Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which ages of children do the classes target?
A: Parenting in the Twenty-First Century is designed for parents of children ages 3-18. That seems like a broad age range, but the principles of Positive Discipline apply to the entire range. Think about it…a temper tantrum is a temper tantrum. A temper tantrum from a 3 year- old may look different from that of a 14-year-old – but they are both trying to tell you something. We will provide you with the tools to address temper tantrums at any age. To make it age appropriate, we apply the principles from Our Tool Box differently depending on the age of the children. You will learn how to apply the tools for children of all ages.
Q: Is this course appropriate for children with learning differences and/or special needs?
A: Yes, absolutely! The Toolbox solutions in the Parenting in the Twenty-First Century help parents foster capability, independence and responsibility in their children. Children with learning differences or other special needs will benefit from the tools. Some families who have children with various special needs use our program in conjunction with other therapies. If you try the techniques in the Toolbox and your child(ren) are not responding, this can be a potential indicator that additional assistance is warranted. It is advised that parents then consult with their pediatrician or a behavioral health professional for further assessment or guidance.
Q: Will I see results if just one parent goes through the material?
A: Yes, you will see results if only one parent goes through the workshop. However, you will experience more immediate and longer lasting improvement if both parents go through the workshop because you will be working from the same page on discipline and training issues. Learning together also minimizes the opportunity for children to play one parent against the other, as they are so skilled at doing!
Q: Is it really worth the money?
A: Yes, absolutely! Can you put a price on a more harmonious relationship with your children? Can you put a price on ending temper tantrums, whining, sibling fighting and back talk? Can you put a price on getting kids to listen without you constantly reminding and yelling? What is it worth to have fun with your kids, less stress in your marriage and better-quality time with the entire family? This workshop is definitely worth the investment of money and time.
As parents, we spend so much money on enrichment programs for our children – sports camps, dance lessons, music lessons, and many more. When do we ever invest the small amount of time and money required to be the best parent that we can be? PARENTING, is the most important job we will ever have.
Q: How long does parenting classes take?
A: A Premium 4 Week Parenting Workshop is often recommended. These workshops take a minimum of 4 weeks to complete and all workshop material.
Q: Do both parents have to take parenting classes?
A: Mandatory for all parents with child custody issues before the court are ordered to attend the Children’s classes. California sometimes requires parents to attend a parenting education class before the judge decides a divorce. … All divorcing parents with children under the age of 18 must take a parent education workshop.
Q: What is a co-parenting workshop?
A: Co-Parenting Workshop creates an opportunity for parents and family members to shift their attention from the personal aspects of divorce to the needs of their children. … This workshop is suited for all parents, grandparents, or others that directly or indirectly influence decisions about children.