Here is the situation: You are at work and only two things have been checked off your long to do list. The phone rings and your heart ramps up when you see your child’s school number on the caller id. You almost can’t hear over your heartbeat, until the speaker says “she’s okay, but we’re having a problem.”
Perhaps, you know this scenario. You know how painful and upsetting it can be when your child causes problems and you only want peace. You know that sinking feeling, when you can’t figure out how to help them. This course is designed to help parents be what their children need to live their best life.
In the first part of How to Help Your Children Succeed, you will learn what motivates and drives your child’s behavior. We will learn how to use this information to address behavior issues with our children. Creating positive behaviors while avoiding contributing to negative ones, will also be covered. This course will also explain the difference between punishment and discipline and how to change our thinking in order to change their behavior. You will also learn the power of vision and how to use vision to direct your parenting.
We will cover several tools that have been proven to help children manage their behavior, feel responsible, and capable. Even if you familiar with these tools, you will have a chance to examine if you are efficient with them and learn about pitfalls.
As parents you have a lot to do and you may be tempted to downplay the importance of taking care of yourself. We will learn the art of self-preservation and develop a plan to care for ourselves as we care of our families.
Have you ever looked at your child and wondered why do they act that way? In this section, we will examine the source of behavior and you will be given some factors to consider when trying to figure out what your child is communicating with their behavior.
We are going to take a closer look at how thoughts, lead to feelings, which lead to behaviors and how we can learn to better understand our children through this cycle.
Many people think discipline and punishment are the same thing; however, they are very different in nature. We will look at how they are different and when to use them to assist our children.
Your child's behavior can be impacted by their surroundings. We will discuss how your family situations, school life, and how other things may be impacting your child’s behavior.
Communication is everything. In this section, we will examine the power of setting clear expectations as well as consequences for our children. We will also look at how these expectations can elevate behavior and success.
We are super busy today and so it is easy to forget the connection between our food and minds. In this section, we will reconsider the factors of food as well as sleep on child. You will have an opportunity to evaluate your child's diet and sleep routines to determine if they are having their needs met.
Does it ever seem like your children are doing a certain behavior all the time? In this section, we will learn about the benefits of tracking behavior and look at some tools to assist with determining when and why a child is behaving or reacting a certain way.
The good old time out! Sometimes it is called a recovery time or break. It’s been around for awhile for a reason. We are going to learn some effective ways to use this time proven method.
Unlike the meetings you may have to endure at work, these meetings can be fun. Family meetings can be used to keep communication open in your family as well as address concerns. In this section, we will look at the benefits and develop a plan for your own family meetings.
It is a pleasure to give things to our children that they will enjoy. In this section, we will learn how to use these privileges to shape behavior and teach our children boundaries.
Who doesn't want their child to grow up and become an adult that is responsible and can resolve their own problems? The practice for responsibility starts in childhood. Here we will discuss some guidelines to consider when letting your children handle their own problems.
Agreement between people, including children, is everything. If you have an older child, a contract can be the perfect way to work through goals and behaviors that need to be corrected. In this session, we will look at some ways to have a good understanding and contract with your child.
The majority of us are doing way too much stuff. We are constantly on the go and meeting the needs of everyone around us… except ourselves. This module will refocus you on yourself and give you an opportunity to create a plan of care.
Nichole Gause serves people by helping them obtain their goals and dreams. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified trainer with over 15 years of experience. Nichole has worked with numerous families to give them the skills they need to build successful families. She is creator of Good Life Counseling and Training.