Child, Family, Couple & Individual Counseling

Our multi-week courses are designed for more in-depth, interactive parenting advice and education.

Courses are offered in a variety of locations in the Chicago land area or contact us to bring a course to your group. We also offer an online parenting class option.

Becoming a Conscious Parent: Tools & Principles for Parenting from Your Heart

Developed by Parenting Perspectives and inspired by many of today’s leading childhood experts, this highly acclaimed course offers tools and strategies for a wide range of parenting issues and problems. You will learn our Ten Basic Principles that will serve as a guide through any parenting challenge. In addition, you will learn over 100 practical tools and strategies that will help you become the parent you want to be.

Karen and Lauren have proven time and time again to be inspirational to parents; and their signature-style demonstrations will show you the dos and don’ts of parenting with humor and insight. Parents consistently tell us that this is what sets us apart from all other parenting programs.

When you attend this course you are guaranteed tools that will help you foster responsibility, resiliency and self-esteem in your children. Our tools hold children accountable while nurturing healthy development. Our tools will help you deepen your connection to your children, and increase confidence in your parenting style. Recognizing that our greatest strength is our power to love, this course has the power to transform families.


This class is appropriate for all parents including families experiencing children with challenging behavior, special needs, stress, transition, illness, separation and divorce. This course teaches parents to:

  • Enhance children’s self-esteem
  • Reduce power struggles
  • Set limits that work
  • Encourage responsibility
  • Discipline without yelling
  • Understand the reasons for misbehavior and what you can DO
  • Foster cooperation among siblings
  • Minimize tantrums and tears
  • Create a cooperative partner/co-parenting relationship
  • Encourage resistance to peer pressure
  • Understand your child’s temperament
  • Foster emotional intelligence
  • Deepen connections among family members
  • Feel calmer and enjoy being a parent 
  • And MUCH more!

Plus, time is allocated for your personal questions.
Four Sessions – Each 2 hours long

This interactive and engaging course deepened our understanding of our daughter’s behavior and provided us with practical, positive tools for setting limits and managing sleep problems. It also really helped to bring us closer together as parents and as a family.

– Mom of child age 2