This course will teach you how to overcome the chaotic morning routine that many parents experience with pre-school and school age children. You will learn ways to engage your children so that everyone leaves the house feeling happy and connected.
Learn the skills needed to accomplish all you need to do during busy mornings while still maintaining a joyful connection with your child!
Develop a Superparent perspective that helps you overcome developmental obstacles that look like non-compliance in your children when you are pressured for time!
Mornings can be challenging times for busy parents who are attempting to get everyone ready and out the door in a timely fashion. Happily, there are amazing brain research outcomes that provide clues about how to be true superparents. Not just getting great outcomes in our children (skill development), but also fantastic in-comes—a sense of connection, belonging, calm and resiliency. A manageable place to start being a super-parent is during the morning routine. Learn to avoid the crazy and chaotic, so that you and your children don't leave the house irritated, angry and disconnected from each other.
Mornings in our modern, Western world tend to be harried. If you are working set of parents, a single working parent, or a parent who may not have a paid job but still need kids out the door in a timely manner, you understand the challenge!
The most basic need for children is nurture. Nurture is rooted in attachment, belonging, love, connection and affection. I noticed in my own life that when I was more focused on tasks (like getting myself ready for work and my kids set for school), the concept of nurture escaped my reality. However, when I incorporated concepts from brain science into our morning routine we were able to accomplish more faster, without the behavioral challenges and relational disruption.
Once I experienced the amazing in-come of intentional nurture with my children, I became a true believer and practitioner of a new way of superparenting. I started digging into the literature on brain development in children. I uncovered how nurturing relationship has an unparalleled positive impact on regulating the nervous system and bringing harmony, compliance and deep abiding connection. This resulted in joy, peace and contentment—a great way to send my kids off to school.
As a licensed helping professional I began teaching these concepts to teachers, counselors, social workers and other helpers. Those who used these concepts found an exciting new path for addressing common adult-child challenges that look like non-compliance. By re-framing acting-out behaviors from a brain science perspective, interventions changed and so did relationships.
In this course you will learn what brain science teaches us about strategies that address common childhood behavior. Up-to-date literature will be discussed in order to root this course in solid practice. Rather than seeing everything from an old-school behaviorist lens that often disrupts relationships, you will learn to use strategies that build attachment, help you reach your goal of getting out the door on time and feel good about your relationship with your child.
This course will include video lecture format, PDF handouts, information slides and quizzes in order to relay and cement concpepts about attachment, attunement, and positive parent-child connection. You will learn how to build a manageable morning routine that results in everyone feeling good about their relationship while still accomplishing required tasks before leaving for the day. While these strategies are taught with the morning routine in mind, they can be used throughout the parent-child relationship and throughout the day.
Students will understand the relevance and importance of attachment in the parent-chiild relationship. Students will be able to explain the reason attachment is a basic, primary need.
Attunement is a powerful strategy for staying meaningfully connected to your children. However, it's not as easy as it appears. This lecture will overview the theory on attunement and then make it practical for students.
Intunement is a set of skills parents use to keep healthily connected to their children. This lecture will describe and delineate the skills and how to use them during your morning routine.
Students will understand the relevance of attachment and attunement through a real life example.
Students will relate emotionally to a humorous and pointed story about how typical mornings occur for many busy households. Students will hear through narrative the impact on children when a morning routine is hurried and disconnected.
Students will learn specifics about the importance of a positive morning routine that benefits children and parents. The focus of this lecture will be on incorporating connection; a later lecture will focus on teaching morning routine elements that students can replicate in their own homes.
A poignant story about a child who was desperately seeking connection from her parents; and what happened when she didn't recieve it.
Children's brains are under development. Sometimes parents forget the developmental trajectory of children and talk to them as though they are "little adults". This lecture will describe the "right brain" in order for parents to intervene in more effective ways with their children.
Adults brains tend to function differently from children's brains. Adults are able to be more logical and linear. Often there is a disconnect between how parents think and how children think and respond. This lecture will teach students about the left brain and how to gain compliance with their children more effectively.
A story about how adults attempted to use their left brain logic to dislodge a child's "stuck" right-brain focus.
A story about an adolescent who grew up with poor attachment. How attunement and connection shifted his ability to be more successful in his life despite a difficult childhood.
This lecture will recap the foundation that's been built in the preceding lectures. This foundation is necessary to build a meaningful and successful morning routine.
This lecture will overview some steps that typically occur during a child's morning routine. This lecture will provide practical tips about how to make wake-up, breakfast and tasks a successful part of the morning routine.
Students will learn strategies to maximize morning attunement time so children leave the house feeling connected and emotionally settled.
Students will learn strategies for assisting with some of the expected challenges that arrive when electronic devices are used by children in the morning.
This lecture with emphasize how kindness is a critical connection strategy that benefits parent-child relationships. Students will be able to incorporate kindness skills into their morning routine.
This lecture will discuss how responsiveness is a necessary connection strategy that benefits parent-child relationships. Students will be able to incorporate responsiveness skills into their morning routine.
This lecture will emphasize how fun is a necessary connection strategy that benefits parent-child relationships and brings joy into your home. Students will be able to incorporate a fun atmosphere into their morning routine that is beneficial and not disruptive.
Time pressures are a part of everyone's life. However, using mindfulness and intention, time-pressures are less likely to sabotage your morning routine. This lecture will provide guidance on how to manage expected time pressures during your morning routine.
Humans have a tendency to depend on habitual ways of dealing with matters, including children. This lecture will help students identify habits and patterns that can get in the way of dealing successfully with their children.
Students will be able to describe the spectrum of the course following a viewing of the summary.
A simple refrigerator reminder and chart.
Coralee is the proud mother of two boys who have taught her enormously well about building a successful morning routine.
Coralee studied psychology and education, obtaining an BA, BED and MED in educational psychology and special education. She has worked in numerous areas including mental health, education, justice and social services. Coralee is a licensed helping professional who currently supervises school counsellors in a large school division in Canada.
Coralee is passionate about helping parents and professional learn skills to build deep connection with children in order to enhance healthy attachments and age-appropriate compliance.