Online Parent Class Course Content

Chapter 1

  1. Parenting: Who needs it?
  2. Introduction – Author
  3. Purpose and Benefit of Course
  4. Course Orientation
  5. Receiving Course Credit
  6. Course Evaluation Procedures

Chapter 2

  1. Anger, Parenting, and Feelings
  2. Taking Responsibility
  3. The Cost of Poor Parenting
  4. Protecting and enhance the child's emotional development
  5. Past History of Parenting
  6. Understanding the Legal process in Divorce
  7. Understanding the Judicial process

Chapter 3

  1. Dealing With Stress
  2. Stress and Physical Health
  3. Stress and Mental Health
  4. What IS Stress?
  5. External vs Internal Stress
  6. How Stress May Be Positive
  7. Stress vs. Stressed-Out
  8. The Stress Response
  9. Manage Stress: Step 1 – Stress Alert
  10. Manage Stress: Step 2 – Life Changes
  11. Manage Stress: Step 3 – Mind View
  12. Manage Stress: Step 4 – Stress Guard

Chapter 4

  1. Role Modeling For Our Children
  2. Emotions and Our Life
  3. Why Empathy Is Important
  4. Lack Of Empathy
  5. Why Social Awareness Is Important
  6. Increasing Your Empathy
  7. Empathic Listening
  8. Communication
  9. Acceptance

Chapter 5

  1. Boundaries and Good Parenting I
  2. Boundaries and Good Parenting II
  3. Tips for Setting Boundaries

Chapter 6

  1. Rewards/Consequences for Children
  2. Rewards/Consequences for Children II
  3. Rewards/Consequence Tips
  4. What is Child Abuse?
  5. Common perpetrator attitudes and conduct involving domestic violence

Chapter 7

  1. Communication and Parenting
  2. Assertive Communication for Parents
  3. Harmful Pattern #1 – Avoidance
  4. Harmful Pattern #2 – Criticism
  5. Harmful Pattern #3 – Passive-Aggressive
  6. Harmful Pattern #4 – Aggression
  7. Harmful Pattern #5 – Defensiveness
  8. Harmful Pattern #6 – Contempt
  9. Send Clear Messages
  10. Learn How To Listen
  11. Complain with "Magical Formula"
  12. Acknowledge Your Part in Conflicts
  13. Conflict Resolution Approaches
  14. Useful Things To Say
  15. Give and Take Praise
  16. Express Feelings Openly

Chapter 8

  1. Parenting Styles
  2. Parenting Styles II
  3. Parenting Styles III

Chapter 9

  1. Co-Parenting Teamwork/Planning
  2. Co-Parenting Teamwork/Planning I
  3. Co-Parenting Teamwork/Planning III
  4. Skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 10

  1. Step Family Problems and Concerns
  2. Education on Marriage / Divorce Counseling
  3. Children and Divorce
  4. Types of Blended/Step Families
  5. Step Family Life Cycle
  6. Step Family Life Cycle II

Chapter 11

  1. Common Parenting Mistakes
  2. Final Examination