Module 1: I’m overwhelmed, where do I start?
Families are introduced to the psychology behind positive parenting & discusses how parents can shift the way they view misbehavior. Examples of encouragement are given (and why it’s so effective in building kids UP) as well as foundational tools every parent can start practicing to get quick results in areas of self-control and behavior.
- Your goals as a parent
- Different parenting styles
- History of positive parenting
- Perspective shifting
- Relationship building tools
- Responding vs. reacting
- Corporal punishment discussion
- The importance of Self-care
Module 2: How can I get my kids to listen?
Families learn all about how to focus on unconditional love in their homes & use encouragement to teach (vs. discouragement). Lessons about self-esteem, intrinsic motivation and replacing praise with encouragement are taught to help parents raise children who have a high self-concept, strong critical thinking skills & proficiency in owning their mistakes (and learning from them).
- Negative standards
- Encouragement vs. praise
- Intrinsic motivation
- Changing our messages
- Encouragement feasts
Module 3: What do I do when my kids misbehave?
Families learn all about how to correctly place our kids’ misbehavior into four different categories, so we can move towards redirecting them to healthier & better behavior.
The four categories of misbehavior: Attention, Power, Inadequacy / Avoidance & Revenge are discussed in great detail so parents understand what is underneath their child’s behavior when they have a mistaken goal relating to these categories.
Role-play tutorials show parents how to analyze misbehavior based on their own feelings and how to identify power struggles in their homes. Tools & tips for redirecting kids to better behavior are given for each category.
- Identifying emotions
- Defining & understanding root causes of misbehavior
- Tailoring communication & discipline
- 4 mistaken goals of misbehavior
- Redirection techniques for each category
Module 4: How can I effectively discipline my kids?
Families are taught how to have a discipline paradigm shift to view mistakes as an opportunity to learn instead of actions to be ashamed of or hide. Families are guided to identify and acknowledge habits they may be engaged in due to the way they were raised & move towards trying new methods of discipline that don’t rely on fear, force, shame & external controls.
A role-play video tutorial shows parents the power of listening intently with feeling encouragers vs. feeling stoppers and how important it is to have our kids feel comfortable talking to us & admitting mistakes. The topic of detachment is discussed showing parents how to separate their own problems with the problems of their children.
Healthy, compassionate & effective discipline strategies are taught that teach children how to build intrinsic control methods, take responsibility for their own faults, work on improving their weaknesses & repair mistakes.
- Discipline paradigm shift
- Identifying habits
- Listening intently
- Feeling discouragers & encouragers
- Results without punishment
- Logical & natural consequences