Course Syllabus: Basic Parenting 101
with CEU Certificate*
This course is ideal for all parents, but can also be a very useful tool for caretakers, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who spends a lot of time helping to shape the minds of the next generation. This course provides an overview of all the parenting skills that are necessary to raise a healthy and well adjusted adult. It will also help you learn where and why some challenges may arise and how to best go about overcoming them.
If you are about to become a parent, would like to become a more effective parent, or you want to learn more about how to effectively guide children, this course is for you! After taking this course you will never look at parenting in quite the same way again!
I. Introduction to Parenting Skills
a. What are parenting skills?
b. What makes for a good parent?
c. What is the mission of a parent?
d. Raising responsible kids who will be responsible adults.
e. Cultural differences in parenting
II. Understanding Child Development
a. Overview of how a child develops mentally
b. Having realistic expectations in accordance with age
c. Separations and attachment parenting
III. Understanding Temperament
a. What is temperament and why does it matter?
b. Parenting those with difficult personalities, strong-willed personalities, or personality disorders (including issues such as ADD/ADHD)
c. Parenting teenagers
IV. Encouraging Intellectual Development
a. Teaching habits to encourage learning
b. Handling homework and studying
c. Motivating children to study, do chores, etc.
d. Practice in the arts
e. Modeling achievements
f. Setting expectations
V. Communicating with Your Kids
b. Respecting their feelings
c. Teaching them how to effectively communicate and handle their anger
d. Identifying and handling power struggles
VI. The Dynamics of Discipline
a. What is discipline?
b. Having consequences, consistency and accountability.
c. Using positive discipline
d. Uniting parents, caregivers, relatives, etc.
e. Addressing sibling rivalry
f. Take-charge techniques for parents
VII. Instilling Self Esteem In Your Child
a. Empowering children
b. Effective praise
c. Avoiding over-praise and why it is important
d. Character building
e. Teaching your child tolerance
VIII. Teaching Your Child Values
a. What are values and morals
b. Why they are important
c. Some common morals/values
d. How to teach them to your child
IX. Supporting Your Child’s Socialization
a. What it is and why it is so important
b. The socialization process throughout development stages (social milestones, group play, etc.).
c. The impacts it has on personality
d. Ways to help children socialize
X. Meeting Your Child’s Needs
a. What are their basic needs
b. Meeting them physically, emotionally
c. Ensuring and caring for their health and safety
XI. Being a Good Role Model
a. Importance of
b. Messages you are sending
c. Particular areas to monitor
i. Having patience
ii. Handling anger management
iii. Demonstrating respect, morals/values, etc.
XII. Diverse Family Situations
a. Challenges they may pose
b. Types of and challenges of:
i. Co-parenting, divorces
ii. Single parents
iv. Gifted or challenged children
v. Grandparents raising their grandchildren
XIII. 10 Things That Will Make a Huge Difference (and why)
a. Eat dinner together
b. Learn to apologize and show forgiveness
c. Model good behavior
d. Create a happy home
e. Focus on their emotional intelligence
f. Teach them confidence
g. Forget focusing on their friendship
h. Have realistic expectations
i. Keep family time a top priority
j. Show affection daily
XIV. Practice for Improvement
a. Getting better all the time
b. Striving for improvement
c. Learning from mistakes, breaking cycles
d. Understanding nobody is perfect
XV. Resources for parents
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- How to Support Your Child's Socialization
- Learning about Employee Substance Abuse
- Telephone Manners as an Etiquette Consultant
- The Approach of Positive Parenting
- Examining Personality and Delusional Disorders
- A Sociological Perspective on Family Dynamics
- Supporting Cognitive Abilities and Education in Positive Parenting
- What is Sociology?
- Stress Management: Managing Changes and Rewards
- An Overview of Autism
- Understanding Classroom Management