Sidestepping also challenges people to abandon outdated, methods of parenting. Waiting until you are angry and unable to think clearly to address important issues in any relationship is ineffective. Instead, in this course, you will develop a creative, intelligent approach that will not only promote cooperation (rather than fearful obedience) but make you feel good… and that….matters because guilty parenting does not support healthy boundaries. Could it be that parents feeling calm and confident creates the fertile soil that allows for growth?
When you take this course you quickly figure out how you might be preventing your child from becoming responsible, resilient and caring. You will be given tools and insights that you can refer to regardless of your child’s age. These concepts are not for any specific age group because they represent the rules of the social order that apply to everyone.
One more thing. If you and your partner can’t agree on parenting then you should both take this course. Get in the same chapter! If you are reluctant to do this and don’t think a course is for you then do something! Parents not agreeing or undermining each other (whether together or not) is damaging to kids. If childminding is a problem then alternate weeks. The courses have extensive written weekly materials and recordings can be viewed for catch up by the absent parent. One parent teaching the other parenting skills doesn’t work!