pbd:lp3 - lifehacksforkids

parent by design:

Be a BETTER PARENT.

Build a CLOSER RELATIONSHIP with your child. 

Help them develop the SKILLS and RESOURCES needed for SUCCESS in school and their life beyond.

Raising kids these days is a tricky business.

The stakes seem higher then ever, and it feels like we're under a huge amount of pressure to get it right.

A busy and full life means that we don't often get the chance to pause and reflect: are we actually giving our kids the best guidance, or are we adequately preparing them for their future?

Consequently, we never really feel in control, or 100% confident that we are doing the right thing.

And just when we think we might have a grip on things, the little treasures grow up a bit more and give us a whole new problem challenge to deal with!

It's a confusing time: for us and for them.

And if we're not careful, this can lead to a lack of understanding and a relationship with our kids that is distant, fractured, attritional even.

So, if you are in the middle of this right now, what's the answer?

Or, if you've got this looming on the horizon, what can you do to prevent it?

How can you be a great parent, have an awesome relationship with your kids, and make sure you are teaching them the skills they need to succeed in life?

The answer lies in your approach... you need to identify the most important principles, the key elements that make the difference, and then focus your attention and effort on getting these right.

Once you do, the rest falls into place.

parent by design

If you think of any challenging experience you have had (or are having) with your child; if look closely, you'll see that the underlying cause will be one (or a combination) of the following:

YOU

Your approach, your way of thinking, or a lack of skills, will be responsible in some way.

UNDERSTANDING

Either you don't really understand your child and what they are going through and/or they are struggling with this themselves.

RESOURCES

Your child doesn't yet possess the skills or resources to deal with the situation.

Medical issues aside; that's it!

Once you start to look at parenting through this lens, what you need to do becomes a whole lot clearer.

Parent by design is a research backed programme we created to help you to make significant improvements across ALL three of these key areas. 

It  will help you to solve any issue you have right now, and will help you to preempt future issues that lie in wait.

how parent by design will help you

  • Instead of never being 100% sure that you are doing the right thing, you will DISCOVER what's IMPORTANT to you about being a parent (your values) and we'll show you how to use these to guide you each day. 
  • When you focus on getting just a few key principles right, you have a framework to work with. You'll start to feel in CONTROL and you will be parenting with a purpose, instead of on autopilot and instinct.
  • We'll show you how to incorporate all of this into a simple to follow daily and weekly routine, which will help you to be more CONSISTENT, have more energy, and feel happier.

how parent by design improves understanding

  • We'll show you how to work with your child so that you both gain a deeper understanding of their true nature, their unique strengths and abilities, and what they are capable of. 
  • You will enjoy a much deeper connection and better relationship with your child built on understanding and trust.
  • You will be a more positive parent, instead of parenting by correcting your kids' mistakes- you will learn how to look for what your kids are doing right instead of wrong.  

how parent by design helps your child develop resources 

Rather than try and teach them everything, our research has identified 5 core skills that our kids will need:

  • 1
    EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ)
  • 2
    CREATIVITY / IMAGINATION
  • 3
    GROWTH MINDSET 
  • 4
    RESILIENCE
  • 5
    CRITICAL THINKING

These 5 core skills will help your kids to stand out from their competition and compete economically in a world where technology, AI and algorithms rule.

  • We'll give you the tools so you can teach your kids these skills as if you were an expert.
  • We'll show you how to build your child's self-belief and confidence, so they are better equipped to deal with the challenges they face.
  • As you see your child improve, you will feel great knowing that you are having a positive influence on their present and their future.

how the 7 day challenge works

Over the next 7 days you will learn the key elements of how to organise your day, how to take care of your own development, how to develop a positive relationship with your kids, and help them build the 5 core skills.

Each day there is a module to complete with a mixture of printables, tools and activities for you and your kids.

  • DAY 1: Get organised with your planner/ journal- fully editable to match your day. 
  • DAY 2: Uncover what's really important to you, learn to parent from the heart.
  • DAY 3: Discover your child's unique strengths and build a new relationship based on this understanding.
  • DAY 4: How to build genuine confidence and self-belief in your kids.
  • DAY 5: How to help your kids start the day in a positive way and develop their emotional intelligence.
  • DAY 6: Make sure your child ends the day in a positive way, and absorbs what they learned.
  • DAY 7: Review the week, adjust and improve, give yourself credit for what you did well, and an exercise to make your kids think you are the best parent in the world! 

Complete the challenge and you'll have a daily and weekly system that you can use for as long as you're a parent.

take the 7 day challenge

The full PARENT BY DESIGN programme lasts 21 days, but we have a challenge for you.

Try the first 7 days for FREE.
Sign up below and see what a difference 7 days can make. (no credit card required)

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what others say about our work

teach your kids recommendation
I would highly recommend to any parent needing to get in the here and now of parenting… but also who wants to look to the future too.

TALYA STONE​// Motherhood: The Real Deal

It is presented in a very straightforward and easy to read manner and I can already see that there is value in the takeaway.

ALICIA ANTONIO​// The Bottle Poppin Mamma

The main focus is to help you discover your own values and put your own plan into action, as opposed to telling you what to do.

LAURA CARK​// The Butterfly Mother

faqs

WHO IS THIS  FOR?

It's for busy parents of tweens and teens that want to help their kids to develop these skills, but don't have the time or expertise to do the job as well as they would like to. 

THIS ALL SOUNDS GREAT, BUT WHERE DO I FIND THE TIME?

“There was an exhausted woodcutter who kept wasting time and energy chopping wood with a blunt axe because he did not have the time, he said, to stop and sharpen the blade.” - Anthony de Mello

The programme in total is about an hour spread over 7 days, which is waaaay less than I spend on social media in a day! In any case, by sharpening your blade, you'll actually save time and energy.

WHAT IF I'M BUSY AND MISS A DAY?

No problem! You can come back to it later when you have the time. You will have lifetime access to the 7 day programme and the full programme should you decide to buy that too.

WHO ARE YOU?

We are parents too (11-year-old twins). We realised that success in life is more than just qualifications and a good CV, and yet this is all that parents and schools seem to focus on.

So we started out by trying to teach our twins life skills in a deliberate and structured way. Our initial research told us that other parents were worried that their kids weren’t getting this type of education either, so we created Lifehacksforkids to fulfil that need. You can read more about us here.