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An integral component to Life Ki-do is our Parenting program. The beauty of the Life Ki-do Parenting system is that while you are teaching our Life Education tools to your child, you will find that they are equally valuable to you as an adult. You and your child will grow as individuals but with a shared vocabulary and life skill system, your family as a whole will be more unified, peaceful and fulfilled.
To help you on your parenting journey we include our award-winning Life Ki-do Parenting book in your class registration packet, we offer several parenting workshops throughout the year, we regularly post parenting tips on our Facebook page, and we offer Family Week several times a year when parents are invited into class for a fun, bonding experiencing to strengthen family connections. We also offer the Family Tigers class for ages 3-6 and the Teen/Adult class for ages 12+ which both allow parents and their children to train together in class.

In addition, we also offer Life Ki-do Parenting Workshops at our Westlake Dojo. Our next River Parenting Workshop with Carrie Contey, Ph.D. is in October, so RSVP today to guarantee your seat.


“It didn’t take me long to get hooked reading this must-have guidebook for parents who want to help their children combat peer pressure and bullying. Unlike other temporary, band-aid solutions, this book will truly help your child develop the kind of inner confidence and resilience that cannot be bullied away. Children will love the simple, empowering strategies.” 

—  Jane Nelsen Ed.D., author of Positive Discipline


Looking for more ease and flow in your family life? Come join us for an experiential workshop to learn how to:


  • Stay centered and in the flow while parenting

  • Create more joyful and peaceful communication, connection, and cooperation

  • Learn simple effective tools to address parenting challenges


It's not about being perfect! Parenting, like anything in life, has challenges. But come learn effective tools to navigate those challenges and find the FLOW in your family life.


The River Parenting Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 4-6pm at our Westlake dojo and it will be led by:

  • Sensei Jonathan Hewitt - founder of Life Ki-do and co-author of the award-winning book, Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out

  • Carrie Contey, Ph.D. - parenting coach extraordinaire and human development specialist


The workshop costs $39/person or $59/couple if both parents would like to attend. There are a very limited number of spots available, so register now ASAP to save your spot.

All parents want their children to be happy and confident and to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Yet under the tremendous pressure and influence of peers and media today, children are being conditioned to follow the American Happiness Formula: Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval = Happiness.


Rather than offering fulfillment and confidence, this outwardly based quest is causing alarming rates of childhood stress, anxiety, and depression. Our award-winning Life Ki-do Parenting book provides the antidote, giving you the techniques to help your child find true confidence and happiness from within instead of looking to others for their validation and self-worth.

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