Ayeka’s Becoming a Soulful Parent is a movement of parents interested in using Jewish wisdom as a guide to shed new light on their role as parents. We offer 3-6 week courses on topics ranging from “Sibling Rivalry: A Soulful Reframe” to “Embracing Chaos and Cultivating Presence in your family life” and “Becoming a Soulful Couple,” and train facilitators in local communities who then gather groups of friends together to engage in these meaningful conversations around these and other topics .
Drawing on Ayeka’s signature Soulful Education methodology, the Becoming a Soulful Parent program aims to change the conversation around parenting. At the core of each conversation is a new consciousness, with the recognition that children are not projects to manage. Each one has a soul and a unique role to play in the world. We as their parents, also have our own unique roles to play, with our primary job to nourish the souls of our children. In the process, our own souls will grow as well. Click here for a sample text sheet.
Becoming a Soulful Parent it answered a need in my life; the need for connection, reinforcement and validation. — Mother of three
Becoming a Soulful Parent… made me feel less alone. I appreciated being able to devote time to my partner and discussing our children in the context of meaningful texts. — Mother of two
We are all trying to “do it right.” Having a cadre of fellow parents – all of whom make mistakes like the rest of us – who are willing to slow down the intensity of life with kids to connect, listen, reflect and consider the most soulfully wise approaches to raising children is refreshing and extremely helpful. — Father of two