Guidance Approach to Parenting

$1,997 $497

The Conscious Parenting Revolution is launching its online 12-week course beginning June 29th.

Please find more details below.

Course Details

Each Monday for 12 weeks you’ll receive a training in your mailbox to download with workbook exercises to support your integrating the new skills and awareness.

Each Thursday I will go live on zoom 3x during the day at different times so everyone can get the support they need with integration no matter where you live.

This is a value of over $1,997.

In appreciation that this is a difficult time for families and the need for a new paradigm is critical to healthy family dynamics the training and coaching over 12 weeks is only USD $497!

  • Weekly Masterclass with Katherine
  • Weekly coaching calls with Katherine
  • Accompanying workbook
  • Guidance, integration and coaching

Discover essential strategies you need to communicate. The result is less fights and lies and tried and tested ways that are proven to resolve everyday conflict easily.


Nathan SoliaElite Personal Trainer

Prior to attending Katherine’s class I had a good relationship with my kids. After attending class I have a GREAT relationship! I learnt how to calm my children when they are raging, how to make them want my advice, how to get them to solve problems for themselves. Of course, it’s not all upside – my wife can barely conceal her envy of the relationship I have with my boys now! Fortunately the skills Katherine armed me with are equally applicable to understanding and communicating with my wife!

Cindy Miller StephensInternational Author

I tried every technique and trick there was and I felt that none of them worked consistently and not one brought any changes or relief to me or to my children. In desperation and with little hope, I registered for my first class with Katherine Winter-Sellery and it changed my life, my relationship with my children, my family and most importantly – myself. This may be the most profound journey you will ever take. Katherine is a brilliant orator, an empath, a motivator, a friend, a mentor and an inspiration.

John Buck

It’s hard not to use superlatives when describing both Katherine and her course. From the first gentle insight, to her room filling laugh, and all the way through to her compassion and knowing, Katherine opens your mind and heart to possibility. She fills her classes with love, encouragement and sincerity, and makes it possible to make sense of what seems endlessly frustrating.


This course opened my eyes to seeing the world through my children’s eyes. I feel that the course has empowered me in many ways – to stop and decide how to react to my children, to help them learn how to cope with difficult situations and to deepen my understanding of their feelings. I hope that these small but vital changes in parenting style will allow us to grow closer as parent and child but also allow my sons to develop as confident young boys, with a healthy dose of self-esteem. Katherine is an inspirational and knowledgeable teacher and I really loved listening to her each week.

Cindy Miller Stephens

I have taken every course Katherine has ever offered that I could attend. There is always room to connect, to share, to grow but that first step on the road is the hardest and the most profound. I am deeply grateful for my time with Katherine, all that I learned and all that I was able to change in my life with her teaching, her support and her love – which is limitless. Taking Katherine’s course is a gift I gave myself and one that gives back every single day of my life. With grateful heart.


To whom ever is thinking about taking this Conscious and Effective Parenting course with Katherine - it will change the way you think about your children and your relationship with them. I look at this course as a gift to anyone who takes it. It is liberating, challenging and rewarding. Katherine is an inspirational teacher who I loved being in class with. She is wonderful at teaching the material and provokes fantastic conversation within class and you always leave uplifted and inspired.


The first time I took the course was when my daughter was 8 months old. I only knew about rewards and punishments – that was what I was exposed to and what all parents around me used. The effective parenting course led by Katherine opened me to a new world. Specifically, “children are people too” drives home the power of trust, support and respect in the mutual relationship. Katherine’s lively style made the course fun and invigorating.


I felt so fortunate that I got to learn the guidance approach when my child is still young! I found Katherine’s class enlightening as the “results” of this approach are absolutely along the lines of my parenting philosophy. I want my child to have high self-esteem, self control and be compassionate. The respectful approach it takes helps to make the communication more effective, and also allows for a nurturing environment.

Course Modules

Module 1: Choice of beliefs

  • Beliefs about children
  • Beliefs about behaviour
  • Causes of disruptive behaviour
  • Goals for children
  • Locus of causality
  • Highlighting accountability
  • Parenting styles
  • Stepwise learning

Module 2: Motivation without rewards

  • Observations versus judgments
  • Abandoning rewards
  • Motivation
  • Looking after yourself

Module 3: Listening to children

  • The role of thought in emotions
  • Feelings and needs
  • Communication skills
  • The intention to listen
  • Accepting attitudes to children
  • Listening skills 1: Attention
  • Listening skills 2: Decoding
  • Listening skills 3: Reflection
  • Listening skills 4: Empathy
  • Roadblocks to communication
  • Protective force
  • Listening to yourself

Module 4: Meeting needs

  • Responding to needs
  • Resisting judgments
  • Thoughts and feelings
  • Handling anger
  • Assessing behaviour by its effects
  • Conflicts of values
  • Honouring children’s capacities
  • Reactive behavioural difficulties

Module 5: Resolving conflict

  • Reasons not to punish
  • Assertiveness 100 Declarative, positive and preventive I-messages
  • Problem-solving I-messages
  • Review of communication skills
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Alternatives to punishment
  • Making requests
  • Apologies
  • Teaching children to be assertive

Module 6: Applying solutions

  • Principles of a solution-focused approach
  • Changing language to acknowledge possibilities
  • Viewing things differently
  • Rewriting his or her story
  • Pattern interruption
  • Dealing with setbacks

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Conscious Parenting Revolution?

The Conscious Parenting focuses on eliminating the 3 R’s from your parenting technique and relationship with your child – retaliation, rebellion, and resistance. This method of parenting is based on the teachings of psychologist Dr. Thomas Gordon, and Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, a specialist in conflict resolution.

What Is Conscious and Effective Parenting?

Conscious parenting is a guidance approach to parenting. It teaches parents and kids how to communicate with each other. It’s a compassionate, fair, and effective way of talking to each other. It’s a system of parenting devised by Katherine Winter-Sellery, child psychologist Dr. Louise Porter, and colleague Claryss Nan Jamieson.

How Can This Help You As A Parent?

Kids are capable of, with your support, making their own decisions. Sometimes they can experience a lapse of self-control. This can take the form of outbursts, resistance, or aggression. You have to work through these conflicts, but it’s important not to blame your child. They are learning all about how to navigate their emotions. You are also reacting to them in a particular way because of an experience you have had yourself. The guidance method enables you to learn how to listen. You also learn how to express your own needs when you are upset.

How Can This Help Your Child?

The communication skills you learn from this training can be used immediately. The world around your child shapes them, as well as your reactions to their behavior. This training gives you a roadmap to create a nurturing family environment for your child. When you punish your child for losing control, you are punishing them for lack of skills and emotions, not for what they have done. This can agitate the 3 – R’s retaliation, rebellion and resistance. If you acknowledge your child’s achievements without praising, and enable them to master their emotions, you help their personal development and growth.

Why Should You Use This Parenting Method?

If you punish your child for their reactions, you become judgmental when their behavior inconveniences or harms others. By teaching your child self-regulation skills, you can enable them to think through how they react. This also helps better communication with you, and it gives a better understanding of why you are acting and getting upset. This teaching also gives a more in-depth insight into why you get upset when reacting to others, for example, your partner and friends. Is this something that is a result of your relationship with your parents? Conscious Parenting Revolution gives you the tools to overcome those roadblocks personally as well as in your relationship with your child.