Early Registration is now open for the

Peaceful Parenting Coach Training

with

Dr. Laura Markham

"I look forward to working with you to help you develop into a parenting coach who lights the way forward for the families with whom you work. I'm honored to be your guide." -- Dr. Laura Signature



Would You Like To Become a

Peaceful Parenting Coach?


Welcome! You've come to the right place!

Dr. Laura Markham originated the Peaceful Parenting approach that centers Connection, Coaching and Parental Self-Regulation. She has coached thousands of families to restore harmony and connection. Her books are in a dozen languages, and her ideas have transformed parenting across the world.

And now, in this long-awaited training, Dr. Laura is making her skills and secrets available to other clinicians.

This Training is for you if:

  • You are currently a parenting coach and want to increase your ability to support families with solutions that really work, or
  • You would like to become a parenting coach, or
  • You aren't sure whether you want to become a parenting coach, but you want to know more about it, and you'd like some extra support for your own parenting,

This is your chance to be trained directly by Dr. Laura Markham! There are three levels of training available. Choose the one that's right for you.


Which Level is Right for You?

Introductory

  • September through February.
  • Syllabus with reading assignments and homework.
  • Unlimited Access to Dr. Laura's Training Audio Library, including listening to excerpts of actual coaching sessions.
  • Observer Pass to Dr Laura's monthly Coach Group Training Q & A's.
  • Membership in the Success Path to Peaceful Parenting including access to all audios, printables, spotlights, etc.
  • Access to Dr. Laura's monthly Office Hours to ask parenting questions and observe Dr. Laura coaching parents.
  • Participation in Private Facebook Networking and Support Group for Coaching Trainees.
  • What You Earn: Certificate of Completion for Dr. Laura Markham's Introductory Peaceful Parent Coach Training
  • Investment: $599 (in 4 monthly payments of $150)

Interactive

  • September through May.
  • Syllabus with reading assignments and homework.
  • Unlimited Access to Dr. Laura's Training Audio Library, including listening to excerpts of actual coaching sessions.
  • Full Involvement in Dr Laura's monthly Coach Group Training Q & A's.
  • Membership in the Success Path to Peaceful Parenting including access to all audios, printables, spotlights, etc.
  • Access to Dr. Laura's monthly Office Hours to ask parenting questions and observe Dr. Laura coaching parents.
  • Participation in Private Facebook Networking and Support Group for Coaching Trainees.
  • Special Live Seminar with Dr. Laura on the Business Aspects of Coaching
  • Peer Case collaborations (four meetings over the course of a month) with a buddy from your cohort where you apply the lessons you're learning.
  • One Consultation with Dr. Laura Markham.
  • What You Earn: Certificate of Completion for Dr. Laura Markham's Peaceful Parent Coach Training
  • Investment: $3999 (in 6 monthly payments of $667)

Intensive

  • September through June.
  • Syllabus with reading assignments and homework.
  • Unlimited Access to Dr. Laura's Training Audio Library, including listening to excerpts of actual coaching sessions.
  • Full Involvement in Dr Laura's monthly Coach Group Training Q & A's.
  • Membership in the Success Path to Peaceful Parenting including access to all audios, printables, spotlights, etc.
  • Access to Dr. Laura's monthly Office Hours to ask parenting questions and observe Dr. Laura coaching parents.
  • Participation in Private Facebook Networking and Support Group for Coaching Trainees.
  • Special Live Seminar with Dr. Laura on the Business Aspects of Coaching
  • Peer Case collaborations (four meetings over the course of a month) with a buddy from your cohort where you apply the lessons you're learning.
  • Case Presentation of a Client you're working with.
  • Three Supervisory consultations with Dr. Laura Markham; includes three in-depth reviews of your recorded client sessions.
  • Live one-day Culmination Retreat and Graduation with Dr. Laura in New York City. (Tuition & meals included; you cover your own travel and hotel.)
  • What You Earn:
    Certificate of Completion for Dr. Laura Markham's Peaceful Parent Coach Training
  • You will also be eligible for to lead groups that accompany the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course, and Inclusion in the Certified Peaceful Parent Coach Directory at AhaParenting.com which allows you to receive referrals from Dr. Laura Markham.
  • Investment: $7999 (in 8 monthly payments of $999)



Requirements

Introductory

  • Complete the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course, which is a prerequisite for this training.
  • Attendance at (or delayed viewing of) all monthly Office Hours from September through May.
  • Active participation in the Membership and Course Facebook Pages during the training.
  • Completion of reading assignments and homework assignments (self report).
  • Completion of Learning Evaluation at conclusion of Training.

Interactive

  • Complete the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course, which is a prerequisite for this training.
  • Attendance at (or delayed viewing of) all monthly Office Hours from September through May.
  • Active participation in the Membership and Course Facebook Pages during the training.
  • Completion of reading assignments and homework assignments.
  • Completion of Learning Evaluation at conclusion of Training.
  • Submission of Reflection paper at conclusion of Training.
  • Submission of Recordings of Case Collaboration Sessions.

Intensive

  • Complete the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course, which is a prerequisite for this training.
  • Attendance at (or delayed viewing of) all monthly Office Hours from September through May.
  • Active participation in the Membership and Course Facebook Pages during the training.
  • Completion of reading assignments and homework assignments.
  • Completion of Learning Evaluation at conclusion of Training.
  • Submission of Reflection paper at conclusion of Training.
  • Submission of Recordings of 3 Client Sessions.
  • Case Presentation to Cohort.
  • You must submit an application since the number of spots is limited. Preference is given to those working in a professional capacity with parents and/or children.

REGISTER NOW


This is your chance to be trained directly by Dr. Laura Markham!
Please choose whichever Training level works best for you.

Introductory

$599

in 4 monthly payments of $150

Interactive

$3999

in 7 monthly payments of $665

Intensive

$7999

in 8 monthly payments of $999

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the Training begin?

September 23, 2021.

I have not yet taken the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course which is a prerequisite for this Training. I see that the Course is next offered beginning on September 23 as well. Can I take it simultaneously?

It will be much more work for you, but yes, you may take the Course and the Training simultaneously. Registration for the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course opens on August 3, and if you enroll in the first two weeks you can get a 10% discount. To enroll in this Training, you must have either already taken the Course previously OR be registered for the Course that begins in September.

What is the time commitment?

Expect to spend an hour each week listening to audios and at least another hour reading. In addition, expect to spend an additional 3 hours total each month listening to or participating in the live Q & A Calls and Office Hours. Finally, since you have access to the full Membership resources, you could easily spend many more hours each week listening to Dr. Laura's Audio Library and past Office Hours, to learn from her answers to parents' questions on virtually every topic.

If you are taking the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Online Course simultaneously, plan on an additional weekly hour-long lecture, a very short daily meditation, and one chapter from Dr. Laura's book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids.

If you are in the Interactive or Intensive level, you be asked to coach a client on a weekly basis for at least a month, towards the end of the training. At that time, you will spend an additional four meetings with a peer collaborator, where you apply the concepts in the training to your actual case. Intensive level trainees are also asked to do a case presentation to the larger group. And you will have solo meetings with Dr. Laura as well!

How do I access this Training?

Everything is online with the exception of the June Retreat in New York City that is included in the Intensive Training.

For the Introductory level, everything is on your own schedule, because the monthly live Q & A sessions are recorded. However, if you register for the Interactive or Intensive levels, you will want to attend at least some of the Q & A sessions live to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions.

When is the monthly live Coaching Training with Q & A?

The Live Coaching Sessions with Dr. Laura are on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4 to 6pm ET. That's at 9pm in London and at 6am in Australia -- not ideal, but it allows everyone to make it. If you can't attend live, the sessions will always be recorded.

I am already in the Success Path to Peaceful Parenting, which I see is included as part of the training. Do I get credit for my payment for the Success Path?

Yes! We will extend your Success Path subscription so that you are not charged for the months while you are in this training.

Can I earn CE credits for this training?

Sorry, there are no CE credits for this training, since this is the first time Dr. Laura has offered it. We do hope to arrange CE credits in the future. But we think that the benefits of this training to your work as a Coach will far outweigh the lack of CE credits.

How does the billing work?

All of the payments are set up with payment plans to make them more affordable. You will pay the first month when you register for the Training by clicking above to claim your spot. After that, your card will be charged the monthly amount for the number of months indicated. Your card info is kept by a certified third party billing service called Stripe. We never see your card. Please note that once you pass the refund period you are consenting to pay the entire amount due, even if you decide to end your participation before the program is completed.

Are there scholarships available for this training?

All of the training levels are set up with payment plans to make them more affordable, but there are no scholarships available. This is a professional training, which means that you are investing in your future as a Coach. The Interactive Training allows you to interact directly over many months with Dr. Laura Markham, including a solo mentoring session with her. The Intensive Training allows you to engage with her in a live retreat, as well as to receive ongoing tailored feedback about your work and to receive a Coach listing on Dr. Laura's website, which gives you years of client referrals. And the Introductory level gives you the amazing value of seven months of training by an internationally recognized expert at a price that is very affordable even for a coach just beginning in the business.

Can international students participate?

Yes, absolutely! We expect to have many international students.

What Topics are Covered in the Training Audio Library?

Here are some of the audios in the Training Library.

  • How to help parents start using Peaceful Parenting.
  • The first session- Forging a Bond and Giving Hope.
  • The second session- Empathizing, Finding a win.
  • Teaching parents peaceful parenting techniques.
  • Teaching parents Preventive Maintenance in every session.
  • Resistance- Helping parents articulate their resistance so you can work with it.
  • How to double-click on what a parent tells you to understand what’s really going on.
  • Teaching parents to use emotion-coaching with their child.
  • Helping parents self-regulate.
  • Helping couples navigate disagreements about parenting.
  • Teaching parents how to respond to their child's misbehavior.
  • How to interene with parents to restore peace when a child is hitting.
  • When Siblings are fighting - the suprising essential intervention.
  • How to Make Intake Forms Work for You.

More audios are being added all the time!

Do participants need to have a child psychology background to understand the concepts and apply them in Coaching Practice?

No. This training will give you enough insight into child psychology and family dynamics to understand and apply the concepts and techniques in Coaching Practice.

What is the application process for the Intensive Training?

Once you register for the Intensive Training, you will receive an email with the application. Since you will have a listing on the AhaParenting.com website, we need to be sure that you have enough background in the field for us to recommend you to clients. If for any reason you are not accepted into the Intensive program, your payment will be promptly refunded.

What is the Retreat?

Intensive level trainees are invited to a one-day retreat with Dr. Laura in New York city in June 2022. The exact date has not yet been set. We will do role plays, presentations, and a graduation ceremony! (Tuition & meals included; you cover your own travel and hotel.) If you can't make it live, you can participate via Zoom or watch the recording.

I'm having a hard time deciding which level is appropriate for me.

All three trainings provide a solid grounding in the Peaceful Parenting approach, and how to apply it to a variety of family situations. All three trainings give you extensive examples of handling a range of parent questions. All three trainings offer audios, printables and other tools to address the most important challenges facing parents. All three trainings guide you through a syllabus, reading list, and lectures from Dr. Laura, on your own schedule. All three training cohorts participate in the same Networking and Support Group for Coaching Trainees on Facebook. And all three trainings allow you to interact directly with Dr. Laura to ask parenting questions as part of her Success Path to Peaceful Parenting Membership Office Hours, but there are many parents asking questions and the focus is on parenting as opposed to Coach Training.

The Interactive and Intensive Trainings also give you the opportunity to ask questions about coaching families at the monthly Coach Training Q & A, so you have direct interaction with Dr. Laura to answer your questions during the Training. The Interactive and Intensive Trainings also offer supervised Peer Collaboration Learning opportunities, a live seminar with Dr. Laura on the business aspects of Coaching, and a private mentoring session with Dr. Laura.

Finally, the Intensive Training also offers you the opportunity to do a Case Presentation, additional Supervisory consultations with Dr. Laura Markham, and a Live one-day Culmination Retreat and Graduation with Dr. Laura in New York City.

Is the content on parenting similar for each level?

Yes, the content is exactly the same for each level. It is quite extensive, and how much of it you take advantage of will depend on the time you are able to put in.

Since the content is the same, why are the Interactive and Intensive levels so much more of an investment?

The Interactive and Intensive levels give you direct access to Dr. Laura, and more professional development opportunities. The Intensive level gives you a listing on the AhaParenting.com website, which can be worth the entire cost of the training.

In addition, the Certification you receive for each level is different. Interactive and Intensive level Trainees receive a Certificate of Completion for the "Peaceful Parent Coach Training." Introductory level trainees receive a Certificate of Completion for the "Introductory Peaceful Parent Coach Training." The digital badge that you will be given for use on your website also looks different.

If I take the Interactive or Intensive Training, what professional opportunities would make the financial investment worth it?

The Interactive and Intensive Trainings are for professionals who want more skills and expertise to become excellent family coaches. You will be able to advertise on your website that you trained with Dr. Laura, which is a powerful endorsement for parents. Intensive Graduates also receive a listing in Dr. Laura's Coaching Directory, which serves as a source of client referrals. The AhaParenting.com website attracts an audience of over a half million parents every month.

I don't intend to become a parent coach, but want to weave the peaceful parenting theory and practices into my current (related) work with parents and/or children. Which level would be most suitable?

The Introductory level will be perfect for you. There is no need to pay extra for the professional development opportunities offered by the Interactive and Intensive Levels.

Does this training allow me to call myself a Peaceful Parenting Coach and offer my own Peaceful Parenting Courses using Dr. Laura's materials?

If you have to use Dr. Laura's materials, you are not quite ready to offer your own Course yet! But yes, you can offer groups for people enrolled in Dr. Laura's Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Course (and for which you receive all the proceeds.) When you're ready to develop your own materials, you can offer your own courses. And you can describe yourself as a Peaceful Parenting Coach.

When will this Training be offered again?

It is likely that this Training will be offered again in September 2022, but not guaranteed.

I want to start with the Introductory Level. Is there any possibility of extending the learning from Level 1 later on, or would I need to start over with Level 2?

Presuming that this Training will be offered in coming years, we will engineer a somewhat expedited and discounted experience for Graduates of the Introductory or Interactive Levels who want to enroll in more advanced levels.

I have no experience as a Coach or Counselor but I love Peaceful Parenting. Will this training make me into a Counselor?

No. This is a wonderful and extensive training and it will transform your ability to work with parents. But it cannot make you into a counselor if you have no other experience. It should be viewed as a supplement to other experience working with parents and/or children.

How will I prove that I received this training?

You will receive a certificate suitable for framing, and a digital badge to use on your website.

Will there be renewal fees for the certification or is this a lifetime certification?

This is a Lifetime Certification!

What is your refund policy?

You have Dr. Laura's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you do the work for the first month and honestly don't see the value, please write to DrLauraMarkham@AhaParenting.com, attaching your completed coursework for the first month, and we will issue you a full refund. To be eligible for a refund, you must submit your request by October 23, 2021.

When does registration for this training close?

Friday September 17, 2021.