Our most important and sacred responsibility is ensuring that the next generation is wiser, more conscious and more engaged in bettering the world than the one before it.
We can do our best to be good, kind and compassionate, but if we don’t learn how to raise even BETTER people, their future will be more bleak than bright. Each generation needs to grow beyond the last just to keep up with the growing challenges of living in this complex world.
To do our part, we must first help the next generation get to where we ourselves have arrived, which itself is not an easy task. We must also create the space for them to exceed our accomplishments, which requires humility, wisdom and a commitment to further our own growth. Even more importantly, we must become more conscious of the ways we might be limiting theirs.
It’s clear from the latest science on mirror neurons and brain development that we have far more impact on our children, especially in their early years, than we may have previously imagined. Children are literally wired to be programmed by us — they take in everything we say and do and interpret it as what reality is and should be.
In other words, to a child, it’s not just that Mom has worries about money, it’s that there is literally not enough money in the world! We transmit our beliefs automatically through our words and behaviors.
In this way, our fears become their fears. Our self-doubt becomes their self-doubt. Our limited beliefs about money, power or marriage become theirs.
It’s frankly a bit scary how influential we are!
That’s why it’s so important for you to be conscious of the power and impact you have as parent, mentor or elder to the next generation — and not just when they’re little. Your influence will be felt well into their adult years.
Your words, actions and even your thoughts matter a great deal in this sacred task we’ve been entrusted with — raising a more enlightened next generation.
Yet very few of us were given training for how to parent with real wisdom, clarity and skill. And even if we read up on parenting literature, we may never learn how to clear out our own counterproductive programming that colors everything we say and do.
Basically, we’re thrown into this essential role unprepared, unenlightened and under pressure!
Consequently, we tend to automatically play out the patterns and beliefs we inherited as children. Indeed, our subconscious minds largely run the show when it comes to the often overwhelming challenges of raising children.
Fortunately, you don’t have to remain stuck in this cycle. You can learn to reprogram your parenting beliefs, develop healthier behaviors, communicate more effectively, and give your children a psychologically and spiritually empowering foundation for the rest of their lives.
You can shift the power struggles, eliminate battles, and create a nurturing, supportive, loving environment.
What’s needed is a systematic approach, one that works with the depths of your subconscious mind and helps you rewire how you approach situations with your children. Instead of reacting to situations, you can develop your capacity to be proactive. You can become aware of how your choice of words might lead to emotional upheavals. You can learn how to foster self-confidence and an adventurous spirit in your children.
In this way, you help guide them to be conscious, self-aware and self-responsible adults.
Ultimately, truly effective parenting requires us to act and respond in skillful, consistent and loving ways — and avoid responding in other ways, even when every cell in our body is screaming at us to do so.
Three ingredients are needed to take your parenting skills to the next level: a comprehensive approach, a skilled guide and a supportive environment for practice.
With the Raising the Next Generation program, you get all three. First, in the core teaching modules, you’ll receive a lifetime of parenting insights that have successfully transformed many relationships and lives.
Second, you get seven illuminating weeks with Shelly Lefkoe, co-founder of the widely respected Lefkoe Method, who has also done groundbreaking work on shifting beliefs that drive how we love, learn and evolve. She understands just how vital it is for us to upgrade our own programming — the beliefs that govern our behavior — if we’re to empower these amazing human beings to evolve into their full expression.
Third, you get a safe and supportive live community in which to share, grow and learn. You’ll find compassionate ears for when you need to share your less-than-stellar moments as a parent (and yes, we all have them!), as well as a forum in which to share breakthroughs and inspiring stories.
As you absorb and apply the essential insights and practices of Raising the Next Generation, they’ll not only make you a better parent, they’ll improve your ability to relate to just about anyone.
Raising the Next Generation teaches you how to move beyond basic parenting skills to provide a platform for your child to become more caring, engaged and self-aware.
You’ll find that you’ll spend less and less of your time addressing tense, difficult situations and more time enjoying the relationship while imparting skills and perspectives that can last a lifetime. You’ll discover how to truly empower your children to grow up wise, confident and capable of living their greatest dreams.
You’ll develop a more mature, healthy and loving relationship with your kids and create relationships that are more trusting and secure. And from this foundation, you can become their biggest cheerleader as they pursue their world-changing dreams!
What could be more satisfying (and valuable) than that?
Over the course of your 7 weeks with Shelly, you’ll:
A Note to Grandparents, Mentors, Allies and Caregivers
While this course is oriented primarily to parents, the concepts and skills can be applied whether you’re a grandparent, mentor, caregiver or even just a supportive ally. The truth is that virtually everyone struggles with the challenges of parenting and can use the knowledge presented in this program to transform challenges into opportunities, and problems into blessings.
If you want to positively affect our planet and empower the younger ones in your life to be wiser, more enlightened and actively engaged in improving the world, you’ll find this program invaluable.
As a special addition to this course, Shelly will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions so that you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Thursdays at Noon Pacific
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Shelly will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully raise children who are happy and conscious and who will have the power to impact their own lives and the lives of others while contributing their unique gifts to the world.
Each weekly LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles that can empower your child to find happiness and success now — and as an adult.
As a parent, you tend to get caught up in day-to-day minutia and may forget what your dreams for your children are. If we told you that your job is being responsible for the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional development of your child, would you say, “No worries, I got this?”
It’s easy to lose sight of how what we say and do impacts our children. We don’t realize how our actions today can affect the rest of their lives. Beliefs form at a young age and are rarely outgrown. It’s far easier to instill strong positive beliefs early on than to reverse negative beliefs as an adult. In this module, we’ll explore the single most important thing you need to know as a parent and how knowing this one thing can help determine your child’s future success and happiness.
In this session, you’ll:
Damaging beliefs keep a person from living their fullest, best life. In this module, we’ll talk about the five most harmful and common beliefs that people develop (even people you may think are successful) and how you as a parent can prevent their formation in your children. We’ll also look at the positive side of beliefs — the beliefs that help people excel in life, live out their dreams and be happy, positive contributors to society.
In this session, you’ll:
Often as parents, we want our children to be or react in a certain way that isn’t compatible with their current stage of development. In other words, they’re not able to think the way we want them to or expect them to because their brains are still developing. At each stage of development, children are forming beliefs about themselves. If you have unrealistic expectations about what they should be able to do — and they’re not developed enough physically or emotionally to meet those expectations — your unrealistic desires can do major damage to their developing self-esteem and confidence. Children may start to believe something is wrong with them because they can’t be or do what you’re expecting them to be or do.
In this session, you’ll:
In this module, you’ll learn how managing your stress leads to better parenting. No matter how committed we are to being parents who help our children form positive beliefs, when we’re undergoing significant stress we’re more likely to get annoyed, upset or angry. The same behavior from our children that we laugh off when we’re in a good mood can cause us to blow our tops when we’re feeling stressed out. It follows that significantly reducing your stress will improve your relationship with your children.
As you discovered in the previous module, if your expectations are consistent with what your child is capable of, you’ll improve the quality of your interactions with your children and reduce your stress level. But there’s something else you can do to virtually eliminate your stress.
In this session, you’ll:
In this module, you’ll discover how to help your children be free to express themselves, and how we as parents, even with all our uncertainty, can ensure that our children grow up with a sense of freedom, joy, resilience, fearlessness and innovation.
In this session, you’ll:
People who have a strong value system and know what they stand for have it easier in life than those who have not clearly defined their values. When your values are clear, your journey is more fulfilling. The context in which you parent and live your life affects everything. Most people — even the most well-intentioned people — parent arbitrarily, which can have devastating effects on their children.
In this session, you’ll:
Secret Module: We can’t tell you this one until we finish the first six modules!
In addition to Shelly’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
In this lively conversation with the beloved author of one of America’s most iconic books, you will learn all about what it takes to create successful relationships. John talks about the importance of having your children observe loving relationships and how giving your children a role model for loving relationships is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children. You’ll discover how to have a healthy, vibrant relationship with your partner and others. John is funny, warm, and well versed in many areas, including the health and wellbeing of both you and your child.
John Gray is a leading relationship expert and bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. John’s books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world. Through his highly acclaimed books, videos and transformational seminars, John’s purpose is to create a world where men and women understand, respect, appreciate and ultimately work together. In his book, Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business, he teaches us how to achieve a more comfortable and productive work environment. John’s new book Staying Focused in a Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory and Brain Performance, provides practical strategies for improving relationships at all ages and stages of life.
So many of us have given up on our dreams or are not even in touch with what they are. Shelly and Marcia are two women who know how to dream. In this dialogue, they discuss the importance of having dreams, how to get in touch with your dreams, how to fulfill your dreams, and how to encourage your children to dream. Marcia also talks about the importance of taking action and how best to get into action. Can you imagine living your dream life? It’s time to start!
Marcia Wieder is the founder and CEO of Dream University, a network of over 1,000 certified “Dream Coaches” dedicated to providing resources and support for anyone looking to turn their dreams into reality. A gifted motivational speaker, Make-A-Wish Foundation board member and former president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Marcia has also launched the Million Dreams Campaign, with a commitment to help one million dreams come true. She is the bestselling author of 14 books dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams. Marcia is a seasoned expert, having appeared on Oprah (twice!), The Today Show, in her own PBS show, in Woman’s World magazine and several other local and national broadcast, print and online outlets. She’s a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, and works closely with other internationally esteemed thought leaders.
In this deeply inspiring conversation, Cynthia takes you on a journey to discover how one person can and did make a difference in the world. Cynthia’s passion manifested in a way that demonstrates how each of us can solve the world’s most seemingly impossible challenges through simple individual actions. You’ll learn what it takes to empower yourself and your children to realize your dreams and become unstoppable. Cynthia’s Unstoppable Foundation grew out of her passion for ensuring that children who lacked access to resources could still be provided with the lifelong gift of a quality education.
Cynthia Kersey is a leading performance and productivity expert, the bestselling author of Unstoppable and Unstoppable Women, a speaker, entrepreneur, national columnist and humanitarian. Cynthia has spent more than a decade coaching numerous Fortune 500 companies’ sales teams, employees and reps to achieve optimal performance. Cynthia embodies her message and has integrated giving and contribution in her business for over a decade. She’s the Chief Humanitarian Officer of her nonprofit foundation.
I feel that my parenting awareness in general has shot up several notches. I am on a new trajectory with my child. I am very excited and deeply grateful. The effects feel permanent.
— Dominique , United Kingdom
[In this course], you realize how much you may influence your children’s future. The good news is that you learn how to do that in the most positive way.
— Margarita , Athens, Greece
Shelly’s course not only showed us how to create a strong foundation for our children, but how to begin to alter it for ourselves so we can be effective, empowered role models for the next generation.
The course helped me open my eyes to see what beliefs of my own need to be changed so that I can be a better parent raising a happy, confident and successful child.
— Connie , Los Angeles, California
This course has helped both my husband and myself acquire the skills to make some positive changes in our parenting... I am confident that there will be more peace ahead for our family.
Shelly is amazing. The information she shared with me changed my life! I no longer get stressed out on Sunday night thinking about my kid’s homework. I don’t have to scream to get results. I am now truly experiencing the joys of parenting and it is awesome.
— Jody Schwartz , Santa Barbara, California
From the very first session I started to feel more positive about myself. As the negative beliefs were eliminated the change became more dramatic and I can’t believe the results! Thank you, Shelly, for your help and support.
— Dermot , Dell Executive, Ireland
Shelly is dynamic, informative and highly skilled in dealing with her participants’ most challenging parenting questions. I came away from her presentation with simple but profound tools for powerfully altering the ways that I interact with my kids.
— Julia Ritter, PTA President
The skills that I’ve gained not only enhanced and nurtured a more cooperative relationship with my family, but have also served me in my relationships at work.
— Ruth Bonomo , Westport, Connecticut
The result has been great! There is much more love, respect and harmony in our home and everyone, including my wife and I, are much happier. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and making our lives so much better.
— Malcolm McCance , Alberta, Canada
Raising the Next Generation not only offers some of the most advanced online parenting teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while learn how to guide children to be happy, successful adults.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart, and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Shelly Lefkoe
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with pioneering parenting expert Shelly Lefkoe — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and helps you create the specific skills and abilities to deprogram your own beliefs and take you into the shifts that are the foundation of great parenting.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available to you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios and videos, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Raising the Next Generation Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Shelly Lefkoe has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a renowned parenting expert whose penetrating insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves, our children — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars) you’ll be able to benefit from Shelly’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about upgrading your parenting skills and identifying what type of parenting leads to long-term success and happiness, you owe it to yourself, your children — and our world — to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Shelly Lefkoe is a much sought after parenting expert. She’s passionate about inspiring and empowering people to be the best parents they can be, so that their children can experience joyful, successful lives, both as children and adults.
Shelly’s parenting expertise was honed by helping thousands of individuals overcome a wide variety of problems as serious as depression and low self-esteem. Her work as a Lefkoe Method Facilitator has served as her laboratory for developing her parenting expertise.
Shelly discovered that virtually all of the problem behaviors her clients wanted to change were driven by beliefs they had formed, mostly in childhood through interactions with their parents. Understanding how beliefs formed in childhood create problems in adult life ignited Shelly’s passion to change how people parent.
Shelly is also the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Guide to Effective Parenting.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
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