Last week, I had the pleasure of being on The Whole Modern Parent Podcast. If you haven’t yet listened to the episode, I encourage you to check it out here. I had a wonderful time discussing Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its role in shaping the people we want our children to grow up to be. In this article, I’m going to go over what makes Whole Modern Parent an invaluable tool for modern parenting and why I love being a part of their team. In the interest of full disclosure, I am their EI expert and part of their collective of experts and content contributors, but as a parent, I wish there had been a service like this around when I was seeking support and resources.
What is Whole Modern Parent?
Started by Michelle Briggs and Lydia Benham, Whole Modern Parent (WMP) is an online community that connects parents with experts in parenting. They were inspired by stories they heard and their own experiences with being overwhelmed in the world of modern parenting. They realized that there was a need for a community of parents that makes it easy to not only connect with one another but also have access to extremely useful guidance from experts. WMP is intended to fill that need as a safe place for parents to gather tools, resources, and relationships on their parenting journey.
Having interacted with some of these parents myself, I have been amazed at the kinds of challenges people have overcome with the help of the WMP network. Parents get valuable tips on simple things, such as finding the best nursery items and getting them in a registry, to larger concepts like marital issues, finding a safe and qualified nanny, and behavioral issues. Sometimes, there is no one answer to a parent’s conundrum; they are merely looking for support and discussion.
One of the greatest assets of WMP is access to a whole network of parents. This network includes the WMP Facebook page, which is a place for growth-minded parents to access advice and support. Also included is access to their many seminars and workshops that are specially designed for modern parents. If you’re curious about what these courses look like, check out their Freebie page for some free starter’s guides.
Perhaps their most enticing offering is access to advice and contact with their many parenting experts. All these people are qualified in different fields of modern parenting such as EI (that’s me), nutrition, mindfulness, race relations, prenatal and postpartum yoga, positive parenting, and so many more. To this end, I will be hosting a masterclass in EI parenting in March for members of WMP. Any special offers and discounts the WMP experts offer on their own platforms are also included in the WMP fee. In my case, that would be access to discounts on the Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks board books and toys.
In the Nick of Time
What WMP offers is invaluable, especially in the increasingly digital world we find ourselves in. We don’t know when the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic will be totally gone. And with the push to remote work and digital learning, internet-based communication is here to stay. This explains why many people are struggling with feelings of isolation and sense the need for a community to engage with. Not only does WMP offer a community of parents and experts, but their expert advice is concerned with staying up to date and aware of the latest parenting trends and strategies to more quickly adapt to this ever-changing world. It’s truly an amazing service.
They also have a blog full of expert parenting advice, which I can’t recommend enough. For any parent struggling to balance work, parenting, and the many hurdles life sends our way, I think there’s a lot to gain just from visiting their site. As they say, ”Parenting is hard. Don’t go it alone.”