What Your Child's Behavior Means - November 2022

And How to Respond Effectively

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Class Description

Do you ever just say to yourself, Why is my kid acting this way?!

We love our children so much, but sometimes their behavior leaves us annoyed, frustrated, angry, or worried.

Maybe your child argues with you a lot and seems disrespectful of your parenting decisions, appears endlessly in need of your and/or others' attention, is hurtful to you and/or your partner, or seems to have given up -- on making friends, on school, or on life in general.

While we recognize that this behavior is challenging, we parents often don’t know how to make sense of it or make it better.

In this class, you'll learn to better understand your child, including the biological temperament that makes them who they are, as well as the "bump in the road" behaviors that can throw all of us parents for a loop.

Then, you'll learn to decode challenging behaviors and respond with proven strategies to improve well-worn parent-child interactions that lead to less conflict, more cooperation, and a better relationship with your child.

** NOTE ** This class builds on the concepts taught in Encouragement: Building Your Child's Confidence From the Inside Out. Please take that course first (also offered monthly) before enrolling in this class.

Class Dates

Saturday, October 29 to Friday, December 2, 2022

How the Class Works

  • Each week, you'll receive a new Video Lesson to watch at your convenience on any device!
  • Practice putting new insight and strategies to work through exercises, quizzes, and reflective questions.
  • Post your questions for ongoing ideas and support from the instructor.
  • Live, weekly class discussions with the instructor from 8:30 - 9:30 pm ET on Thursdays from November 3 through December 2 (no session on Thanksgiving).
  • Class videos, handouts and materials are available to you for one year to review and revisit as needed!

The Class Includes

Instructional Video Lessons packed with practical tips and advice to use right away. Video lessons include role plays that demonstrate real life examples of what to say and do, and what NOT to say and do! See class outline below.

"Try This At Home" Exercises and "Be a Behavior Detective" Quizzes to put each lesson into immediate practice with your family.

Handy printouts with examples and step-by-step guides to keep you on track.

Weekly Live, online Class Discussions with your PEP class instructor who will answer your questions (you can post them in advance).

A Comment Board where you will receive Weekly Tips and get your questions answered.

How Much Time Will This Take?

That depends on you. Learning these new parenting skills is like learning a new language; it takes practice, time and effort.

To gain the full benefit from this class, be prepared to:

  • Spend a few hours per week watching videos, trying the exercises and new skills, and participating in group discussions.
  • Ask questions to get guidance from PEP instructors and learn from fellow parents.
  • Reflect on your parenting habits as you wrestle with finding new ways to address challenging behaviors.

As with any new skill, the more you participate, the more you benefit.

Who Is This Class For?

The core concepts taught in this class are applicable to parents of children from preschoolers to teens -- in fact, the concepts apply to all relationships!

NOTE: If you need a certificate of completion for taking this parenting course, it will be issued automatically once you complete all sections.

What if I'm Unhappy With This Class?

If you're unhappy with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we'll give you a refund.

Have More Questions?

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"The quality of the teaching and the online/live discussions were essential to how much I engaged with the class. I was inspired to practice the concepts the more others did. I valued how honest the folks were."

"Fantastic -- I have been telling all my friends about this course!"

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Your Instructor


Dana Spencer
Dana Spencer

Dana Spencer is a Certified Parent Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program. She is the parent of three boys, a young adult and two teenagers. Dana is a big believer in the value of integrating PEP principles into daily family life as early as possible. As such, many of her efforts at PEP have been focused toward the parents of toddlers, preschoolers and early primary, but as a parent who has now experienced every stage of PEP, preschool through young adult, she enjoys working with parents of kids of all ages. She has a BA in Communication and a Masters in Business Administration. Her favorite part of life remains raising these three amazing boys.


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