Raising Can-Do Children
4.9 (8 ratings)
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Raising Can-Do Children

Supporting your child to a happy, successful future
4.9 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
773 students enrolled
Created by Lorraine Allman
Last updated 5/2019
English [Auto]
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 29 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Tried and tested strategies and tools to raise happy, successful, can-do children.
  • Why essential character and life skills are important, and how they have a direct link to your child’s future success and happiness.
  • Easy, fun, everyday non-screen based activities which will increase your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • How easy it is to include the Can-Do Child® approach into everyday family life – no extra time or money needed.
  • Ways to build on the positive relationship with your child and make family life more enjoyable for all.
  • No previous knowledge or specific materials are needed for this course. I will take you through the Can-Do Child® concept and give you straightforward, practical ideas to easily include into your family life straight away. There are also plenty of downloadable resources available to you as part of this course.

Suitable for parents, educators, child carers, home schoolers, student teachers, and anyone interested in child development and parenting, supporting children age 3 years upwards to develop essential life skills and characteristics through screen-free play.

Raising Can-Do Children is a fun, child-centred approach to helping children develop essential life skills and characteristics such as problem solving, resourcefulness, resilience, critical thinking, ambition, and many more. It's a tried and tested play based approach to learning which boosts the quality and enjoyableness of family life, and develops children's can-do approach to life, helping them make the most of their potential in a fast changing world.

The course is full of real-life examples of families raising can-do children, and everyday practical, non-screen based activity ideas, giving you the tools and strategies to immediately start putting into practice what you’ve learnt.

As well as recorded sessions, I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have at any point during the course, which means over time the comments and questions section will build into a great resource for you to access. After each session there will be action points for you to take away and work on. These may consist of questions to ask and explore, activities to try out with your child, and links to articles, or points of reference.

As well as the reviews from students here, I also want to connect you with comments from people who know and love the Can-Do Child® approach. These include parents, educators, pediatricians, and child psychologists.

"I have worked with young children for fifty year and have never seen so much beneficial help to parents and educators.” Jenny Briggs, International Consultant and Early Years Trainer.

“This will help you to help children become happier, more independent, enterprising and resourceful. I thoroughly recommend it for both parents and professionals”. Dr Lynne Kenney Psy.D practicing pediatric psychologist, international speaker and educator, co-author of Bloom.

“As a family, the approach and activities are very, very special. They bring us together and make us actually appreciate, respect, and understand each other when you’re trying to solve a problem or helping each other out on a path”. Caroline H, parent.

“Full of practical, interesting ideas, this is the essential toolkit to enable you to bring out the real potential in your child”. Tanith Carey, Author of Taming the Tiger Parent.

“A wonderful resource for parents who want to help their child thrive throughout childhood and into adult life”. Dr Amanda Gummer, UK’s leading expert of play and child development.

Who this course is for:
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Home schoolers
  • Child carers
  • Student teachers
  • Anyone interested in child development and parenting
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 52:52
+ Introduction
2 lectures 04:59

This introductory video gives you information about course content and structure, and who would benefit from doing it. It's also an opportunity to meet Lorraine, learn about her experience, and help you decide if the course is right for you.

Preview 02:25

This video provides more detailed information about the style of the course, what will be covered, the type of practical activities to try out (all non-screen based), and guidance on age range suitability.

Preview 02:34
+ What are the essential life skills and characteristics?
5 lectures 06:41

Introducing the 18 characteristics and life skills the course focuses on, and outlining the non-screen based play based approach to learning.

Preview 01:42

More in-depth explanation about Social Skills, with examples of how children learn these in the everyday.

Preview 01:20

More in-depth explanation about Self-Regulation, and the framework needed for children from a young age to enable them to develop this.


More in-depth explanation about Social Awareness, and how this develops in children.

Social Awareness

A Summary of everything covered in this Section, plus downloadable materials which includes the Can-Do Skills and Character checklist, and activities to try out.

Section 2: Summary
+ Section 3: Why these skills and qualities so important. What’s the evidence?
4 lectures 10:07

We look at why the skills and characteristics are so important in the context of supporting children to grow up to be 'work ready'.

Introduction and Work Readiness

Examining research and surveys showing young people's skills gaps in life skills and characteristics on a global scale.

The Global Skills Gap

We look at the changing nature of work, patterns of work, and how we can best prepare our children for the future, supporting them to be happy and successful.

Creating a better future

We look at how crucial the home learning environment is for nurturing key characteristics and skills, and the impact these have on areas such as positive mental health and life satisfaction in adulthood. Also downloadable materials include key action points, links to resources, and more activities to try out.

Positive Outcomes
+ Introducing the Can-Do Child Model
7 lectures 22:00

Introducing the Can-Do Child philosophy and approach, including the Three Es model.

Preview 02:00

The first of the Three Es - Engagement. Includes real life family examples, and key points summarised.


Enterprise is the second of the Three Es.  We look in more detail at the meaning of Enterprise, why it's so relevant to raising Can-Do children, and why it's important to allow our children to make mistakes.

Enterprise Part 1

Continuing with Enterprise, we look in more detail at letting our children take the lead, resisting the temptation to 'fix' things, and the importance of raising children who 'give back' to society.

Enterprise Part 2

A summary of this Enterprise section with key points on how to nurture enterprising skills and qualities through the everyday.

Enterprise Summary

The third E - Enjoyment. Often overlooked, but so important. We look at parenting in the 'here and now', and why it's okay for our children to be bored.


A summary about Enjoyment, and the section overall, including key points on ways to play with your child. We also look at the definition of 'success' and how the model underpins the key cognitive skills and knowledge your child will acquire at school. More activity ideas to download and try out!

Enjoyment Summary
+ The Activities
2 lectures 06:23

How this tried and tested play based approach fits within developmental milestones, and how it works for children with special needs.

Developmental Milestones and Special Needs

An opportunity to reflect on how you are modelling specific characteristics and skills to your child. Putting everything you've learnt into practice. More new activities to download and try out.

+ Bonus Content
1 lecture 02:42

What to look out for so you know the approach is working. Access bonus content which includes key phrases to help nurture your Can-Do Child, conversation starters for after-school and when out and about, plus Family Goal setting.

How you will know it's working. New courses coming soon. Bonus Content