Premium Parent Coaching

Included in this premium parent coaching package:

  • Self-Paced Course

    The Full A-Z toolbox of Sustainable Parenting Tools for more joy & ease.

  • Weekly 30 min. 1:1 Coaching With Flora

    Get right to the heart of the problem, and leave with a personalized plan from licensed counselor and parenting coach, so you STOP fighting, and START having more calm, connection and cooperation in your home.

  • Group coaching

    LIVE community of parents (5-10 other families), giving accountability, support and validation. Group coaching is Tue. 8-9pm MST and/or Thur 10am MST

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Unit 1: Introduction

    • 1. Congratulations for Choosing Change

    • SP Transformation Handouts & LINKS

    • The schedule of our Monday Calls

    • Mission Statement & Course Pillars

    • You have a Right!

    • Kindness & Firmness at the SAME time.

    • 8. It's ok to choose YOU!

    • 9. Be open - solutions you may not have considered

    • 10. How making a plan gives you power, again

    • 11. Out of Struggle and into Calm

    • Intro to How to Encourage Cooperation

  • 2

    Unit 2: How to melt resistance, defiance and upsets in a matter of minutes.

    • Connection Workbook: Fill-in-the-blanks, as you go through this section on Connection.

    • Connection - video 1

    • Connection - Video 2

    • 2. What's Happening in the Brain - Flipped Lids

    • Connection - video 3

    • Understanding the Anger Curve, and what we do at a 8-10 of upset.

    • 5. Tools to Calm your Flipped Lid

    • connection - video 4

    • 7. Regulate, Relate, Reason

    • Whoah, Low, Slow

    • Connection - Video 5

    • "Reset" is a Verb, not a noun.

    • Connection Strategies in just 6 minutes/day

  • 3

    3. Couples - Getting on the Same Page

    • Are you suffering with a purpose?

    • 10. Obedience vs Respect

    • Playful with a purpose

    • Pep talks, after you have had to use "Woah, low and slow".

    • Asking instead of Telling

    • How hugs and pause work

  • 4

    Unit 4: How to be Kind and Clear in Keeping Boundaries

    • 1. Mindset - Overview

    • 2. How to keep your cool, when your child pushes your buttons - big time

    • 3. Kind & clear doesn't have to be mean

    • 4. How do you know if you need more kindness or more firmness?

    • 5. When we notice we lose kindness, likely we are not holding firmness

    • 6. Keep boundaries without feeling mean/bad

    • 9. Encourage Cooperation with Kindness & Firmness

    • 11. Kind & Firm Boundary without reacting to their reaction

    • 12a. Phrases to Encourage Cooperation Intro

    • Empowering Statements - Phrases to encourage cooperation

    • 12b. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

    • 13. Kind & Clear for Whining

    • 14. Examples in Real Life

    • 15. What has been new but helpful for you?

  • 5

    Unit 5: Effective Consequences, and other strategies so you keep boundaries, without feeling mean.

    • 1. A New Attitude

    • 2. Effective Consequences

    • 3. What to do when consequences leave you no room to improve the situation.

    • 4. Overview of SP strategies and skills.

    • 5. Your Pyramid

    • 5. Summary of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

    • 7. This is a super effective tool for helping our child problem-solve.

    • 8. I Notice...then a Curiosity Question

  • 6

    Unit 6: Effective Ways to Encourage Cooperation

    • Routines help life to be predictable

    • Routines are the closest thing to MAGIC in encouraging cooperation

    • How to stop Nagging, Yelling, and repeating yourself all day.

    • Asking instead of Telling

    • Taking the MEAN out of saying what you mean - Part 1

    • Taking the MEAN out of saying what you mean - Part 2

    • Taking the MEAN out of saying what you mean - Part 3

    • Positive Discipline Tools for Young Children

  • 7

    Unit 7: Improving Connection and your own Emotional Regulation

    • 1. How to stop losing your temper

    • The Power of Pause

    • Empathy

    • What TRUE empathy looks like

    • N.I.P. How to Connect

    • Unlocking more joy each day

  • 8

    Unit 8: Get Curious, Not Furious

    • 1. Emotions first, behavior second

    • 2. Rude, Disrespectful and otherwise annoying repeat behavior.

    • 3. Labels can defeat our goals

    • 4. New words for our amazing children!

    • 5. Mental Pictures

    • 6. Consider the need under the behavior

    • 7. What are they trying to say without being able to say it? (Cues vs Miscues)

    • 8. Cues vs. Miscues - Part 2

    • 9. Cues vs Miscues - Part 3

    • 8. Connect before you correct

  • 9

    Unit 9: Helping Children Manage their Emotions

    • 1. Phrases to say instead of "Stop Crying"

    • 2. Name it to tame it

    • 3. Tools for Managing Anger

    • 4. Iceberg Feelings - Example

    • 5. Example of managing emotions

    • 6. 3 steps to helping children manage emotions

    • 7. Helping Children Manage Emotions - Part 1

    • 8. Helping Children Manage Emotions - Part 2

    • 9. Making a Wheel of Choices

  • 10

    Unit 10: Spirited, Sensitive, or Chronically Inflexible Children

    • 1. Zones - Emotions Chart

    • 2. Working with Spirit

    • 3. Intensity

    • Routine Charts & Sensory Seeking Behavior tools for ADHD or other challenges

  • 11

    Unit 11: Families working as a team

    • 1. GREAT resource to improve your communication and connection.

    • 2. Same page - family expectations

    • 3. Coming to a place where you agree on your kind/firm lines.

    • 4. 9-Steps-Family-Meetings

    • 5. Family-Meeting-Handout-Jane-Nelsen

    • 6. Family Meeting Handout

    • 5. Description of Family Meetings

  • 12

    Unit 12: Sibling/Family Problem-Solving

    • 1. Worse F in Siling Rivalry

    • 2. Sibling Rivalry: Tool to equip your children to solve problems

    • 3. Siblings Without Rivalry - Great Guide to go with Wheel of Choices

Flora McCormick


Owner/Creator of Sustainable Parenting

Flora McCormick

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Parenting Coach of 12 years, and mother of 2 young children, I saw a gap, where struggling parents are left feeling alone, confused & overwhelmed (I felt that way too!). I saw a great need for a system that effectively wraps around parents - giving support, validation & education that is DOABLE & EFFECTIVE in a fast-paced life.


  • What is Parent Coaching?

    Parent coaching is the newest state-of-the-art approach to improving family dynamics & relationships. Counseling often requires leaving your home, taking your child out of school, and only supports you 1 hour/wk. Parent Coaching is 100% virtual, with evening and morning coaching “Some people take tennis or violin lessons. I take parenting lessons….The value I get from it is priceless.” –

  • How much of a time commitment is it?

    On average – it’s an investment of 2 hours/week, with a ton of flexibility for when you fit those 2 hours in. This program offers 1:1 Coaching, Group coaching and self-paced learning, so that it can be customized to fit each family’s schedule.

  • What if my partner doesn't want to do it?

    Those that are able to have their partner involved enjoy the benefits of improving teamwork and parenting on the same page. However families where just 1 person completes the mentorship have still seen dramatic changes.

  • Who is this NOT right for?

    The Sustainable Parenting Mentorships are NOT best if you are seeking support for: Abuse, Neglect, drug/alcohol abuse in the home. Children over Age 12.

  • Do you offer a guarantee?

    When you step into this support, you are taking full responsibility for your own success, by committing to attend coaching, and listen to recordings and lessons. After surveying 100’s of families who have completed the mentorship programs – Sustainable Parenting has a 96% satisfaction rating from all clients!

  • What if I have more questions?

    Set up a FREE 30-min clarity call with Flora (via the link below)! She offers this call to be sure to learn more about your family, answer any questions you have, and recommend other modes of support if those seem appropriate, based on her 12 years of clinical experience and training.