Loving Discipline 101
with Chris White M.D.
All children have the potential to grow into self-motivated, self-directed people capable of respectful and responsible behaviors. But without the proper nourishment and invitation, there is no guarantee that they will reach that innate potential.
Loving Discipline is a flexible, pragmatic, and holistic approach to discipline aimed at:
- Helping your kids live a happy, authentic, and meaningful life
- Diminishing yelling and strife, and creating more intimacy and sweetness in your home
- Supporting everyone – children and parents – to continue becoming “fully themselves”
In this 7-week class you’ll have an opportunity to work directly with pediatrician Chris White to develop an approach to discipline that is right for you and your family. The insights and skills contained within Loving Discipline 101 are indispensable tools on this precious parenting journey and will support everyone in reaching their full potential.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who wants to help children to develop the capacities for respectful and responsible behavior required to become “fully themselves” and live a deeply satisfying and meaningful life.
What You'll Learn
Week 1. Introduction to Loving Discipline
- What is discipline?
- How does discipline relate to brain functioning?
- Get a road-map of the various styles of discipline.
- Know the 4 most important questions to ask when choosing a style of discipline.
Week 2. It’s All About Relationship
- 3 reasons why relationship is the key to discipline.
- What does science tell us about discipline?
- The 5 essential elements of relational nourishment.
Week 3. The Drive for Autonomy
- How to avoid creating a victim mentality.
- The 3 levels of behavioral control.
- The “7 Deadly Flaws of Carrots and Sticks”
- How praise and positive reinforcement can back-fire on you.
Week 4. The Blessing of Boundaries
- How to use boundaries intelligently and allow the river to flow.
- The importance of letting kids “fail”
- The 5 reasons kids resist our guidance.
- Why should we care about manners?
Week 5. The Development of Compassion
- How the cultivation of acceptance leads to courage and resilience.
- The difference between adaptation and accommodation.
- How adaptation can “trauma-proof” your kids.
- How to transform anger and aggression into true strength and power.
Week 6. The Power and Intelligence of the Heart
- How to help your child retain their “soft heart.”
- The long-term benefits of a “soft-heart.”
- The 3 main factors that harden the heart.
- How some common approaches to discipline harden the heart.
Week 7. Integration and Practice
- How to customize a discipline approach for family and each individual child.
- Principles are more important than methods.
- The importance of living the questions more than the answers.
Dates & Tuition
Time and Date: This class is available for immediate download!
What Youâ€™ll Get Out of the Course
- Greater understanding of what creates a disciplined mind
- The ability to assess the upsides and downsides of various discipline methods
- A deeper capacity to feel your child from the inside out
- Tools to create a more restful, respectful, and nourishing home
- Increased respect for discipline as a path to becoming fully ones-Self
- Enjoy more sweetness and intimacy with your loved ones
About Chris White M.D.
Chris White, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician whose parenting work aims to optimize the developmental potential of children and their parents. He regularly writes on The Essential Parenting Blog and is the creator of The Essential Parenting Home Course. Chris lives with his two sons, Kai and Bodhi, and the love of his life, Kari, in their home in Woodacre, California.
Praise for Chris White M.D.
“Dr. Christopher White is as brilliant as he is compassionate. He offers a beautiful and integrative approach to parenting that will enrich your life as a parent, and nourish the internal life of your children. Dr. White brings humor, wisdom, and tremendous empathy to his work, and has deeply touched my own life as a mother, as well as the lives of my students. I give him my highest recommendation.”
— Dr. Shauna L. Shapiro, Associate Professor Santa Clara University,
Co-author, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions
“At one time or another, every parent wishes they had a road map to becoming a more loving, patient, and compassionate parent. For those lucky enough to study Chris White's highly creative and integrative program, Essential Parenting, now we do! He has created a top-notch and innovative program that can totally transform not only the way we parent, but also the way we live in the world.”
— Nora Issaacs, freelance journalist and editor, mother of two
“...nothing is more important than our ability to be mindful and present with our kids. Chris White has made helping parents achieve this his life's work and I cannot recommend him and his Essential Parenting course enough. His ability to see the big picture and to help parents become who their children need them to be is a gift. Chris is a remarkable guy and if you get a chance to work with him, you and your family will benefit greatly."
— Todd Sarner, MA MFT, Director of Transformative Parenting and father
“Essential Parenting puts raising children where it belongs: at the center of our lives. Dr. Chris White demonstrates over and over again that the path of effective parenting and the path of personal growth and fulfillment are one and the same. There are many courses that say, “try this”; this is a course that says, “live this.” I can honestly say that by following the precepts of Essential Parenting I am able to be a better parent by having become a better person.”
— Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., father
“When I read Chris' blog I am inevitably reminded of what is important: being present and conscious with the one's I love. Chris teaches with love, depth, curiosity, and the pure desire to create a world where children grow into the mature adults they are meant to be.
I attended one of his classes the last time I was in San Francisco. I felt like I was one of those lucky people who got the chance to sit in a small group with a teacher who would soon only be able to be seen in rooms of 500 or more.”
— Heather Stein, LCSW, mother of two
Chris White, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician whose parenting work aims to optimize the developmental potential of children and their parents. He regularly writes on The Essential Parenting Blog and is the creator of The Essential Parenting Home Course. Chris lives with his two sons, Kai and Bodhi, and the love of his life, Kari, in their home in Woodacre, California. Learn more about Chris White »