If you searched for "Parenting classes near me" you are in luck. Would taking parenting classes in the comfort of your home feel near enough for you? As you probably already know, there are a plethora of challenges that come with parenting, and online parenting classes can help. For the best outcomes, it is recommended to take parenting classes along with individual coaching. This will create a more personalized and effective experience.
As you journey through parenting, you can learn a lot about yourself. If parents are open-minded and willing to embrace challenges and change, parenting can be a wonderful growing and self-healing experience. It is important to remember that parenting is a life changing experience and it can be stressful, as any new situation and learning process might be. It is important to seek help during this time. Along with the help, there are also many general benefits to taking parenting classes. We'll talk about three below.
1. Gain confidence in your parenting skills
Children don't come with manuals nor do we get a formal education on parenting unless we have chosen to study child development. The right parenting classes can help you learn many of the foundational skills necessary to develop healthy parenting behaviors. When you implement the knowledge you've learned from parenting classes you will become more confident, in turn becoming more effective in your parenting role. In addition, children always respond more positively when they have a confident leader as their parent, which creates more peace and cooperation in the home.
2. Learn the best philosophies on parenting
Research in the field of child development has shown that one specific style of parenting is the most effective with the best long term outcomes for children. This is the authoritative parenting style, which is the style that we teach along with the Respectful Parenting approach. When you learn this style of parenting you can be confident that you are setting your child up for success.
3. Build a better future for your child
Children who are raised by authoritative parents are more likely to become independent, self-reliant, academically successful, well-behaved, and socially accepted. In addition, they are less likely to report depression and anxiety, and less likely to engage in antisocial behavior like delinquency and drug use. Isn't is amazing how much parenting style can affect a child's future!
If your search for "parenting classes near me" did not result in you finding a parenting class that suits you, we would be happy to discuss the options for parenting classes that we offer. Whether you are court mandated, or just feel that you can brush-up on your parenting skills, we can accommodate your requests for engaging in parenting classes. You can contact us here. To check out our option for online parenting classes click here.
"When We Are Scared" by Chandra Ghosh Ippen is an informative video about stress and trauma. The animals from the book "Once I Was Very Very Scared" are there to share their story and help others learn about stress and trauma. Through story and metaphor this video shares common reactions to stress and begins to talk about ways we can support healing and recovery.
Niki Gratrix has so eloquently written about an aspect of ACEs that is often overlooked. At Healthy Parenting Resources, attachment and developmental trauma is the first thing we explore and address with families, as we understand that the attachment relationship is the absolute most important aspect and influencer of a child's development. Below is a link to Niki's article, which includes a phenomenal video about trauma, the brain, and relationships, from the Post Institute.
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Fear vs Anger
Another illustration from Bryan Post’s From Fear to Love: Parenting Difficult Adopted, Foster and Diagnosed Children to keep in mind. Understanding that anger is an expression of fear is a key to understanding your child’s behaviors. When we can receive their anger as a gift, we can begin the unwrapping process. But why is this so difficult? And how can we go about unwrapping such an unwanted gift?
I just finished reading the email from firstname.lastname@example.org below, and wanted to share it here on my website because of the wisdom it contained. Hope you find it helpful!
What kind of a role model am I? What kind are you? When adults get stressed out, they tend to act like adolescents because “When we stress, we regress.” Our amygdala is hijacked, our higher functioning frontal cortex is shut down and we are no longer running the show. The same of course for our children. Think about this the next time you are tempted to say to them, “What were you thinking!?!?” The answer is simple - Not.