Core Principles

“Less is more”. This movement is called Great Parenting Simplified because the work of sifting through information has been done for you. We’ve taken the top science and tried and proven techniques, and condensed it down to a few basic steps.

That means LESS of your time consuming information, and MORE on applying great tips and enjoying your precious family.

The Core Principles

The Great Parenting system has been honed from almost 20 years of parent educating, working with over 150 of the world’s top parenting experts, and hundreds of parents with almost every possible parenting issue all over the world! Our programs give you access to support, skills and knowledge based on three core principles: Mindset, Alignment & Support. 

Great parenting (and great families) starts with a growth mindset where you believe you can grow and change. You may already be aware of how important a growth mindset is for your kids to thrive. The much less known secret is it starts with us mastering the growth mindset!

With a growth mindset, you can correct and continue, instead of dwelling on the negative. When you blow it and say yell at your kids, you don’t waste your precious time and energy being mad at yourself. That just adds to your stress and makes you MORE likely to blow up again. Instead, knowing that you can change, you search for and get the support and tools you need to quit going there! (Trust me, I say this as a recovering rager who has helped so many parents find their calm.)

It’s so easy to get sucked into believing we’ve wrecked our kids when we are struggling to make the changes we want. However this shows a fixed mindset, where we see the future being more of what we’ve done in the past.

You want your kids to have the best start possible?  At GPS, we give you help so that see real change in yourself. That will help you to model the life-changing growth mindset that your kids need. The result will be a home environment full of curiosity, joy and peace.

Alignment is the GPS name for a very real force that is widely studied in developmental psychology; attachment. We prefer the word alignment in part because it avoids confusion with attachment parenting, which has some similarities, but diverges from the science of attachment.

Alignment can be defined as the connection that makes us want to cooperate with and behave like or for another. Humans are very social creatures, and we are very influenced by those who we are deeply aligned with. But for a variety of reasons, alignment is quite strained in most families. The result is kids who don’t listen or naturally model their parents as well as they used to do. This causes great frustration, and can result in punitive consequences that further weaken the alignment.

With Great Parenting Simplified, you can find a community of like-minded parents to help you:

  • Apply what you’re learning
  • Have a safe place where you can share, show up and be real and honest about how you’re doing
  • Celebrate the tiny wins that build the way to bigger success
  • Help you on those days when you feel all is lost
  • Be reminded you’re on the right path 

The 3 Pillars of Change
To change your family’s path you need:

  1. Great parenting information
  2. Great parenting support
  3. Repetition

The 3 pillars of change are like a 3-legged stool. You need all three legs on the ground to have stability and make the changes you want as a parent.

Consider This: If your stool only has one leg, it could give you some support but it’s not stable – it’s easily tipped over.  You’ll waste your time and energy if you keep trying new tips without getting the help to refine that tip and make it work for you. With a solid stool to lean on, you can lead your family on the path you want to be on.

Many parents focus on getting great information, but information is only one leg of the stool.