Playful Wisdom is an educational platform that helps parents go from confused and struggling with their parenting, to empowered with curiosity and connection with their children.


Playful Wisdom offers real-world guidance to help you develop that inner know-how.

So that you know what to do when you don’t know what to do.

We have found that knowledge in a few areas (neuroscience, attachment, child development, & play) can make parenting easier and bring back the

joy of being a parent!

Lately, you’ve been feeling burnt-out on parenting. It feels like you’ve tried everything and you’ve just hit a wall. One day you visit the park with your child and you see a little one who is on the verge of a major meltdown. You immediately feel for the parent as they kneel down trying to alleviate the situation, you have been there and you know the disaster that’s coming. But then with a touch, a look, and a short conversation the child is suddenly back, happily playing again.

 

You are in shock. What is their secret?! What are you missing?

You love your child deeply, but you feel like you don’t enjoy parenting anymore, what happened? You've committed so much time and energy to finding the perfect tool or strategy for your child. You're exhausted. Now, you find yourself searching for the courage to find more to this parenting thing than frustration and struggle.

 
 
You're ready for a change…

 

You’re tired of feeling isolated, overwhelmed, inadequate, and ashamed that you can’t figure out how to parent your child. But you’re dedicated to learning about your child and their needs.

 

You need information that fits with your schedule, a researched-based framework, that is child development focused, conscious about connection and relationship, and accounts for whole-child wellness from someone who lives it. 

 

You crave connection with other like-minded parents. You recognize the importance of those relationships in helping you raise a resilient child while empowering you as a parent to find joy again.

 

You’re looking for a professional who not only has the information you need, you know they have been in the trenches with you. Someone who can simplify, encourage, and help you bring joy to parenting.

 

You’re ready...to learn to connect, to bring joy back to your parenting. You’re ready to decrease the power struggles. You’re ready to learn to parent YOUR child’s unique needs. You’re ready to feel more confident in your relationship with your child.

Because of the love you have for your child, you already

  • Know the relationship with your child is important

  • Are curious about what to do next, because you know there is more

  • Are ready to experience a play-filled parenting connection

  • But somewhere along the way, you hit a wall and ...

  • Realized you cannot parent alone

  • Started yelling, rather than talking

  • Began correcting instantly, rather than connecting

  • Found it hard to be authentic

  • Now you’re overwhelmed and feel like giving up

  • Playful Wisdom isn’t:

     

    • A typical group. This is a community of seasoned professionals and parents here to help parents like you along your parenting journey by incorporating sound research and personal experience into relatable and relative training. 

    • A magic wand or a “quick fix” that will magically fix every problem or challenge you are facing with your child. Building connections and relationships take work, patience, and curiosity.

    • A place to shame other parent’s for their decisions, mistakes, or failures. Everyone has challenges and focusing on these produces a culture of shame.

    • A guide to parent survival; we seek to help you thrive instead. To bring the joy back to your parenting. To learn the language of play, the neuroscience of the brain-body connection, and to learn the value of presence.

    Playful Wisdom is: 

    • A safe space to learn and grow as a parent and family unit. 

    • Focused on the relationship and connectivity between the parent and child.

    • Developed by a collective of highly-trained child & family therapists who every day empower parents to be the greatest resource for helping their child overcome difficulties.

    • We also recognized the lack of sound resources and guidance available for parents when it comes to parenting the whole child- emotional, mental, social, physical.

    • An on-demand program for parents to get the information they are curious about and can trust in its guidance.

    • A place where parents can find community and learn from others who have faced similar challenges, believe in children being human deserving of respect and opportunity to grow in whole health.

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    Benefits & Features

    When you join the Playful Wisdom Parenting community you will:​

    Learn how your parenting blueprint is impacting the way, you parent.

    1. Know what experts in the field are discovering about how a child develops (neuroscience, brain development, & sensory systems). Learn to identify and parent to these primitive systems. 

    2. Learn how ALL behavior is communication and with connection, unwanted behaviors can improve. Using curiosity and relationship as your guide.

    3. Parent playfully to increase connection & strengthen the parent-child relationship.

    4. Foster empathy and compassion to challenge shame dynamics. 

    5. A breakdown of each session can be found here

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    In Playful Wisdom Courses you will find:

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    "Cary is a phenomenal educator & trainer on playful techniques to build relationships, on child emotional wellness & healthy development. You will learn more in one hour with Cary, then whole classes from other experts. If you get a chance to hear Cary speak you will walk away knowing more about you as a parent & the power Play in parenting."

    - Sarah

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    Knowledge

    Founded in neuroscience research and child development from Licensed Mental Health clinicians who are specially trained in child attachment, sensory regulation, and brain-based practices of speaking a child’s language and translating this knowledge to parents. Sharing our secrets for mental wellness and 

    prevention

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    Connection

    To know belonging, where you can come as you are, give and receive support with others who share their lived experience, grow, and develop connected relationships with your child by learning the power of play.

     

    Connection is at the core of being human and feeling it allows us to be vulnerable and brave in our parenting.

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    Curiosity

    Learn how curiosity fosters connection, decreases conflicts, and strengthens your parent-child bond. These courses will challenge you to shift your thinking about parenting. Give you resources and skills to develop a relationship that grows your child’s brain and regulates calm. Increasing your resilience as a parent and increasing communication with your child. Curiosity opens doors and allows for learning, healing, and wellness to be present.

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    Hope

    There is hope for you to become the parent you have always wanted to be. These courses acknowledge the depth of learning and practice that parenting takes to raise healthy humans. 

     

    This community acknowledges how incredibly difficult this parenting experience can be while at the same time believing struggle is a part of the journey, not the final destination. 

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    Empowerment 

    This is where you can find the knowledge to rise above the chaos of the day-to-day strains. To gain clarity on the type of parent you want to be for your child, and to use 

    those strengths to empower your family towards wellness.

    We want to guide you in having the forever skills to rely on no matter your child's age.

    This parenting community has options

    to best fit your needs.

    First, is our Foundations course which introduces you to the basic knowledge of how to be a playful wisdom parent. The education and knowledge for you to gain perspective and learning on the brain, the body, connection, and play concepts as they apply to parenting. You can take this course at your pace as it is all online with short videos to cover the learning of each lesson. Followed by worksheets to apply your skills learned.

    Second, you will gain access to our Facebook community where you have Q &A sessions with one of our Playful Wisdom curators to apply the skills learned in each lesson to your specific child and parenting needs. 

    Third, you can have 1:1 sessions with our Playful Wisdom Curators to get even more in-depth parent coaching specific to your pain points, stuck moments, and managing your child’s and self-expectations to the changes as you implement the Playful Wisdom Parenting model. Sometimes as the parent you just need a fresh perspective to point you in the right direction.

    Fourth, Gain access to our library of Parenting Seminars & Connect with other Playful Wisdom parents.

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    Playful Wisdom Curators

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    Cary
    Hamilton

    Mother & Creator 

    My passion is to empower parents to connect with their children to build healthy families. I love seeing parents enjoy parenting again and see their confidence build. Whole family wellness is my wish for all families

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    Sarah
    Moran

    Curator & Play Expert

    All children seek connection and belonging with others. Children's experiences matter and I love helping children feel seen and heard by the important people in their lives. 

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    Carrie
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    Mother & Curator

    Parents and children are doing their best, even when it's tough, and I love connecting with them through compassionate presence and belief in their ability to grow and heal. 

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    Kaitlyn
    Texley

    Mother & Creator

    Giving birth doesn't suddenly enable you to be the parent that you've always wanted to be. Our children have an incredible way of showing us where we need work. My children have taught me more about myself than I ever expected.

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    Is this where you belong?

    This parenting community is for you if:

    1. You’re the parent or primary caregiver of a child with challenging behaviors.

    2. You’re looking to grow in your knowledge of child development, sensory sensitivities, and the neuroscience of the brain-body connections, proven to develop healthy humans.

    3. You are searching for support that does not just address your child’s challenges but sees YOU and your needs in this two-sided equation.

    4. Parents who strive to be flexible, adaptable, brave, resourceful, curious, and inclusive to those around them. 

    5. You’re ready for personal growth as an individual and as a parent. You’re open to reflection, introspection, and shifting your perspective.

    6. You want to ensure your whole child is being nurtured, including their emotional mental well being.

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    This Parenting community is NOT for you if:

    1. You are not the parent or primary caregiver.

    2. You’re looking for a “quick fix” for your child or for yourself.

    3. You’re seeking a platform to vent your frustrations without any interest in investing your time and energy in making positive changes within yourself or within your relationship with your child.

    4. You are not open to viewing your child’s challenging behaviors as a symptom of being human, rather than intentional and willful defiance.

    5. You are looking for a place to ask members about their child’s experience with medications or various treatments. This is outside the scope of this parenting community.

    Our Foundations Course has 
    Launched!
    Curious to know more?

    We are excited to support you on your Parenting adventure!

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    Knowledge

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    As parents, we know life is crazy right now & 
    burnout is feeling real.
    We are here to support & help you to gain back some
    resiliency by making parenting
    JOY-filled again.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Terms and Conditions


    1. IDENTIFICATION: All purchasers are required to register and give their full name and address. All perspective international webcast bidders must post a 10% deposit of approximate planned spending budget or minimum of $5,000.00 to be approved. No exceptions will be made. The auctioneer may require a deposit from any bidder prior to approval to bid. 2. Buyer is responsible for any applicable Sales and Use Taxes and will supply the Auctioneer or Seller with documentation and proof that is acceptable to the State in which assets are located as satisfactory to the Auctioneer. Should the State reject such documentation buyer will make the payment of said taxes immediately and agrees to defend Company/Seller from all tax claims. In any case the sales tax liability remains the sole obligation of the purchaser purchases without proof of exemption, sales tax at the applicable rate will be added to the purchase price plus the buyer’s premium and remitted to the Auction Company. 3. A Buyer’s Premium (15% ON SITE,18% ONLINE) of the bid price will be added to the price of each item purchased to arrive at the total purchase price. 4. The Auctioneer reserves the right to group, reduce, add or delete lots. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the owner. 5. REMOVAL: Buyer is solely responsible to provide any personnel, equipment or material needed to pick up purchases and shall assume all responsibility for the removal of any item purchased at the sale. Buyer is required to remove within the stated time frame which is on the invoice unless prior arrangements have been made in writing and approved by the Auctioneer. All purchases must be removed in their entirety. Items will be considered abandoned, and buyer shall lose all rights to said equipment without recourse or refund due from Auctionneer after the removal deadline. 6. Although information has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, the Auctioneer makes no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information herein contained or the fitness for duty of any of the assets. All assets are being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS, NO EXCEPTIONS”. 7. If for any reason an item shall become non-deliverable, the Auctioneer shall not, in any event, be liable for non-delivery, or for any other matter or thing, to any Buyer of any lot, other than for the return to the Buyer monies paid to the Auctioneer for said lot, should the Buyer be entitled thereto. No adjustments will be made after the assets are removed from the sale site. 8. PAYMENT: Invoices must be paid in full by close of business of the date listed on invoice. A buyer’s premium (15% on site,18% online) will be applied to all invoiced sales and sales tax will apply without appropriate proof of exemption. Business checks will not be accepted without a letter of verification from your bank similar to below: (Your Bank Name) unconditionally guarantees payment to HYPERAMS, LLC from (Your Company Name) up to the amount of __________. This guarantee will be valid for purchases made at the auction of (Auction Name) on (Auction Date). NO ASSETS WILL BE RELEASED UNTIL INVOICE IS FULLY PAID. 9. MANNER OF PAYMENT: All deposits and balances due shall be payable to the order of HYPERAMS, LLC. All payments must be made by Cash, Cashier`s Check, Wire Transfer or Company Check with Bank Letter of Guarantee. The full purchase price on all lots sold to the same buyer must be paid in full by the date listed on invoice and before removal of any of the assets. 10. All assets are being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” and buyer acknowledges they have inspected all assets prior to bidding. While all care was taken in gathering information on the equipment that is for sale, the Auctioneer will not be held responsible for the correctness of the descriptions. INSPECT BEFORE YOU BUY! 11. All persons are inspecting, bidding and removing assets at their own risk and liability without recourse on the Auctioneer. Further the undersigned and their employees or agents agree to hold the Auctioneer and their agents and employees harmless from all claims of any kind or type. 12. All sales are in US Dollars. 13. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you signify that you have the authority and you are binding your company, yourself (as an individual and/or employee) and any agents or persons who conduct business using your buyers number and/or under your employment or control. This includes liability as to payment and all disclaimers. 14. Buyer hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Auctioneer, their directors, officers, employees and other agent representatives from and against any and all liabilities, judgments, claims, settlements, losses, damages, penalties, obligations and expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred or suffered by such person arising from, by reason of, or in connection with any loss, damage or injury to person or property arising from, by reason of or in connection with the assets sold hereunder. 15. Any controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement, or any alleged breach of the terms hereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules, procedures, and regulations promulgated by the American Arbitration Association (“Arbitration Proceeding”). The arbitration hearing shall be held in the State of Illinois. The Parties hereby agree that the award rendered by the person conducting the Arbitration Proceeding (“Arbitrator”) shall be final and nonappealable, and judgment may be entered upon the award in any court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator shall not have the authority to award punitive damages against either Party. The Party who files notice of demand for an Arbitration Proceeding (“Initiator”) must assert in such demand all claims then known to the Initiator against the other Party (“Respondent”), and the Initiator may amend its demands and claims only with the consent of the Arbitrator. 16. Backup Bidder: If a winner at the auction does not meet obligations to pay for the lot purchased, the next highest bidder will be considered the winning bidder and will be required to close on such purchase within the terms and conditions herein. 17. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The Auctioneer may add other terms and conditions of sale, such additional terms and conditions to be posted online prior to the auction. 18. All online bids are considered offers until the Auctioneer sends out the invoices for the auction, at which time the sale is final. Auctioneer reserve the right to, (1) cancel, suspend, extend or reschedule the sale of an individual lot, auction and/or auction event, (2) make changes to the auction’s closing, inspection, or removal times, or (3) take any other action the Auctioneer deems necessary to affect the fair conduct of this sale/auction. It is recommended that you check your emails often during the auction for updates and/or changes to the auction process.




    Payments and Fees


    Payment Due Date: Invoices must be paid in full within the time frame specified by the Auctionneer and before removal of any of the assets of the sale unless otherwise specified. No assets will be released until invoices are paid. Accepted Payment Forms: All deposits and balances due shall be payable to the order of HYPERAMS, LLC. Acceptable forms of payment include wire transfer, company check with a bank letter of guarantee, cashier's check, cash. All sales are in U.S. Dollars. HYPERAMS does not accept credit cards. Business/company checks will not be accepted without a letter of verification from your bank similar to the example illustrated below: (Bank Name) unconditionally guarantees payment to HYPERAMS, LLC from (Company Name) up to the amount of __________. This guarantee will be valid for purchases made at the auction of (Auction Name) on (Auction Date). Buyer's Premium: HYPERAMS and its partners impose a buyer's premium on any goods sold to help defray auction expenses. The buyer's premium is a reflected as a percentage that is added to the final purchase price of any item. WEBCAST BUYERS: 18% BP for buyers paying via Cash, Cashiers Check, Company Check or Wire Transfer will apply to your purchase

    (Example: a $100 purchase would total $118 with BP) Final Sale Notice: All assets are being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” and buyers acknowledges they have inspected all assets prior to bidding. While all care was taken in gathering information on the equipment that is for sale, HYPERAMS or its partners will not be held responsible for the correctness of the descriptions. As such, HYPERAMS and its partners recommend buyers, if able, to inspect items before purchasing. All persons are inspecting, bidding and removing assets at their own risk and liability without recourse on HYPERAMS or its partners. Sales Tax: Buyers must pay all sales, export, use and other taxes due to any federal, state or local taxing authority on their purchase. To receive the benefit of any tax exemption, the buyer must supply the auctioneer with a sales tax exemption certificate.




    Removal and Shipping Information


    Removal and Shipping Responsibility: The Buyer is solely responsible to provide any personnel, equipment, or material needed to pick up purchases and shall assume all responsibility for the removal of any item purchased at the sale. The Buyer is required to remove items within the stated time frame on their invoice unless prior arrangements have been made in writing and approved by the Auctioneer. Insurance Certificates: Buyers may remove assets themselves or hire any rigger company that they so choose. Buyers, or their riggers, must provide the Auctioneer and the owner of the premises of the sale a certificate of insurance in amounts acceptable to the Auctioneer prior to removal of any Lot. On small lots which are considered "hand carry," no insurance is needed. Removal Dates: See Bidspotter for Removal Dates. Items will be considered abandoned, and buyer shall lose all rights to said equipment without recourse or refund due from the Auctioneer after the removal deadline. Riggers: HYPERAMS will provide a list of local rigging companies that have expressed interest in assisting with removals for this auction on Bidspotter. The list is a courtesy only; buyers may choose to pick up lots themselves or hire the rigging company of their choice with proper insurance certificate (see above regarding insurance certificates).





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    Hope to see you soon!

    With gratitude,

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    Parent Burnout

    It happens to the best of us, we're giving all we can, and eventually, we run out of steam. Parent burnout is real and we need to talk about it! This class will explore burnout, what it can look like (that tricky fella) and ways you can prevent and put an end to it!

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    Child Sleep

    Sleep affects our children's development, emotional health and behavior. Sleep is detrimental to our child's overall health. In this course we will dive deep into sleep and find out the in's and out's of what happens while our little ones are in dreamland.

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    Ages & Stages

    We are big believers in looking beyond our children's behavior and seeing what's really going on. Each age offers its own unique developmental roadblocks. In this course we will talk about the ages 2-12 and how your child is growing emotionally, physically, and mentally.