Positive Parenting - It Matters
Your parenting approach can have a generational impact on your children. Choosing to be a positive parent is a conscious decision to interact in positive ways. There are numerous ways to positively interact with your children, some may come naturally while others need practice.
Positive Parenting - A Skill
Just as we learn various skills such as: riding a bike, playing basketball, and reading, we can learn and practice positive parenting skills. Consistency and repetition will strengthen your skills. The online positive parenting course, Lead, Guide, Walk Beside: Parenting with Purpose will teach you how to strengthen the relationship with the most important people in your life. You will learn specific techniques to implement immediately.
Specific Techniques to Implement Immediately
This course will help you learn techniques that can benefit you throughout your life and across various relationships. You will learn the following techniques to:
- Stay calm
- Respond to a child who is not calm
- Use specific language and actions
- Understand behavior bursts
- Teach at the appropriate time
- Recognize behavior patterns and change them
- Specific prompts to adjust language
- Be more positive rather than negative
- Options for following through while continuing to show love
- Reset behavior
- Offer choices within limits
- Positive reward system that actually works
- Look for the good and praise it
- Create realistic boundaries
- Set the child up for success
- Guide the child to be grateful rather than greedy or entitled
- Set up systems within your home
- Strengthen the parent/child relationship
No Need to Feel Overwhelmed
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the task of raising your child, you are not alone. Many parents want to do the right thing, but often feel like they don’t know where to start. You may feel like it’s a good idea, but wonder if it will really be applicable for your family? Lead, Guide, Walk Beside is for every family.
All techniques taught can be adjusted for any age of child. Principles taught in the course have been implemented with toddlers, teens, and even adult children. The delivery of language may need to be adjusted depending on the child’s age, but the principles apply to all ages.
The good news is that it’s never too late to commit and become a positive parent. You can decide today to have a more positive parenting approach and strengthen the relationship with your child.
You're the Expert of Your Child
As parents, we are in a unique situation to not only provide for our children physically, but also emotionally. In a world that is getting increasingly confusing, you may feel like you want to provide more emotional stability for your child. You can. You are more than enough. You don’t need to be an expert, have a degree, or a certain title. You are exactly who your child needs. You are the expert of your child. You know what ticks them off and what makes them tick.
As you child's parent, you can set a positive example for them and guide them. I'm certain that wonderful things are already happening in your home. You are likely a great parent striving to do your best. This online positive parenting course will add to the good that you are already doing. Concepts taught are realistic and can be implemented immediately.
Though the positive parenting course is only a handful of hours, the techniques taught can benefit you throughout your life and have a positive impact on your family for generations. It is well worth your time, money, and energy.
Invest in What Will Last
Think of all the things you do in life that won’t last. Things that come and go, or things that you spend money on that are not truly significant. Investing in this positive parenting course and watching each segment can have lasting effects. Effects that can benefit you, your family, and future generations.
You will learn specific skills to implement with your children. Your implementation will model appropriate parenting for them, they in turn will know how to positively parent their children, and on and on.
Your everyday efforts with your child are more important than you may even realize. You may easily recognize how you’re meeting your child’s needs by providing for them physically; a stable environment, food, a scheduled routine, etc. But, do you consider the importance of providing for them emotionally with love, reassurance, guidance, staying calm, setting boundaries, and teaching?
You are doing such an important work raising your children! Day in and day out it may feel mundane, but your positive influence throughout each day will have last effects. The way you speak, interact, respond, and show love help build their self-esteem. Though daily tasks may feel mundane, the everyday interactions have last effects.
Advantages of Online Positive Parenting Course
Parents often wish that their kids came with a handbook. Though they may not be given a specific parenting handbook at their child’s birth, they can find plenty of resources and instruction to guide them in the parenting process.
The problem arises when the advice within various resources start to contradict each other. Some parents start to question which ways are correct, and which ways could cause psychological harm. Since 2006 I’ve been teaching positive parenting courses, and I’ve realized the most important principles are not those that teach you how to follow through or hold your child accountable. The most important principles are those that teach you how to strengthen your relationship with your child. Lead, Guide, Walk Beside does exactly that.
Another advantage of the online positive parenting course is watching it at your own pace within the convenience of your home. Focus on one segment at a time, then move on to the next. Binge watch it, or take your time.
Once you’ve purchased the course, you will have lifetime access and can return and rewatch any segment whenever needed. You can watch it alone, with your spouse, with your dog, or with a delicious snack. I envisioned parents sitting in bed at night watching a 15 minute segment of positive parenting, discussing it, then watching one of their favorite shows together.
Strengthen Relationship with Your Child
After teaching in-person positive parenting courses, I dreamed of the day they could be online and reach more parents. I wanted all the information to be easily accessible, and readily available to return to. Repetition is important, and you often need to hear things more than once for them to really sink in. Finally having Lead, Guide, Walk Beside online is truly a dream come true!