37: Parenting Myth #1: Parenting is About the Child – Conscious Parenting Coaches Jen Klein, Janet Philbin, and Claudia Pape

When I first heard this myth — parenting is about the child — I thought, “Wait.  Whaaat?!”  If it’s not about the child, what IS it about?!  Well, my friends, that’s what we talk about in this episode!  

This myth is so powerful that once you understand it, you will be transformed.  Promise.  

This show is the second in our 8-part series on Conscious Parenting the parenting myths Dr. Shefali Tsabary so beautifully shared in her book, The Awakened Family.

To bring this myth to life, we are joined by three amazing Conscious Parenting Coaches who generously share their wisdom and vulnerably share their stories: Jen Klein, Claudia Pape, and Janet Philbin. 

In this episode, we talk about:


  • One of the most powerful questions every parent can (must!) ask themselves.  It will totally transform your perspective on parenting.
  • How understanding this myth ultimately led one of our guests — a self-professed perfectionist who thought “singing was the scariest thing in the world” — to take singing lessons (…AND she now regularly dances with her daughter on TikTok)
  • And, finally, an amazing story of how another coach helped her daughter resolve a situation of anxiety and struggle….without saying a word to her; only changing how she showed up.

About Jen Klein

Jen is a former lawyer with a top tier international law firm based in the UK (Allen & Overy LLP). Jen’s international background (both personally and professionally) provides her with a cultural awareness that is invaluable to the accelerated and evolutionary work she offers her global clients. Although a competitive athlete her whole life, it was kickboxing that became the gateway into the world of “meditation”. As she relentlessly trained for her blackbelt she quickly realized that every moment required full awareness, the consequence being a roundhouse kick to the face!

It was finally motherhood that expedited Jen’s evolution and awakening. When she humbly accepted that her children were her greatest and wisest teachers, her entire parenting style shifted and she set upon her mission to be a part of the movement to transform and upgrade the parenting paradigm one child and one family at a time, starting with her own. Jen works with individuals, couples, parents and families.

About Janet Philbin

Janet Philbin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Janet is the author of best-selling book, Show Up For Yourself- A Guide to Inner Awareness and Growth. Janet is a Certified Conscious Parenting Coach Practitioner, and a Certified Hypnotherapist. 

She trusts that each of us have the ability to heal and that all you need is the right guide and tools to help you along the way. Showing up for yourself happens when the adult self re-parents her own inner child from an aligned and healed way. The author’s passion, as a clinician and a healer, is to help you show up for you and to help parents awaken to develop strong connections with their children and themselves. 

Janet’s unique eclectic style combines her years of clinical counseling, parent coaching, hypnosis. Janet has a successful private practice providing psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to adult clients world wide. She is an expert in helping her clients uncover and heal the issues of the inner child which are influencing their adult life and parenting in the present.

About Claudia Pape

Claudia is a ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Conscious Business Coach and Certified Conscious Parenting Coach who empowers leaders & parents to step into their strengths. Solid experience in Leadership development and Conscious Parenting Coaching around the globe being able to coach  in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Claudia  helps her clients explore values, increase awareness of their belief systems and behaviors, learn to communicate more effectively, build healthier relationships, navigate transitions and grow in confidence.  She have worked with a wide variety of leaders from start-ups, mid-to-small size businesses and major global brands. Prior to becoming a Multilingual Professional Certified Coach in leadership development in the US, she spent the majority of her 15 year career as both a consultant and later entrepreneur in the Global Executive Search industry in Europe. She has served as an advisor, recruiter, mentor and coach of key talent in the corporate world and nonprofit sectors. 

In her  eyes parenting is also a type of Leadership. As a Conscious Parenting Coach and mother herself she helps parents step into their strengths to deepen their relationships with their children through connection instead of correction.

Links so you can explore more:

If you are interested in learning more about conscious parenting coaching with these amazing coaches, you can find them here:

Claudia Pape: claudia-pape.com

Jen Klein: jenklein.ca

Janet Philbin: hypnosisforhope.com
Book: Show Up For Yourself: A Guide to Inner Growth and Awareness (Amazon Link)

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