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Why do we stop playing at 5 years old?


The Joyous Parent is a teaching, coaching based service aimed at empowering parents & educators to tap into the magical power of play.

My mission is to bring play back to the center of childhood so that parents and educators can be empowered to give children the experience that will lead them to their true life's destiny.

I facilitate playful, hands-on, and dynamic group workshops and professional development around how to infuse play into the everyday of our school environments so that we can see and hear our children truly and completely. Each of my workshops are designed to inspire educators to infuse play-centered approaches into their current systems through a practical, realistic, and child-first approach.


I also work with parents and caregivers to reclaim our identities and raise children without resentment. I offer group circles, one-on-one coaching support and spiritual rituals and journeys to help you return to the inner wisdom and knowing that is the foundation of a centered, joyous parenthood. In both these paths we place PLAY at the center where it should always have remained so we can model a world for our children that nurtures them into who they are meant to become.


In these two ways, we get to redefine play and return playfulness to our children's lives.

And THAT is what leads to joyous parenting and educating!


But by joyous parenting, I don't mean easy or even always fun, but I do mean wholehearted, connected, confident, and calm. 


Every messy, honest day.


As a progressive educator and play enabler, I have guided hundreds of children in a flow based, child-led learning environment so they may use the agency they posses to impact the world around them. As a ceremonialist and circle guide, I have had the honor of holding deeply empowering, safe spaces that facilitate spiritual healing, empowerment and alignment with our inner truth.


For almost two decades now I have experienced the power of play to transform - and now as a mama, I understand its impact even more.


I now use this knowledge to help you shift your parenthood and classroom towards the way your children deserve to learn and grow.

Because parents are our children's first teacher and the only way we can support them how they deserve is to form a partnership between home and school, it is even more imperative that we all get on the same page around instilling a play-centered, child led environment that honors and frees our children to grow into their destiny, and. therefore more rightly and fully transform our world.

That is where my life's work in shifting play back to the mainstream of childhood is so very crucial.


So we may together raise a new, empowered generation of wholehearted, confident children who get to experience the world through a more centered, balanced lens.

Where they were allowed to be who they are, truly

Where they witnessed aligned, connected, conscious parents

Where they followed their own playful flow to become who they were born on this planet to be


Throughout everything I do, I help parents overturn their definition of what their parenthood is and can be and take back childhood all at the same time: through play as learning and by gaining back your inner knowing.

As a parent and educator myself, I strive to walk with magic through my days and that is what I want to gift others as well - by accepting the muck from a new reality and perspective

Join me and be part of the play revolution and become a play enabler, gain back the magic, and shift into a new paradigm that we all deserve!

The Joyous Journey Recipe:
Play + Wholeheartedness + Changemaking = LIFE Ready Children

What Are The Play Schemas

An introduction to how the brain is wired in early childhood

The Ultimate
Tantrum Guide

Why they happen and what to do when they do

Supporting the learning styles

The all you need to know bundle

What People Are Saying

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Courtney Pinkerton, MDiv & MPP, coach & author of The Flourish Formula, mom of 3

Sivanne creates so much space. In just a short conversation she was able to help me see a corner I had backed myself into -- where I was feeling frustrated with this project of homeschooling our children during the pandemic but not sure how to make tweaks that would benefit our family. She encouraged me to remember the bigger picture and offered insights into the challenges that teachers face AND had some practical, strategic ideas for how I could best communicate with my children's school And it WORKED! She encouraged me to value what I know as a parent and to engage with my children's school and to ask for the support I need. After the conversation with the school my family and I have so much more freedom to utilize the educational resources in a way that works for us. Making these changes I feel 1000 pounds lighter and my children, husband and I have found a more sustainable and joyful new normal during these challenging times. As an educator and a mom -- Sivanne is a masterful conversation partner. Consider investing in her coaching or other parenting support, she is a gold mine!

Contact Sivanne to learn more about how The Joyous Parent can help you shift into play centered living. 

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Join me in the play revolution and taking back childhood!

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