you and your family, and the Proven In-The-Moment-Plan Infographic                                    ($370 VALUE)

NO RISK

You will improve your relationship with your strong willed child. 

I have had so much success coaching Moms because of my own experience and training that I GUARANTEE this or I will gift you personal coaching sessions until you are completely satisfied.

Testimonials

My strong willed 6-year-old resisted everything I told her so we were in near constant power struggles it seemed. Ugh! Lots of yelling from both of us. No connection. No consistency on my end as I hated setting limits that caused more fighting. I felt like I couldn't win. Her dad would get involved and it would get worse when he dominated her. Now I know why all this was happening, about the determined nature she was born with, how I was contributing to the conflicts and the empowering part...how to shift to get her buy in so we could work together. Wow, what a difference. I would look forward to the Zooms every week. We still have some hard moments because her nature is the same, but I'm able to see it differently. If I get triggered now, I can recognize my body signs sooner, and not lose my cool at her. I can do a U turn and figure out what's going on with me. The incredible part is that she's starting to watch me and do the same. So cool!

Gina / Mom of 2 / Seattle, WA

Parenting is such a personal thing. I hesitated to start this group for an embarrassing reason, my own ego to admit I needed help. I felt ashamed, how could I not be good at something that was supposed to come naturally. So I was just getting by, even though there were tons of meltdowns, power struggles and sibling fighting. Then I saw your tag line, 'It doesn't have to be so hard' and that's when I knew that I was ready for help. Now I have these proven things that I can use. Why did I wait so long! And I have my checklists and scripts I can go back to if I need to, but just encouragement and support from Allison was the best thing for me. I hear her voice in my head, "No one's wrong. How can we relate here?'

Susie / Mom of 3 / Santa Cruz, CA

Transform your intense family dynamics into understanding, cooperation and connection!

Allison Livingston | 5 Steps to Connect | Santa Cruz, CA
Experience

As You Move Through This Group Program

  • Extending your patience significantly.

     

  • Finding solutions to behavior issues and share ideas with the help of a community of like-minded moms.

     

  • Allowing your strong-willed child to feel seen and heard.

     

  • Gaining clarity and self-assurance in your ability to  implement effective methodologies.

     

  • FINALLY being able to give yourself the grace you deserve!

Mother and Daughter Portrait

De-escalate

Know exactly how to shift out of reaction when facing challenging behavior with clarity. Have the skills to  de-escalate their sense of threat and co-regulate with them.

Break the Cycle

Break the cycle of blowing up at each other by learning the core foundation of 5 Steps to Connect.

Support

You are not alone.

Connect with other Mom's struggling with strong willed kids whose rigid resolve is aggravating.

Relief

You'll experience relief knowing how to shift from reactive and controlling to wholehearted, breaking out of the exhausting battles over who gets their way and who's right.

Meeting Needs

Know how to do a MindFlip when your child gets angry or hits to see the needs underneath these behaviors. You'll be amazed how well they respond when you show up as an understanding part of their team. It feels amazing to be free of taking your child's behavior personally.

Set Clear Limits

Set clear, firm limits from wholeness not anger so they actually work. Develop the structure and clear communication that keeps them from derailing the whole family. Ironically, it helps them feel safe and loved as they benefit from the clarity.

Learn

Collaboratively problem solve so your child feels safe and empowered instead of controlled and threatened.

Release

Strong willed kids have emotional intelligence within them. When you give them opportunities to release pent up energy in constructive ways, they flourish!

Results you want for are within your grasp!

You Are Not Alone

Join a community where you can feel safe to share your frustrations, your challenges and your celebrations. A community that understands and supports your needs. 

RESISTANCE

COOPERATION & EASE
Allison Livingston | 5 Steps to Connect | Santa Cruz, CA

STUCK

TOOLS & RELIEF
Allison Livingston | 5 Steps to Connect | Santa Cruz, CA

HOPELESS

PARTNERSHIP
INSTEAD OF
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