A Joyful Parenthood: A Guide to Parenting With Authenticity
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A Joyful Parenthood: A Guide to Parenting With Authenticity

Learn how to parent with intention and not by accident
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
32 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 37 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • You will begin by exploring and identifying your personal Core Values.
  • You will then build a "Family Garden" of Values that's inclusive of every member of the family.
  • You can utilize these Family Values to tune out the overwhelming amount of "expert advice".
  • You will be able to navigate parental challenges with true authenticity.
  • You will then have the power to stay rooted & grounded with your family as life throws you curve balls.
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  • Please come prepared with an interest in developing self-knowledge and awareness around how to apply Core Values to your journey through Parenthood
  • We ask that you have a journal for the journaling component.

A Joyful Parenthood is a comprehensive guide to authentic parenting. 

This course will enable you tune out the overwhelming amount of information thrown at you as a parent. You will learn to identify your personal Core Values, how to meld those into Family Values, and from there you will be able to stay grounded in your parenting and weather all those parenthood storms. You will explore big parenting hot buttons; screen time, discipline, family dinners and be able to craft rules that apply to YOUR FAMILY, not the latest article on parenting. 

This course requires an open heart and a willingness to do some self exploration. This course is not about quick fixes or specific parenting techniques. It is meant for families of all ages of children and in fact can be taken with your children. 

By the end of this course, you will have a clarity about your parenting that will enable you to feel sure and confident as a parent, doing the very best for you and your family. You will be able to communicate effectively with your children and spouse, so that every member of the family is contributing to what makes you guys tick. You will even learn how to fight fair and resolve those bubbling conflicts that irritate the fabric of family life. 

If you have been continuously frustrated, overwhelmed, and generally feeling like you're on a never-ending slippery slope in your parenthood journey, this is the course for you. 

Who is the target audience?
  • A Joyful Parenthood is meant for parents, caregivers, partners, and others involved in the parenthood process.
  • This is for any parent of any child of any age. The skills you will learn can apply across the full spectrum of your parenthood.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
It's all about values and what's important to YOU
3 Lectures 08:44
  • Welcome to the course A Joyful Parenthood!
  • Get an overview of what our course can offer and introduction to a few key points.
Preview 03:34

  • This course is about self-reflection, not quick fixes
  • Begin to explore YOUR values
Preview 02:47

  • Use the worksheet to identify YOUR current values
Printable Worksheet: Pick Your Values
What the Heck do we Mean by Core Values?
5 Lectures 19:01
  • You can't do it all, but you can do what is most important to you
  • Use the worksheet to choose your CORE values
Pick your Core Values!

  • Digging into your 3-5 Core values
Printable Worksheet: What Am I Growing?

  • Importance of clearly defining what you mean by your core values
  • Examples of this process in real life
What incorporating your values looks like in real life.

  • Use your Core values to stay grounded in Parenthood
  • Examples of this process in real life
How do your core values define YOU?

  • Highlight the difference between responding with values or reacting to behavior
Behavior Versus Values: How do they intersect?
Exploring Value Conflicts
3 Lectures 12:11
  • Our values can conflict within us, as well as with others
Shocking! Some values conflict with each other!

  • Learn our unique approach to co-parenting - it's not just after divorce.
Preview 04:15

  • Identify who gets a say in your Family values
    • Partner, Children, Stepparents, Grandparents, Aunts, etc.
Who gets a say in all of this?
Family Values In Action
5 Lectures 15:37
  • If you have a partner, this is when you compare your individual Core value
    • No right or wrong, just hearing what is important to each person
  • This exercise is also for teenage children, other significant family members, etc.
Exploring values with your partner

  • Bringing your Core values together to create 3-5 shared Family values
Printable Worksheet: Our Family Garden

  • Make a plan to stay rooted in your Family values 
Having A Plan Of Action

  • Using your Core Values and Family Values, see how they fit for each child at  this time
Parenting the child you have

  • Examples of parents having more flexibility and success by emphasizing values rather than behavior
Real Life Examples
Core Values; from theory to reality
5 Lectures 27:04
  • Get an overview of how Family values can be applied to different parenthood struggles
  • Resist reacting to what others are doing/saying and stay rooted in what is important to YOU.
Preview 04:39

  • Applying YOUR family values to screen time

  • Applying YOUR family values to discipline

  • Applying YOUR family values to curfews, dating, and sex
Curfews and Dating

  • Applying YOUR family values to meal/dinner time expectations
Family Dinners
The Absolute Essentials of Communication
5 Lectures 29:56
  • Learn and practice essentials of communication when applying our values
    • Three stances of approaching the world
    • Active listening
    • Using 'I' Statements
Communicating Your Family Values To Others

  • Examples of communication skills helping/hurting values in daily life
Real Life Communication

  • Learning and practicing the three stances of approaching the world
    • Aggressive, Passive, and Assertive
Printable Worksheets: 3 Different Approaches To Being In The World

  • Set ground rules for Family fighting/conflicts
Rules For Fair Fighting

  • Detailed guidelines for Family fights/conflicts
Printable Worksheet: Rules For Fair Family Fighting
Developing and Maintaining Self Care and Boundaries
4 Lectures 25:41
  • Definitions of self-care and boundaries
  • Highlight the importance of both in Parenthood
Let's Define Self Care and Boundaries

  • Clarify the difference of 'me' time that nourishes and 'me' time that hurts 
When Self Care Is Actually Abusive

  • Importance of setting boundaries to grow in Parenthood
Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries!

  • Clarify between Helpful Boundaries and Unhelpful Boundaries
Printable Worksheets: What Boundaries Look Like
Staying Connected
5 Lectures 28:48
  • Showing up as a Parent
    • Authenticity and Connection in relationships
Staying Present and Connected

  • Identify activities for every member of the family, as well as which you may like to do together
  • If more than two people in your family, spend time in different combinations
Printable Worksheet: Enjoyable Activities For The Family

  • Worksheet to help you (and your kids) walk through if something is actually important to you
Printable Worksheet: Is It A Big Deal?

  • Learn how to fill an emotional bucket
    • Example of 'yes' days
Bucket Filling and Yes Days

  • Importance of mindfulness to be present and connected
  • Various examples of ways to be mindful during your day
Being Present In Real Life
Next steps
1 Lecture 04:40
  • Where does this leave you?
  • Planning for the next steps on your Parenthood journey
The Next Steps In Your Parenthood Journey
About the Instructor
Jamie Glowacki
4.6 Average rating
7 Reviews
32 Students
1 Course
Parenting Coach

Jamie Glowacki is an internationally recognized potty training expert and author of the wildly popular book, Oh Crap! Potty Training. Her work puts her in direct contact with thousands of families each year, so she's privy to all the parenting trends. Currently, we as parents are collectively in a zone of chaotic parenting due to an overwhelming amount of information available to us. She enjoys teaching the beauty of a truly joyful parenthood through exploring your own authenticity and values. Her past work as both a social worker and a circus performer are both fully utilized in working with families and toddlers. 

Dr. Samantha Kettle
4.6 Average rating
7 Reviews
32 Students
1 Course
Clinical Psychologist

Samantha Kettle is a clinical psychologist specializing in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her perspective is that being a parent is one of life’s greatest gifts, but comes with a lot of challenges and stresses. As a parent of two children herself, she was motivated to work on a parenting course to tie together what she's learned professionally and as a mother.  Most people want to do the ‘right’ thing and be ‘normal’, but no such state exists and wellness looks different to everyone.  Dr. Kettle assists people to live in the current moment and use their values to guide them toward the life they want. Even when people know the road they want to take, they can struggle putting it into action. This is true in her life, as she continues to find her way professionally and at home with her husband and two children.

Eric Mayhew
4.6 Average rating
7 Reviews
32 Students
1 Course
Mental Health Counselor

Eric Mayhew is a mental health counselor who worked for over 15 years with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. More recently, he transitioned to being a stay at home dad. Focusing on values, communication, and self-care transformed his own perspective, developed insight, and led to a more meaningful life. As he focused on parenting his own children and dealt with many of the unique challenges parenting affords, he was humbled by the difficulties of enacting many of the principles he helped people learn over the years. Having his own children and being a committed parent has given him a deeper appreciation for how the knowledge pertaining to clinical psychology can be adapted to make parenting more effective and meaningful.  Through A Joyful Parenthood Eric hopes to support other parents on their unique path to knowledge, insight, and authenticity.