Improve Your Parenting Skills
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Improve Your Parenting Skills

Strengthen your relationship with your child, while creating the family dynamic you desire
4.6 (10 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.
439 students enrolled
Created by Alexandria Cooper
Last updated 6/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Parent more effectively.
  • Parent from a position of strength and knowledge.
  • Develop and strengthen the bond between parent and child.
  • Have confidence in your ability to establish expectations, limits and consequences.
  • Know the 'red flags' that could signal concerns about a child's nutrition, sleep, or mental health.
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Requirements
  • Students will need to have the courage to change and the willingness to try new things.
  • Students may want a pen and paper for note-taking.
Description

Have you ever wanted to become a better parent, feel like you know what you're doing when you're parenting, or improve your quality of life? You can do all those things! 

This course teaches you how to develop the necessary framework to your parenting. Instead of reactive parenting (which doesn't often find us at our best), you will be provided a way to become more thoughtful about your parenting. Information is presented to you, and then worksheets are provided to help solidify some of the lessons and make them personal to your family. The middle of the course is best taken one lecture at a time, with a few days in between; the entire course completed this way would be 3-4 weeks long.

The strength and happiness of the relationships you have with the people closest to you have a direct impact on your quality of life. You only get one chance to parent the kid you have today. You will never regret strengthening the relationship you have with your child. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Any parent, guardian or caregiver who isn't satisfied with the status quo of their parenting.
  • Parents, guardians and caregivers who are currently struggling to manage a child's behavior.
  • This is designed for 'typical' behavior problems for children between the approximate ages of 2-12.
  • This course may not offer the depth needed to help children with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
02:11:19
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Introduction to Course
2 Lectures 11:01

You will learn about what this course is, and is not. The outline of the course is discussed.

Preview 07:34

Meet Alexandria, learn about her background and why she built this course.

Preview 03:27
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Connection
3 Lectures 50:54

Learn what attachment theory is, and how it applies to the relationship you have with your child.

Attachment theory
16:30

Learn what the love languages are, and start to determine which one(s) your child may speak, in order to best connect with them.

Your Child's Love Languages
14:43

Learn about and develop activities which are specifically aimed toward your child to help strengthen your bond, and help deepen the love between you.

Activities to Promote Attachment Between You and Your Child
19:41
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Expectations
3 Lectures 26:45

Develop your family's values, and use them to establish clear expectations for your child. It's like creating the business mission statement for your family and the job description for your kid!

Expectations and Values
06:55

We will work on creating limits that make sense for your family and child. Limits are like rules, and they create a safe space for the child to be able to operate within.

Setting Limits
05:29

We will cover the psychological definitions of punishment and reinforcement. By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a list of consequences they will be able to use to help manage their child's behavior.

Consequences
14:21
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Consistency
2 Lectures 22:16

Learn why consistency is so important to your parenting, and how different types of consistency may impact your child's behavior.

The Case for Consistency
09:51

Create a plan to be the strongest parent/caregiver/guardian you can be so you can implement change.

Help for the Brave
12:25
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Wrap-Up
2 Lectures 20:23

We will cover common scenarios, how long this process will take, basic trouble-shooting, and when to seek in-person professional help.

"I've Tried Everything, But Nothing Works"
16:09

This lecture gives a brief overview of the skill-sets you have developed in this course.

Review
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About the Instructor
Alexandria Cooper
4.6 Average rating
10 Reviews
439 Students
1 Course
Marriage & Family Therapist

I am a mental health professional, who is deeply passionate about the relationships that make up our lives. I believe that these relationships- like marriages, friendships, and relationships with our children, siblings and own parents- ultimately determine our quality of life. And I want your life to be better tomorrow than it is today. 

I have experience working with people and families from many different walks of life. I have worked with at-risk youth, and adoptive families, as well as people who are trying to overcome major physical health issues. My experience has led me to hold even more firmly to the old adage of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

I hold a B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies, and an M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy. I am a wife and mother of 2, and am an eternal optimist who is always trying to find the silver-lining.