4 Parenting Pillars To Grow Great Kids
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4 Parenting Pillars To Grow Great Kids

The Basics Every Parent Wished They Knew When They First Started Parenting
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will have fun challenging you own parenting habits and being more playful with your family
  • Understand child development from a practical standpoint
  • Remove roadblocks that hamper growth to successful adulthood
  • Master fundamentals of effective communication
  • Learn to create a nurturing home environment
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  • A computer, cell phone or tablet device that plays audio and video
  • A way to take notes and write down questions
  • Two hours minimum to devote to the ideas outside of interacting with the course materials to practice skills

If you have ever seen a child struggle to feel secure and wanted to help


wished that parent teenager conversations left both of you feeling heard, understood and respected


if you have ever felt compassion at the awkward feelings and actions of a teen at puberty,

then you might enjoy learning the Four Parenting Pillars to Grow Great Kids!

This is an educational program that takes into account all types of learners: visual learners, auditory learners and kinesthetic learners. Using video, discussion questions, audio, quizzes and application exercises, you will learn:

  • what Maria Montessori knew about child development that most parents and teachers wish they did
  • when development starts and stops
  • why acceleration phases are critical
  • who children look up to at what ages
  • how to communicate with your child and his or her friends at each age and stage
  • where to create opportunities for fun and love so that your days are more playful

If you are a parent, you may be looking for the next step in learning how to enforce rules or being both a friend and ally to your teen. This course will help you learn skills that compliment what you have already mastered.

If you are expecting your first baby, you may be wanting to keep close connection with your lover as you transition into being a good parent. This course will help you create the ideal home environment to honor both commitments.

If you are teacher who wants to connect better with students, this course will help you change thoughts and habits that may be getting in the way of you being the best teacher you can be to preschool, elementary school, high school and college students.

Maybe you are a tween, teen or young adult who wants to understand why you and your parents or teachers never seem to be on the same page. This course will help you master the steps of your own life transitions and communications so you successfully transition to being an independent adult.

Dr. Lori Barr will give you the knowledge and let you practice skills that will help you become a better friend, lover and parent.

Who knows?

It could even help you communicate better with your pet!

Who is the target audience?
  • Teens through adults who wish to have more fun in their parent child relationships
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:38

Who is Lori L. Barr, M. D. and why should you listen to her about something as private as parenting?

Preview 03:38
Pillar 1: Grasp Their Growth
5 Lectures 15:56

These are the fundamental stages of child development as described by Dr. Marie Montessori. Parents will learn how to boost their child's success and self confidence at each level.

Preview 04:33

According to Dr. Maria Montessori, ages 0 to 12 are the years of normalization. Dr. Lori Barr explains what that means to you as a savvy parent.

Preview 03:05

According to Dr. Maria Montessori, valorization occurs between 12 and 18 years of age. Dr. Lori Barr explains how that can feel to you as a parent and how to be proactive with your communication.


Dr. Lori Barr describes the most vulnerable points in child development where your actions as a parent really can support your child's growth toward independence.

Vulnerable Periods

Dr. Lori Barr offers questions for thought and discussion following your digestion of the first parenting pillar: Grasp Their Growth.

Grasp Their Growth Thought Questions

Test your knowledge on a few key points you should remember.

Section 2: Take Away Quiz
3 questions
Pillar 2: Remove Roadblocks
4 Lectures 25:23
What are Roadblock?

Now that you know how roadblocks are defined for this program, Dr. Barr lets you know who slows down from them.

Who has Roadblocks?

Dr. Barr explains how ideas enter the mind and how habits form.

Why Do People Have Roadblocks?

Here are the steps required to remove a personal roadblock.

How to Remove Roadblocks

Test your knowledge of a few important take aways about removing roadblocks.

Section 3: Take Away Quiz
5 questions
Pillar 3: Communicate Clearly
7 Lectures 22:47

Whether communication is between two people or two computers, these conditions must be met for it to be complete.

Stages of Complete Communication

Here are the five steps to communicate clearly as a human.

Five Steps to Communicate Clearly

Learn from Dr. Thomas Gordon's model of problem ownership before you decide how to communiccare.

Understand Problem Ownership

Holding the space is a great way to think about completely listening to another. What a great gift to give them!

Hold the Space

The i-message is a great way to communicate without blame.

Use I-messages

The you-message is a blameful form of communication.

Roadblocks to Communication

Recognizing a values conflict early and applying a method of no-lose conflict resolution are critical skills for a parent to master.

Recognize Conflict Early and Use No-conflict Resolution

Test your knowledge on a few key points about communicating clearly.

Section 4 Take Away Quiz
5 questions
Pillar 4: Nurture Your Nest
5 Lectures 10:23

Effective nurturing is cyclical. Here are the four steps.

Preview 01:00

Restore these important things to recharge your energy quickly.


Relax and encourage others to do the same.


These resources must be renewed to serve you as a family.


If you have lost these feelings, work to reclaim them now,


Test your knowledge on a few important take aways about nurturing your nest.

Section 5: Take Away Quiz
4 questions
Frequently Asked Questions (Audio only to protect privacy.)
0 Lectures 00:00
1 Lecture 00:40

A great big thank you to these external production resources.

Program resource credits

Test your knowledge about the information in the FAQ's.

Section 6: Take Away Quiz
3 questions
About the Instructor
Lori L. Barr, M. D.
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Author of the best-selling book, Think & Grow Well

Lori L. Barr, M. D. is the author of the best-selling book, Think & Grow Well. She is an internationally recognized pediatric radiologist and an expert in medical diagnostic imaging, stress and vibrant living. In her medical practice she helps on average 18,137 patients and their doctors each year. She served for five years as the medical director of the Dell Children's Imaging Center. She is the inventor of the patented Ease-o-Stat, a tool that helps people be more proactive about good and bad stress each day. Both the American College of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine named her as a fellow for teaching, research, clinical care and community advocacy. As a certified communications and coaching expert, Dr. Barr develops effectiveness and leadership strategies with her proteges.