Parents within Los Angeles County are welcomed to attend, including those who may be court ordered. Each participant in my class receives a workbook, a letter of progress, and a completion letter after he or she successfully completes all 10 classes and the required course workbook.
Three Approaches to Parenting & Making the Shift
Understanding the Source of Behavior & Teaching Responsibility
Helping Children Build a Healthy Self-Esteem
Influencing Your Children Positively & Problems with Punishment
Discipline with Love
How Children Think & Learning to Love
Reducing Stress in Your Family & Resolving Family Conflicts
Talking about Sensitive Subjects
Living a Self-Actualized Life
I love teaching and I have no doubt in my mind and heart that these classes help to strengthen and deepen relationships between parents and their children. When someone tells me, “After attending Breakthrough Parenting, I have become a better mother, a better sister and a better daughter” my heart gets filled with joy and and it confirms that taking a parenting class makes a difference.
My Intention is to...
Most parents do their best with what they know, and with this course along with Positive Discipline tools, parents have the opportunity to gain additional skills that will create closeness with the people that they love the most; they're children.
My intention is to…
Assist parents in guiding their children into becoming responsible, self-sufficient, independent, and loving adults
Increase better communication and understanding within the family
Increase confidence in both the parent and the child
Expand on the parent’s self-awareness in order to make conscious choices
Assist parents in identifying their family values
Clarify between discipline and punishment
Teach effective discipline skills
Decrease childhood trauma
Promote modern views on parenting, which includes, personal and societal responsibility
About Breakthrough Parenting
The Breakthrough Parenting program was developed with Dr. Jayne A. Major (Ph.D. UCLA) based on her 25 years of real-life experience with helping more than 15,000 families. More than 20,000 hours of development was used to create this incredibly comprehensive program in order to “help parents understand how children think, how they function at different ages, and how to get effective discipline through teaching what to do, as opposed to what not to do. All of this with no manipulation and no violence.” Please visit Breakthrough Parenting for more information.
Key Parts of the Curriculum
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.
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.
Understanding the Source of Behavior - understand what creates different behaviors and their underlying thoughts, feelings, and needs.
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
Helping Children Build Healthy Self-Esteem -understand destructive and constructive labels, use the CTBG method, understand how mistakes can be very valuable
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.
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.
Problems with Punishment - understand the practical outcome of verbal and physical punishment, the differences between discipline and punishment.
Discipline with Love - learn how to make agreements clear to children, how to address the behavior rather than the person, use natural consequences for self-discipline that can last a lifetime, learn how to plan ahead in family activities to prevent predictable problems, stopping temper tantrums at any age.
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.
Learning to Love - how to support emotional development effectively from birth to full adulthood.
Reducing Stress in the Family - how to truly accept children as the unique individuals they are, understand the often hidden needs of every human.
Resolving Family Conflicts - how to identify conflicts, choose among four powerful and effective conflict resolution strategies, build closeness amidst chaos.
Talking about Sensitive Subjects - prepare children for the adult world, understand how teenagers think, communicate life-threatening issues for teens.
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.