Simplicity Parenting Discipline and Guidance Parent Groups

with Chloë Aldam, MRes, mBIT, Master Coach

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Based on the book "The Soul of Discipline" by Simplicity Parenting author Kim John Payne, Discipline and Guidance Parent Groups are about making parenting easier and more fulfilling for your entire family.

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About Discipline and Guidance Parent Groups 

Simplicity Parenting Discipline and Guidance Parent Groups bring together small groups of like-minded parents to explore and discover new ways of dealing with the challenges of providing loving but firm discipline and guidance to our children.

The Simplicity Parenting approach to discipline is based on understanding a child’s needs and developmental stages, and seeks to provide guidance through coming together and strengthening a family's values rather than through conflict and punishment.

Parent Groups are led by a Certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and are held in person when possible or virtually through interactive video calls, and there are three different classes offered, based on the age of your child: “The First Nine Years,” “The Tween Years (9-13),” and “The Teen Years (14-19).”

In-person classes consist of three gatherings of approximately 2-1/2 hours each. Virtual classes typically consist of more gatherings of shorter length.

Please contact Chloë for current pricing and course dates. Participant materials can be purchased separately or be included within the Course Cost.

If you'd like to be informed when the next class opens up, please click the button below to add your name to our interest list, and indicate which class you’re interested in (First Nine Years, Tweens, Teens). We’ll let you know as soon as registration opens.

If you have any questions, please see the FAQ below and/or CLICK HERE to send us an email.

Otherwise, thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you in an upcoming class!

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About Chloë Aldam

Hi, I'm Chloë & I live in Bristol, with my husband, Chris, & our three children, in the south-west of the UK. I have been 'practising' much of Kim John Payne's Simplicity Parenting methods since our eldest started Kindergarten in 2010.

My official parent coaching journey started in 2016, when I completed my first training as a certified Simplicity Parenting Family Coach, followed swiftly by one of the first UK Discipline & Guidance Coaches. Before then, my ’true’  journey started as I trained my Icelandic horses, 8 years before children arrived on our scene. I am happy to admit that "Being at your Best is Good Enough"... never aim for that elusive perfect! Consistency and boundaries being checked on a daily basis has been a great way to train to be a parent.

When we align our heads, hearts & gut to intuitively raise our children, we become compassionate to their needs and our own (acknowledging our own parenting history) so that our families are calmer & more connected.

So if you are overwhelmed or frustrated, dreaming of a calmer happier life,  seeking to become a more confident parent with greater compassion for yourself & others… then help is close at hand! Using the concepts shown by Kim John Payne in Simplicity Parenting Family Life and Discipline & Guidance (First 9 Years, Tweens & Teens groups), I share how to simplify our lives, to spend more of our time being more at our best whilst raising calmer, happier children.

Finding out what has prevented us, and creating a pathway so that we CAN do this is a joy, especially when we are supported by a like-minded community of parents.

"Practice & Practice and then Do! Chloë is hugely encouraging, responsive, and positive. Encouraging a beautiful picture to see when painting one's 'Home' experience for all - SO IMPORTANT” (Simplicity Parenting Course)

"Chloë is an inspiring, hugely informed, and dedicated teacher, her sessions are both fun & practical. They provoke mindful thought & questions, and curious inquiry that we as parents can nurture to be the very best we can.” (Simplicity Parenting Discipline & Guidance Course: from Toddlers to Teens)


About The Soul of Discipline 

In this groundbreaking material, parenting expert and acclaimed author of the bestselling book Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne, M.Ed., flips the script on children’s challenging or defiant behavior and lays out an elegantly simple plan to support parents in establishing loving, age-sensitive boundaries that help children feel safe and settled.

Payne gives parents heartwarming help and encouragement by combining astute observations with sensitive and often funny stories from his long career as a parent educator and a school and family counselor.

Practical and rooted in common sense, The Soul of Discipline gives parents permission to be warm and nurturing but also calm and firm (not overreactive). It gives clear, doable strategies to get things back on track for parents who sense that their children’s behavior has fallen into a troubling pattern.

Best of all, it provides healthy direction to the entire family so parents can spend less time and energy on outmoded, punitive discipline and more on connecting with and enjoying their kids.

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And Parent Groups are the best way to bring the material to life in your family.

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Join Our Interest List

Please click the button to send us an email with your name, email, and phone number and which class you're interested in. We'll let you know as soon as the next class becomes available. Thank you!


(NOTE: If the button isn't working, send an email directly to: [email protected]

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