Sidestepping the Power Struggle: Eight Week Course


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This course turns things around for parents very quickly.  Many parents struggle to understand their kid’s behaviour and try to find ways to change it which is one of the reasons behaviour gets worse!  When parents develop an understanding of who they are parenting (and every child is different), they become much more effective with their approaches.

Sidestepping also challenges people to abandon outdated, primitive methods of parenting.  Waiting until you are angry and unable to think clearly to address important issues in any relationship is ineffective.  Instead, in this course, you will develop a creative, intelligent approach that will not only promote cooperation (rather than fearful obedience) but  make you feel good… and that….matters because guilty parenting does not support healthy boundaries.  Could it be that parents feeling calm and confident creates the fertile soil that allows for growth?  

When you take this course you quickly figure out how you might be preventing your child from becoming responsible, resilient and caring.  You will be given tools and insights that  you can refer to regardless of your child’s age.  These concepts are not for any specific age group because they represent the rules of the social order that apply to everyone.

One more thing.  If you and your partner can’t agree on parenting then you should both take this course.  Get in the same chapter!  If you are reluctant to do this and don’t think a course is for you then do something!  Parents not agreeing or undermining each other (whether together or not) is damaging to kids.  If childminding is a problem then alternate weeks.  The courses have extensive written weekly materials that can be read by the absent parent.  One parent teaching the other parenting skills doesn’t work!

Eight week evening classes include LIFE Leaders who assist you to apply the material to your life.

Returning parents can attend free of charge at the Wednesday night venue.  Contact LIFE Seminars to secure your seat.  You must show us proof that you took the course previously either an old email or receipt with your name on it.

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