Nothing in my 20 years of experience studying and working with children compares to the challenges I’ve faced as a parent. And at the same time, nothing has been so rewarding.
Parenting is hard.
We deal with challenges every single day. Sibling squabbles, picky eaters, meltdowns, and four star power struggles over which shoes to wear. And that’s all before you even get out the door in the morning.
But parenting is awesome.
It’s the nighttime snuggles and sweet, sleepy “I love yous”. It’s explaining why she can’t marry Daddy, even though he’s her favorite person in the world. It’s a shared sense of pride when they “get it” and you helped teach it. It’s seeing the world through newer, brighter, simpler eyes. And it is love — more than you ever thought possible.
I realized that as a parent, I was using the same principles, tools, and philosophies that I had learned as an early childhood educator to guide my own children in my home.
That’s when I started creating resources for parents. It made sense to me that if professionals working with children had regular training on the principles and practices of positive child guidance — information that made their work easier and more effective — parents should too.
After writing the ebook Parenting with Positive Guidance: Building Discipline from the Inside Out, I found that many people were wanting more. I spent months taking that first project, adding new information and insights and packaging it all together into a class experience that could be accessed by parents all over the world.
There’s nothing magical about this course. There are no gimmicks or short-term ploys. Just solid information and respected techniques. It’s grounded in research and best-practice that will allow you to build stronger relationships within your family while also building more internal discipline in your child. You’ll learn about philosophy, practices, and tools that you can implement in your home immediately, and you’ll see the results for years to come.
There are a lot of perspectives out there. Lots of opinions about parenting. But when we quiet the crowd and focus on what we know about the way children develop and learn, we begin to see the simple core principles that guide us as we parent with more clarity and confidence…..Quiet the crowd. Clarify your core principles. Learn to parent confidently, authentically, and positively.
Why many popular parenting tools just don’t work. (And what does!)
The keys to finding what’s behind the behavior challenges you’re facing right now.
How to be a positive parent without being a permissive parent.
A variety of parenting tools to meet the variety of behavior challenges.
How to stop being frustrated with old behaviors and start guiding new ones.
The important connection between the parent-child relationship and behavior.
Strengthening family identity and family relationships.
16 Video Sessions.
Each of the four units contains about one to one-and-a-half hours of video broken into four 20-30 minute video segments, so you can watch it all at once or sneak it in throughout the week. Along with the videos, find links, printables, and discussion forums to maximize your learning experience.
10 Essential Tools for Building Discipline.
These tools span the spectrum from “maintenance tools” that can head off challenges before they ever appear, to “repair tools” that will get you back on track when everything seems to be in meltdown mode. This are my favorite tools for facing challenges both at home and in the classroom.
Behavior Observation Guide
You can’t fix what you can’t understand. Get to the real root of the problem so that you know how to approach it more confidently. Two children can exhibit the exact same behavior for completely different reasons. That’s why blanket “if they do this, then you do that” advice doesn’t always work. Learn to see and understand behavior in a new way so that you can respond in a more effective way.
Extend your learning by reading about the topics from each session in this ebook. This is the textbook for this course and adds to the information we discuss.
Coursebook, Patience for Parents.
An exclusive ebook for this course! Includes tips and secrets for increasing your patience and keeping your sanity!
Private Facebook Group Access.
This forum is used to ask questions, share experiences, give support, and spread great resources. While I am there interacting, this is more than just a Q&A forum. It’s a community of like-minded parents sharing in the challenges, discoveries, and joys of parenthood.
*Bonus*: A Year of Positive Parenting Reminders.
Every other week, get simple reminders in your inbox, giving you extra tools, perspectives, and challenges to help you focus, gather encouragement, strengthen relationships, and hone your parenting skills.
*Bonus*: Interview with Dr. Corey Allan of Simple Marriage.
How does your relationship as a couple influence your parenting? How does your role as a parent influence your marriage? Dr. Corey Allan, PhD, MFT, shares his insights and expertise.
*Bonus*: Self-Care interview with Shawn Fink of Abundant Mama.
Shawn teaches how simple changes can give you so much more inner strength and fill your reservoirs for the work of parenting.
*Bonus*: Defining your purpose and creating a family mission statement with Erica Layne of Let Why Lead.
Tough choices become much clearer when you know your why. This is true for families as well. Quiet the crowd by knowing your own purpose.
*Bonus*: Targeted Tools.
Once you have the foundation and the tools from the course, you can use this section as a quick reference for applying those tools to common challenges. Bedtime Battles, Meltdowns and Tantrums, Getting Kids to Listen. This is an amazing resource to add to your parenting toolbox.
*Bonus*: Team Pass.
Get access for one additional adult for free. You and I both know you’ll learn more with a partner to talk with, compare observations with, and share accountability for your goals. So partner up. Could be your spouse, your nanny, your best friend. Whoever you consider to be your parenting partner, you want them with you here. This is a 2 for 1 bonus!
Instant Lifetime Access.
Upon registration, you’ll have access to all course materials in minutes! And your registration gives you access for the life of the course. As long as it’s available online, you’ll have access. Return to review, get inspired, or check out new material as it’s added.
“A blessing to our home and to my journey to parent differently and more presently.”
“Using the tools taught in the class has made such a big difference in our daily lives. Just before the class we were struggling with bedtime battles that often went on throughout the night, keeping me and/or my husband from getting a decent night’s sleep. This went on for weeks and then I began using some of the different tools learned through your class….Within a week or so we were all getting a good night’s sleep again!”
“This course was awesome and life-changing!”
“Not only did it change the way I view children’s “undesirable” behavior, but it also taught me practical strategies that I can apply both at home and in the classroom.”
“It felt too easy. It really wasn’t; it just works.”
“We really learned a lot and I’m sure we’ll be using your tips for a number of years. THANK YOU!!!”
“We feel we are already better parents for having gone through the course together….It has been an invaluable tool in helping change our parenting paradigm and putting that desired change into practice.”
“PPG is hands-down my favorite Parenting resource because of her whole-child, intentional and playful approach that focuses on developing strong mental health in children and families as their relationships evolve.”
Amanda Morgan, MS
As a writer, teacher, trainer, and speaker, I am passionate about intentional whole child development. I’ve taught groups ranging from preschoolers to university students, parents, and education professionals. My background in education and human development and my experiences in classrooms and conference halls have taught me a lot, and I continue to learn every single day as a mom to four awesome, rowdy boys. I can’t wait to share the best practices and approaches used by education and childcare professionals that can also make a big difference for you in your own home. I hope you’ll join me!
Will I need to be online at a certain time?
No. Each section of the course is ready for viewing at your convenience!
How does this work?
Once you make your purchase, you will receive instructions and access codes for the class. You can access the course resources immediately. Pacing is up to you. You can sign up to receive reminders each week to keep you on a one-month course plan, or squeeze each video in whenever you have a pocket of time. While it’s recommended that you follow the course outline in order, you have lifetime access to the materials, allowing you to come back and refresh on any lesson or topic discussed.
What if I’m not satisfied?
If you’re not satisfied with what you receive in this course, just contact us within 14 days of your purchase. Your full payment will be promptly refunded.
Let’s Get Started!
Note: Residents of the state of Washington are required to pay sales tax on this purchase. Because this is calculated based on where you are located, this must be done manually. If this applies to you, please email your zip code to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “sales tax” following your purchase for a resolution.
$197 (total for 2-person TEAM)
Prefer installments? Click here to access our installment option at $57/month over 4 months.
Amanda Morgan is not a clinical therapist and this course, while it will add to the tools and knowledge of parents, should not take the place of any necessary clinical therapy for individuals or families.
Parenting with Positive Guidance