August 2021: For parents of 5 to 12 year olds
Weekly live Class Discussions and the comment board will focus on issues related to parents of children in elementary and middle school.
Learn how the fundamental parenting concepts covered in this course relate to the developmental stages throughout this period of a child's life.
"Everything about this class was extremely helpful and useful. The discussion group is a wonderful way to get great feedback from other parents and the instructors. I really enjoy the live sessions which allowed more back and forth discussion. This class gave me so many more useful techniques to help my children grow and develop while maintaining respectful discipline strategies. I have the handouts all over my kitchen and bathroom!"
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Parents, do you believe your kids won’t act the way you want them to unless you use punishments to force them into some sort of obedience… or do the opposite by promising rewards for good behavior?
Are you searching for new ideas to end the cycle of arguing, negotiating, punishing and dangling carrots?
PEP's Redefining Discipline: A No Gimmicks Guide to Raising Responsible, Respectful Kids will help you find new harmony, cooperation and connection in your family.
This 30-day class teaches a different perspective on problematic situations and behavior. It's a time-tested, proven approach that builds relationships with more joy and less friction… and leads to a lot of personal growth for your child.
Discover a new coaching role with your children and help guide them on a path to self-discipline.
Redefining Discipline builds on the principles and strategies covered by the Encouragement: Building Your Child's Confidence from the Inside Out online class. It is designed for parents of preschoolers through teens.
Saturday, August 7 through Friday, September 3, 2021
How the Class Works
- Each Saturday, the week's content is released: video lesson(s), Try This At Home exercises and handouts to watch and read at your convenience.
- Live weekly online Class Discussion with the class instructor take place on Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm ET beginning August 12.
- Comments sections on each video page is moderated by the class instructor -- post your questions and connect with other parents.
- Class videos, handouts and materials available to you for one year to review and revisit as needed.
This Course Includes
6 Instructional Video Lessons (7-14 minutes each) and packed with practical tips and advice to use right away. Video lessons include role plays so that you can see real life examples of what to say and do, and what NOT to say and do!
- Week 1: Why Punishment & Rewards Don't Work / Natural Consequences
- Week 2: An Introduction to Logical Consequences
- Week 3: How Do You Use Logical Consequences "In the Moment" (including the game-changing art of Problem Solving)
- Week 4: Three Common Pitfalls and Three Parenting Tips for Success
Weekly "Try This At Home" Exercises so that you can put each lesson into immediate practice with your family.
Topical PEP Parenting Articles so that you can dig deeper into the topics.
Handy printouts with examples and language that you can use with your children, and which you can post nearby to keep you on track.
4 Live, online Class Discussions with your PEP class instructor who will answer your questions (you can post them in advance).
Comments sections where you will receive Tips of the Week and get your questions answered.
How Much Time Will This Take?
That depends on you. Reviewing the instructional videos and handouts will take about one hour a week. The Try This At Home exercises are designed to fit into and improve your every day life. The Class Discussion is one hour per week, which you can join live to ask a question or post it in the Comments section.
We know that making changes to your parenting strategies takes a lot of time and effort. That's why we built in the online Class Discussions and Comments sections so you can ask questions. As with any new habit, the more you participate, the more you benefit.
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 full refund.
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 to show for taking this parenting course, one is automatically generated when you complete the course.
Have More Questions?
Email The PEP Team at [email protected]
Patti Cancellier is a certified Parent Educator and the former Education Director for the Parent Encouragement Program, a 38 year old parenting education nonprofit in the Washington, DC area. She has been teaching parenting classes for PEP for over 20 years and has been giving talks in the community at schools, community centers and workplaces for 18 years. She has a Masters degree in health education, but her most important credential for teaching parenting is that she has raised a daughter and a son to adulthood.
StartVideo 1A: Why Punishment & Rewards Don't Work (11:19)
StartVideo 1B: Natural Consequences (8:44)
StartLesson Recap: Videos 1A & 1B
StartTry This At Home Exercise: Punishment v. Rewards
StartTry This At Home Exercise: Natural Consequences
StartArticle: Why Kids Hate to Brush Their Teeth
StartTip of the Week
StartAnswer These Questions and Post Your Own