“To Fellow Parents:
Parenting is a hard job. Everyone seems to agree, though I think for some parents the job is more than hard, its seems soul destroying as no matter how hard you try you feel yourself failing at the thing you want to succeed at most in your life. That was me. I had read enough books on different ways to effectively parent children that I could have easily earned my PHD in the subject. I had tried every technique and trick there was and I felt that none of them worked consistently and not a 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 Sellery and it changed my life and my relationship with my children, my family and most importantly – my self.
My name is Cindy Stephens and I am the mother of 3 daughters, now ages 17, 14 and 10. When I first took Katherine’s course 10 years ago I was living under the premise that there was something wrong with my children and I needed to fix them. If I could just find the key to doing that, all would be well. I thought I wasn’t going about the ‘fixing’ just right and that that was the problem. From the first day of the first course with Katherine, a lightbulb went off in my head, and she helped me to realize that there was nothing to ‘fix’ in them, that I was not doing it ‘wrong’ but instead was not looking for answers in the right place. In order to effectively parent, we need to first understand ourselves, our triggers, our own lives and our hearts in order to engage in true communication and problem solving with our children. Our children guide us and shed light on the wounds that we each hold. Once we understand this process, parenting becomes about finding the light and the darkness in ourselves, healing our own triggers by bringing them to consciousness, so that we can guide our children on their own path, absent the pain of our own past.
This may be the most profound journey you will ever take. Every journey needs an informed and intuitive guide and for me that guide was Katherine. She is a brilliant orator, an empath, a motivator, a friend, a mentor and an inspiration. She will take the journey by your side without artifice or judgement. She will help you to be the change in your own life.
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.” Cindy Miller Stephens