From Power Struggles to Cooperation – An 8-Week Coach-Led Parenting Exploration

March 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Will be provided upon Registration

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Do you feel stuck when your child says no?  Are you puzzled by some of your child’s behaviors? Or your own reactions? Do you wish you could transform habitual reactions and have more creative ideas or easier communication tools to connect through conflicts?

Come and get companionship in exploring the hopes and challenges of parenting today. In this 8 week exploration drawing on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Positive Discipline, we will look at seeing clearly beyond the surface at what motivates all of our actions and learn practical empathic and agreement-making skills to increase the quality of connection with the young people in our lives.

The series will include an online private forum and parents ‘buddying’ calls to create community and peer-to-peer support in this semester.

This series is for you if you long to learn to:

•   shift from chaos to connection in your family

•   find the gem behind your child’s difficult behavior

•   transform tantrums, children’s conflicts and power struggles without punishments or rewards

•   move towards agreements that work for the whole family

•   parent with more energy, joy and confidence

This class provides tools and strategies from Positive Discipline but is not a cookie-cutter approach.  It is mainly focused on bringing back your unique inner wisdom and values that will shape your authentic and strong connection with yourself, your child and within your whole family.

Based on Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Conscious Discipline and more.

From Previous Participants:

Mali teaches with passion and compassion, and love. This class helped me better understand and connect with my son, especially in stressful or exhausted moments and when my patience is running thin.. I loved all the support and connecting with other parents looking for a better way to parent. I highly recommend it!“ Roza O., Winter 2013 “From Power Struggles to Cooperation” participant

“Mali is warm, welcoming and excelled at making guests feel comfortable and understood (as well as non-judged). I also truly appreciate her recognition of how different families can be from one another.” – anonymous

“We just wrapped up a parenting circle and it was powerful! Like one participant so aptly said, “it was worth every dime just to connect with this community!”. Mali has a unique gift of pulling people together and creating an atmosphere that is conducive to sharing and learning with eachother. She also shared skills and concepts that you will be able to implement readily into your parenting. My cup was so FULL after each session! This is not just a parenting class it is a transformative and magical connecting experience. I highly recommend it! “ ~ Julia M., Winter 2014 “From Power Struggles to Cooperation” participant

To Register:
Email Mali at or register online at

Before 03-10-2014: $ 197/ person*
After 03-10-2014: $249/ person*

Please inquire with Mali directly for creative solutions regarding contribution. No one is turned away for lack of fund.

Satisfaction Guarantee: Your amount refunded before the second session if this approach does not meet your needs. 

*When 2 people register together, both save 10% each.
When 3+ people register together, everyone saves 20% each.

Forms of Payments Accepted:

Dupont Circle, DC – private home.
Details will be sent upon registration
Specific Tuesdays
9:30am to 11:15am

** Babies and young toddlers are welcome under their own parent supervision. If there is enough of a group, we can look at hiring a childcare option at the house **

Dates 2014*
March 18, 25
April 1, 8, 22, 29
May 6, 13

*The group intends to have 8-10 participants minimum to enrich experience sharing and group support.  Express your interest and check start date with Mali at

About the Facilitator

Mali Parke is a Certified Professional Coach who works with individuals, families and teams who are looking to live life from a fuller, more joyful and empowered presence as well as increase collaboration and partnerships in their relationships.

Mali has trained extensively in Nonviolent Communication and other practices such as Conscious Discipline, Positive Discipline (currently seeking certification), Mindfulness, Unconditional and Attachment Parenting and more. She is a graduate of both the Parent Peer Leadership Program and the Leadership Program by BayNVC. She is excited at sharing back with parents, educators, couples and singles the possibilities of relating in full-heart connection and achieving deeply satisfying and empowered lives as well as creating community of parents and children through her Peace Circle community events.

Mali’s work and offers can be found at and

Email or call 202-257-3376 to inquire about other sessions starting soon or possibilities for you to host a group.

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