Part I of the Power-to-Parent series focuses on the child-adult relationship as the context for raising children – how this relationship is meant to develop, what can go wrong, why parents must matter more than peers, how to cultivate a context of connection, how to win back one’s child if need be, and more. Attachment-safe and developmentally friendly discipline strategies are also introduced.

For a detailed course outline, please explore The Vital Connection course page.

Details

Course participants will view the online recordings from their own computers through our virtual campus and come together weekly as a group to discuss the material using our videoconferencing system. While individuals can take this course at any time on their own through our continuing education program, this is a unique opportunity to meet with others weekly and be supported by a Neufeld Institute Faculty member.

Suitability & Applicability

This course is suitable for both parents and professionals although it is addressed primarily to parents, with a focus on parenting. Usually one-third of the course participants work with families or children in one context or another. While the material applies equally to the school setting, the day-care setting, and to direct treatment venues, those involved in such settings may need to engage in some transposing of the material. This usually happens quite spontaneously and intuitively on the part of professionals.

The material and principles discussed are applicable to children of all ages. The focus of this course is on everyday parenting and everyday problems but the material applies even more so to the more challenging scenarios and problems.

This course can be used for professional development, personal growth, preparation for parenting and even as a primer or enrichment for grandparenting.

This course is the first prerequisite for taking the remaining courses in the Power-to-Parent series:
Power to Parent II: Helping Children Grow Up
Power to Parent III: Common Childhood Challenges 

Time & Place

This Power to Parent I: The Vital Connection course is being offered in English in an online format on Tuesdays from 10-11 AM Pacific beginning with orientation on October 16, 2018.

Cancellation

If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.