Parenting Course

Independent Study, Court Approved, Social Services Approved

"Best thing I ever did for me and my kids sake. Now we’re a real family without so much fighting."

Bert
Arizona

"Thanks for sharing so many tricks of the trade with us. I enjoyed your course and refer to it often in my world of business now that the kids are grown."

Karen
Michigan

THE COURSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCENT ON GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT  
10 Factors That Shape Our Attitudes and Behaviors  
Circles of Influence  
Recognizing Generational “Passdowns”  
The “Ideal Kid”  
Genetics and Environment Combine to Frame Behavior  
Learning Styles  
Some Things We Need to Know About Childhood Development Issues  
What Is “Normal” Behavior for the Pre-teen/Teen?  
Wellness and Balance is Essential for Successful Living  
Examining Our Hierarchy of Human Needs  
The Relationship of Life Events to Stress  
Tying All of These Developmental Concepts Together  
Self-Assessment  
 
ACCENT ON BUILDING GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS  
Precision, Congruency, and Clarity  
Communication Loop  
Basic Communication Viewpoints of Adult and Child  
The Importance of Understanding Body Language (Kinesics)  
The use of Space in Relationship to Communication (Proxemics)  
“THE Questions” Every Parent Should Ask  
“Thudders” – What Doesn’t Work in Verbal Communication  
The Power of “We”  
Other Powerful Words  
The Emotional Mirroring Technique  
Three-Part Assertion Sentences  
“What Are We Going to Do About It?”  
How Many Times?  
Technology and Communication  
Self-Assessment  
   
ACCENT ON SUCCESSFUL DECISIONMAKING SKILLS  
Graduated Decisionmaking  
At-risk Factors and Decisionmaking  
10-Point Plan for Making Safer Decisions  
THE Questions, again  
Remaining Sane When Kids Make Choices  
Making Decisions About My Own Behavior As a Parent (mentoring)  
Self-Assessment  
   
ACCENT ON STRENGTHENING SELF-ESTEEM  
Defi nition of Self-esteem  
Elements of Self-esteem  
Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions  
Words  
Resolving conflict  
Self-Assessment  
   
ACCENT ON DEVELOPING A DISCIPLINE PLAN  
Defining Discipline  
“Time Out” – A Good Technique to Use With Young Ones  
A Word About Spanking: “To Spank or Not to Spank?”  
A Word About Anger  
A Discussion About Abuse  
What Teens Th ink of Violence and Why Kids Are Killing Kids  
The Importance of Consistency  
Deciding the House Rules  
Customizing Discipline Plans  
Specifi cally About Discipline for Pre-teens/Teens  
Self-Assessment  
   
ACCENT ON ADDITIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: CO-PARENTING, STEP-PARENTING,
TEEN PARENTING, AND GRANDPARENTING
 
Co-Parenting  
Talking About Divorce  
Step-Parenting  
Teen Parenting  
Grandparenting  
Self-Assessment  
   
ACCENT ON PRACTICAL PARENTING PRACTICES  
Random Thoughts  
Resilience  
The Importance of Literacy  
The Importance of Financial Literacy  
The Importance of Understanding Nutrition Basics  
“Ten Moral Suggestions”  
Raising Self-reliant Children  
Dr. Leo Buscaglia