Empowered Parenting

All parents yearn to provide their children with a solid foundation. Parents who are also trauma survivors hope to give their kids a better life than what they experienced in their own childhood.

The effects of trauma linger long after the negative experience. 

Often, trauma survivors do not have positive coping strategies to inform their relationships.

Many lack self-confidence in all areas of their life, including their parenting.

How does trauma impact parenting?

And how can boundaries, accountability, and grace help?

Redefining Love has nothing to do with romance. It’s about how we relate to each other interpersonally and culturally, at all levels of society, including our relationships with our children. Redefining Love offers a mindset framework for trauma survivors that allows space for mental health within our interpersonal interactions. When we understand how trauma affects our lives, we are more productive, compassionate, rational decisions makers. This makes us better parents, partners, and citizens.

Benefits of trauma-informed parenting

Self-awareness, self-forgiveness, and accountability are not only key ingredients of strong mental health, they are also crucial for positive parenting. Until a parent understands how trauma shows up in their life, they lack the skills necessary to manage how their past impacts their present. This perpetuates the shame cycles that pass from one generation to the next.

When parents feel empowered in the principles of boundaries, accountability, and grace, they can break the trauma cycles that have likely plagued their family for generations. This builds healthier families, stronger communities, and a safer world for all of us.

The four-part Redefining Love Empowered Parenting Series teaches parents how trauma impacts the brain, and how it shows up in day-to-day interactions. It provides parents with the tools to navigate life with boundaries, accountability, and grace for themselves and others, so they can give their children a foundation to enter adulthood ready to take on the world.

Four-Part Series Includes

SESSION 1: Parents learn the foundations of the Redefining Love Framework, and how trauma affects the brain.

SESSION 2: Parents learn what boundaries are and how to effectively integrate them into their parenting. 

SESSION 3: Parents learn how to hold themselves, their children, and others accountable with love and grace.

SESSION 4: Parents learn how to integrate grace for themselves and others into their relationship with their kids.

Each session is around 2 hours, and can accommodate small or large groups. Group sizes 5-10 are more interactive. Groups 11-20 will break into smaller sub-groups during activities. Groups 20+ are lecture format, with volunteers from the audience.

The Mission of Redefining Love

We heal our culture when we heal our trauma, one individual at a time.

When individual families are healthy, our communities are healthier. Empowered parenting lowers crime rates, improves public and private education, and makes our streets safer. When parents learn to navigate conflict with Boundaries, Accountability, and Grace, they take those skills into their homes, their children’s schools, their workplaces, their places of worship, their neighborhoods, their communities, and online. At Redefining Love, we are committed to healing the divisions in our culture, and believe that Boundaries, Accountability, and Grace is the way to get there. 


Sara Beth Wald is a former social worker and journalist. Her professional life has been an exciting mix of human services, writing, and editing for 20+years in the academic, non-profit, media, and corporate sectors. 

In 2018, inspired by her own recovery from trauma, Sara launched a blog called Redefining Love, which teaches people how to set boundaries and hold themselves and others accountable with love and grace. What started out as a small passion project slowly began to grow into something more. Over the last two years, Sara has dedicated her life full-time to teaching the principles of Boundaries, Accountability, and Grace.

Sara Beth Wald is an Amazon bestselling author, TEDx speaker, blogger, and entrepreneur committed to breaking generational trauma cycles by teaching the Three Pillars of Redefining Love: Boundaries, Accountability, and Grace. Watch Sara’s TEDx talk at www.redefine-love.com/tedxbillings.

For more information about how Boundaries, Accountability, and Grace can improve families and your community, email sara@sarabethwald.com.

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