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BREAKTHROUGH PARENTING CLASSES
The following are the key parts of the Breakthrough Parenting curriculum:
1. Three Approaches to Raising Children — understand how the traditional authoritarian and permissive parenting approaches work, and a more evolved approach, based on recent psychological research, that leads to superior child development and less stress for the parents.
2. Making the Shift — how to raise children to become inner-directed,prevent the victim syndrome, teach children to take age-appropriate responsibility, reduce polarized thinking, use positive thinking in a way that works, learn how to influence children, how to set personal boundaries, understanding the cycle of change.
3. Understanding the Source of Behavior — understand what creates different behaviors and their underlying thoughts, feelings, and needs.
4. Teaching Responsibility — truly understand what responsibility is,teach children with the R=TLC method, learn six steps towards for solving any family problem to ensure the problem stays solved, and how to set up effective study habits
5. Helping Children Build Healthy Self-Esteem — understanddestructive and constructive labels, use the CTBG method, understandhow mistakes can be very valuable
6. Communicating Effectively — avoid getting outsmarted by the kids, handle disciplinary situations with far less stress, use the receptive listening formula to get children to communicate with their parents,build trust with teenagers, avoid the "accusatory you," help children communicate better with their teachers.
7. Practicing Role Playing — help children and parents remove mental blocks when facing each other in difficult situations, even whenseemingly "impossibly stuck."
8. Influencing Children Positively — understand how children learn, use all four effective leadership styles for parents, teach children the self-discipline skills they need for school work.
9. Problems with Punishment — understand the practical outcome of verbal and physical punishment, the differences between discipline and punishment.
10. Discipline with Love — learn how to make agreements clear to children, how to address the behavior rather than the person, usenatural consequences for self-discipline that can last a lifetime, learnhow to plan ahead in family activities to prevent predictable problems, stopping temper tantrums at any age.
11. How Children Think — understand the role of play as an important part of children's learning, develop a child's multi-faceted mind based on his or her individual strengths.
12 . Learning to Love — how to support emotional development effectively from birth to full adulthood.
13. Reducing Stress in the Family — how to truly accept children as the unique individuals they are, understand the often hidden needs of every human.
14. Resolving Family Conflicts — how to identify conflicts, choose among four powerful and effective conflict resolution strategies, buildcloseness amidst chaos.
15. Talking about Sensitive Subjects — prepare children for the adult world, understand how teenagers think, communicate life-threatening issues for teens.
16 . Living a Self-Actualized Life — set family goals that helps everyone evolve, teach children how to live a conscious life with less conflict and more enjoyment, understand the specific consequences of life-altering choices.