Module C is the third of 3 Modules that together make up the full course entitled ‘Assertive Management Strategies for Parents (2-12 Years) – Gain without Pain!’ Although originally created to be part of the full course, it is equally valuable as a stand-alone course in its own right!
This is a realistic and straightforward parenting programme that is ‘non-judgemental’ and ‘strengths-based’ in its approach. It promotes the use of assertive management techniques and strategies and is designed for Parents, Carers and/or Professionals, with responsibility and/or a 'duty of care' for children in the 2 - 12 age range, who feel ready to benefit from developing new strategies.
In Module C, the focus is on 'Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships'. It comprises 3 specific strategies: Common Ground Communications, Spending Time Together and Pro-social Modelling.
All of the strategies in the course are based on an Observe, Do, Review approach and come complete with individual Case Study examples to give you a clear idea of the type of information you might wish to record on the documents for yourself!
On completion of the course there is a certificate available for participants to print off which should also serve to remind them of the gains that they have achieved as a result of their commitment and endeavours.
From a solution-focussed perspective, Lyn delivers empathic personal coaching as well as dynamic and credible strategies, resulting in a teaching and learning experience which is both manageable and effective. Strategies can be practised as many times as wished or needed, to master the skills presented, at the participant’s own pace. As participants succeed at mastering the strategies over time, they will also achieve a greater sense of control, direction and satisfaction.
Lyn is passionate and dedicated to her work. Above all else, her aim is to both offer and continue to offer Parents, Carers and/or Professionals alike the opportunity to secure the best possible outcomes. With this in mind there may be future additions to the course content over time. Once participants have enrolled, they will have lifetime access to the course and materials, including any future additions.
BRILLIANT FOR PARENT, CARERS and/or PROFESSIONALS WHO:
- need a ‘Gain without Pain’ approach to achieving positive change
- desire positive, yet realistic and sustainable change
- want to achieve a greater feeling of control, direction and satisfaction
- want to increase self-belief, confidence and resilience
- may have experienced setbacks and require additional support
- want to understand the child’s behaviour and/or outbursts
- want to cope with and respond more effectively to the child’s behaviour and/or outbursts
- want to achieve a better relationship with the child
- want to respond in a way that sets a good example for others to adopt or follow
- want to feel more confident when they attend school or other meetings
- have difficulty in accessing support that is only available/delivered outside the home
- need support that fits with potential time or other limitations
- would benefit from individual support that can be completed at their own pace
- have a child that doesn't meet ‘thresholds’ for certain agencies or services
Self-care is promoted throughout, as are assertive behaviour management techniques and an understanding of what it means to have ‘realistic expectations.’
THE MAIN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS COURSE ARE TO:
- empower Parents, Carers and/or Professionals
- promote change and positive gain while decreasing the likelihood of pain as a result of conflict
- teach concrete ideas and strategies that make a real and practical difference to everyday life
- decrease stress, through use of assertive management strategies, whilst increasing the well-being of the family as a whole
BY THE END OF THE COURSE PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE GAINED AN INCREASED ABILITY TO:
- establish and exert their authority over the child from an approach of positive gain, less pain
- set limits consistently and enforce discipline while avoiding increased conflict
- resolve disagreements and conflicts constructively with far fewer power struggles
- recognise and adapt current parenting habits that may weaken their relationship with the child
- practise alternative strategies for managing problem behaviours
- use a range of communication styles to good effect
- create conditions for open and honest communication to promote and build trust with the child
- build an atmosphere of harmony rather than one of conflict
- help the child to accept responsibility for his/her feelings and behaviours
- nurture and strengthen their relationship with the child
- reflect, without judgement, on their self-awareness, confidence and self-belief
- recognise the influence and importance of managing their emotional states in respect of their dealings with the child
1) Technology: The ability to use a PC at a beginner level
- Internet access to view and download on-line course materials
- PDF reader and viewer software, to access course documents
- A printer, (optional), for printing course materials
- A proactive desire to invest in yourself, the child and the family
- A wish to act on the opportunity to ‘get it right’ more of the time
- A gut or heart-based instinct that ‘now’ is the time to seek support
- A willingness to tap into expertise and ‘know-how’ to make gains
- A determination not to allow time or other limitations to hold you back from making the gains you want
- A willingness to put into practice what you learn
- A readiness to work towards being the best version of your current self
- A commitment to a) ALLOW yourself the space/time to learn and practise in order for gains to happen, to b) ACCEPT that gains are possible for you and to c) BELIEVE that you can succeed in making the gains you want as a result of your endeavours.
3) Time Investment
Each of the videos for the individual strategies are typically 15-20 minutes, the content of which can be re-visited, practised (with the aid of the relevant supporting documents) and implemented at a pace to suit you
4) Financial Investment
Apart from the initial course fee, there are no specific books or articles that must be purchased or read by those who enrol.
There is, however, a Suggested Reading List and it includes a range of books which the Tutor and Parents, Carers and/or Professionals have found helpful in covering the topics included in the course outline. RedKite Coaching Solutions has no affiliations to any of the authors/publishers of suggested materials.
If you are less than fully satisfied with this course, you can claim a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
Music by Sam Childs (Dyslexic), Film & Sound by Aleksi Makinen (ADHD)
© 2020 Lyn Oualah, RedKite Coaching Solutions
An Overview of Module C
Strategy C1 - Common Ground Communications
C1 Observe Common Ground Communications Strategy Frequency Tally Sheet
C1 Case Study Observe Common Ground Communications Strategy Frequency Tally Sheet
C1 Do Common Ground Communication Strategy Instruction Sheet
C1 Case Study Do Common Ground Communications Strategy
C1 Review Reflection Log for Common Ground Communications Strategy
C1 Case Study Review Reflection Log for Common Ground Communications Strategy
Strategy C2 - Spending Time Together
C2 Observe Spending Time Together Strategy Frequency Tally Sheet
C2 Case Study Observe Spending Time Together Strategy Frequency Tally Sheet
C2 Do Spending Time Together Strategy Instruction Sheet
C2 Case Study Do Spending Time Together Strategy
C2 Do Spending Time Together Strategy Weekly Planner
C2 Case Study Do Spending Time Together Weekly Planner
C2 Review Reflection Log for Spending Time Together Strategy
C2 Case Study Review Reflection Log for Spending Time Together Strategy
Strategy C3 - Pro-Social Modelling
C3 Observe Pro-Social Modelling Strategy ABC Tally Sheet
C3 Case Study Observe Pro-Social Modelling Strategy ABC Tally Sheet
C3 Do Pro-Social Modelling Strategy Instruction Sheet
C3 Case Study Do Pro-social Modelling Strategy
C3 Review Reflection Log for Pro-Social Modelling Strategy
C3 Case Study Review Reflection Log for Pro-Social Modelling Strategy
Certificate of Completion - Module C: Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships
Suggestions for Further Reading
End of Course Survey