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A sneak peek at the Foundations Course

See below to see all this course includes and click HERE to watch a sneak video to see what it looks like! 

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).

  • Self-confidence
  • Negative standards
  • Encouragement vs. praise
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Self-esteem
  • 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
  • Detachment
  • Results without punishment
  • Self-calming
  • Logical & natural consequences

How long do I have access to this course?

The Foundations Course is yours to keep forever, so you have lifetime access for every stage of parenting! 

What is the time commitment involved in completing the Foundations Course?

It’s important to commit to finishing the entire course! You can complete it on your own  time, but we recommend one module a week for four weeks. It’s an added bonus if you & your spouse can complete the course together!

How do I know if this course is right for me?

If you’re ready to learn new tools, expand your heart & strengthen your family from the comfort of your own home, this is the course for you!

How much does the Foundations Course cost?

The Foundations Course is $297 and you will have immediate lifetime access of all of its content.

How do I talk to my spouse about this course if he/she is not on board with the investment?

Wendy and Terry have recorded a podcast episode on this very topic, you can listen HERE!

You have to remember that taking the first step forward and into learning will give you the greatest chance at influencing your spouse with respect and true influcence.

Where do I find the Foundations Course on my mobile device/laptop after I purchase it?

You will find the Foundations Course HERE when you login to your Fresh Start Family account.

Does the Foundations Course work for families with kids of all ages?

Absolutely. A lot of this curriculum is theory based, meaning the methodology will apply to ALL stages of life … you’ll find it even applies to relationships with your friends, families, spouse & colleagues!