Proactive Responding to Reactive Adolescent Behavior
This section helps you know how to deal with reactive behaviors in your teenager. Reactive behaviors are defined as selfish, argumentative, out-of-sorts things kids do to get their way. Many parents tend to respond to it with the same kind of behavior. When your child starts yelling at you, do you yell back?
You will learn what you can do to short-circuit those behaviors. You’ll gain the insights needed to control your behavior in tense situations.
“I had a 17 year old daughter who was doing things that were against the family rules. She threatened to move out which is a reactive behavior. The Power of Positive Parenting approach had taught me what and how to handle the situation in the heat of the moment so it didn’t get worse. Once things had calmed down thankfully she decided she could control herself and stay where we could continue to be able to influence her for good. I’m so glad I took the time to learn what I needed to do to be able to help instead of hurt the situation.”
Dealing with Hate and Anger
“Learning what the Power of Positive Parenting approach teaches brought me an understanding I had never had before. “I hate you” doesn’t mean “I hate you.” That really helped me see how I could teach my children in a better way without worrying about whether they really hated me or not. So liberating!”
“Nothing is more indicative of one’s having lost control than is anger.” – Dr. Glenn Latham
The Dealing with Hate and Anger module will teach you what your child is really saying to you and especially how you can respond to it. Your response will dictate whether the anger continues or not. You’ll learn just what to do to diffuse the situation and bring love back into your home.
Building Self Esteem
“Guard your children’s self-esteem with the same zeal with which you would guard their very lives!” – Dr. Glenn Latham
Is self-esteem really that important? What can I do to guard my child’s self-esteem? How can I turn my negative responses to my child into esteem-building words? How much does my self-esteem affect my child’s? We’ll explore all of these questions in this module.
“I didn’t realize my self-esteem affected my child’s. Learning just how much was a complete game changer for me.”
Regarding Spanking/Hitting: Don’t
This section also applies to hitting your child. DON’T do it, ever! Learn what is really being taught to your child when you hit him. Yes, it may get the behavior you are looking for in that minute but it will come back to bite you 10 fold in the future. Just don’t do it!
“Thanks for helping me see I wasn’t parenting, I was just hitting.”
“Pain is not a bonding agent.” – Dr. Glenn Latham
Eliminating Lying and Stealing
Learn the 6 basic rules that apply to teaching your child of any age about lying and stealing. You will be surprised at what you should and shouldn’t do.
“When treating lying and stealing, focus on honesty.” – Dr. Glenn Latham
“I was so impressed with how quickly the lying stopped using the Power of Positive Parenting approach. I was doing all the wrong things and once I learned the right things to say and do it cleared right up. Thanks, Dr. Latham!”
Refusing to Do As Told
“This kid doesn’t do a thing I say, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve tried everything, and nothing works.” Have you ever said these things? Dr. Latham knows just how to solve this problem. You’ll learn the two things you must remember and the 5 steps you need to take to get your child to do the things you want him to. Then sit back and watch the magic happen!
“I didn’t believe anything could help my son do what I would ask him to do. So glad I learned the Power of Positive Parenting approach. Now my son gets things done quickly. I love it!”
If you have more than one child you have sibling rivalry. It’s a part of growing up and it’s not all bad. Learn what behaviors you need to address and what behaviors you need to completely ignore. You’ll learn how to decrease the fighting and increase the love between siblings. It’s just a matter of knowing what to do in each situation. Dr. Latham’s approach is powerful and easy to use.
“My kids were beating each other up every day! I was so concerned about it that I thought my children would never be friends as adults. Once I learned what I should do when they were fighting, things got so much better. I love Dr. Latham’s program!”
Living with Teenagers: A Better Way
Little children, headache. Big children, heartache. Things change when your little one grows up. Learn how and what to change for the best results.
Most parents’ concerns and frustrations fall mainly into two categories: being out of control and being intimidated. We’ll cover both of these and more in this module. Remember, the longer you can keep kids at home during adolescence, the better. Do not throw your kids away! But, don’t chain them to the house either. What you do helps them decide where they will be – with you or without you.
“My child was totally out of control. I didn’t know what to do. She was hanging out with all the wrong kids and doing things we never wanted her to do. I was at the end of my rope. I found the Power of Positive Parenting course and within 2 weeks she was seeking me out to talk with and asking my opinion on things that were of paramount importance. I never saw that coming. So happy!”
Managing Screen Time
Is your child constantly on his device? Does he not hear you when you talk to him because his earbuds are firmly lodged in his ears? There is a time and place for it, it just isn’t every minute of every day. We’ll teach you the best way to tame the technology beast. Remember, technology is best when it brings people together not pushes them away.
“My son wouldn’t get off his phone. I realized this was very serious but didn’t know what to do. I found the Power of Positive Parenting and was able to help my son create boundaries with his phone use. Now he polices himself and is very good at it. I’m so grateful for the things I learned in this course!”
Helping Children Achieve in School
One of the very best predictors of success in life is success in school. Dr. Latham teaches all about how to achieve that success with your child. Learn the 6 things parents should really be doing to help their children excel in their school years.
“My child had given up in school and he was only in 3rd grade! I was able to apply what Dr. Latham taught me in this course and my son improved so much that the principal called me in to see what I was going on at home. He has started sharing this with all the parents of the children who are struggling at school. Everyone can experience more success in school using Dr. Latham’s course.”
Dealing with Substance Abuse
Substances of all kinds are being offered to our children. It takes only one try for some children to become addicted. When they do, what are your options?
This course teaches you how to help your child say no to begin with. If your child is already in the middle of substance abuse you will learn how to approach your child in a way that will truly help the situation. You will also learn how to discuss the problem with your other children.
“This is very valuable information. My child went through many stages while he was doing drugs. I was prepared for each situation because of Dr. Latham’s Power of Positive Parenting. I’m so glad that I didn’t give up on my son and now he is, too.”
When All Else Fails
So, you’ve done everything you can think of and your child is still doing what she knows is completely against the family values. She seems to be beyond your reach. “What did we do wrong?” or “What should we have done differently?” are the main questions you are asking yourself.
“All parents make mistakes, but that is not necessarily reason for guilt.” – Dr. Latham
Don’t despair. Dr. Latham gives you some very practical advice which will help you weather the waywardness storm. You will feel hope and be able to set boundaries to define what you will and will not do.
“I felt that all was lost when my daughter ran away. I found Dr. Latham’s section called, “When All Else Fails” and learned what to do if and when my daughter came back. I’m happy she did and especially that I knew how to approach her so we could start creating a better relationship. Things haven’t been this good since she was 10 years old.”