"Using The Extraordinary Power Of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids."
Family Life Parent Groups
with Chloë Aldam, MRes, mBIT, Master Coach
Based on the book "Simplicity Parenting" by Kim John Payne, Family Life Parent Groups help create a simpler, more balanced home life for you and your family.
About Family Life Parent Groups
Simplicity Parenting Family Life Parent Groups bring together small groups of like-minded parents to explore “the extraordinary power of less.”
As the pace of life accelerates, with too many choices and too little time, children and parents alike feel the pressure. Parents feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and worried. Children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, and even be diagnosed with behavioral problems.
But by incorporating the simple principles they learn in this class, parents can begin to create the balanced, connected home life we all want for ourselves and our children.
Parent Groups are led by a Certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and are held in person when possible or virtually through interactive video calls.
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 fill out the form below to add your name to our interest list. 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 you interest, and we hope to see you in an upcoming class!
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 Simplicity Parenting
A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children, offering inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:
- Streamline your home environment.
- Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter-as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.
- Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.
- Schedule a break in the schedule.
- Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child's daily torrent of constant doing.
- Scale back on media and parental involvement.
- Manage your children's "screen time" to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.