Conscious Parenting

Parenting Course

Conscious Parenting (formerly Redirecting Children’s Behaviour) is a powerful course designed to help you create the family of your dreams. If you would like more co-operation and support from your children, then this is the course for you.

Taught in five, three-hour sessions, this course is fun, informative, and life-changing. The atmosphere is non-judgemental, safe and supportive. This course gives parents fast, effective ways to become calmer and more confident, to raise responsible, and cooperative children. Parents are given easy to learn, positive parenting techniques that allow them to redirect their children’s behaviour through loving guidance and not punishments and threats. Parents and care-givers learn how to use practical discipline tools to create co-operation, build self-esteem, and strengthen relationships from birth to adulthood. They will learn tips on logical consequences, setting limits, and achieving resolution of conflicts.

Redirecting Children’s Behaviour is a certified course through the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). Founded over thirty years ago by Kathryn Kvols, INCAF has over 1000 certified instructors and the Redirecting Children’s Behaviour course is now taught in 15 countries worldwide. Read more about INCAF here.

The Course:

In 5 weeks you will learn these proven parenting skills:

  • the difference between motivating through love VS motivating through fear
  • communication in a way that encourages your child to talk to you
  • resolve conflict without power struggles.
  • teach children how to solve their own problems, offering them guidance when needed
  • understand why time-outs do not work and what to do instead
  • assist children in developing self-control, responsibility and self-confidence
  • how to work as a unified couple
  • how to make parenting more fun
  • how to effectively redirect sibling rivalry
  • set clear limits and follow through with meaningful consequences
  • establish family meetings to leadership, values, and problem solving skills.

What each session covers:

Session One

  • Understand what influences a child’s personality.
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Replace sibling rivalry and fighting with negotiation and co-operation
  • Teach children to resolve their own conflicts
  • Understand a child’s behaviour and how it relates to birth order
  • Developing healthy self-concepts
  • Promoting co-operation and helpfulness

Session Two

  • Develop an effective parenting style
  • Teach self-motivation and self-management without rewards, bribes or punishment
  • Learn how to build high self-esteem
  • Teach children respect and responsibility
  • Explore how parenting methods affect children
  • Learn the importance of limits and how to set them

Session Three

  • Understand why a child misbehaves
  • Learn how to decrease power struggles
  • What to do when a child demands attention
  • Learn how to get co-operation without bribing, yelling, or threatening
  • What to do when a child is hurtful
  • Intervention and corrective measures that work
  • What to do when a child is discouraged and wants to give up

Session Four

  • How to talk to your kids so they listen
  • How to handle and express feelings
  • What adults do to block communication
  • How to guide a child to solve their own problems
  • Teach children to be accountable for their actions
  • How to get results without punishment
  • Using natural and logical consequences
  • Why Time-Outs are ineffective and what to do instead

Session Five

  • How to win the other parents cooperation
  • Promoting agreement for couples
  • Working together as parents
  • Keeping a good thing going
  • Effective family communication
  • Creating a sense of Team between all family members

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • If you’re at your wits end and tired of yelling, arguing and nagging …
  • If you’re not happy with how you handle things, perhaps you’re getting angry a lot, spanking, or using ineffective punishments but aren’t sure what else to do.
  • If you just would like to feel more confident and in control…
  • If you’re frustrated with your kids fighting all the time and want them to learn how to work out their conflicts without the screaming and violence…
  • If you’d like more peace in your family, more laughter, more fun and LESS stress…
  • If you’re a teacher that’s frustrated when the same one or two kids knock the class off-balance and wonder how to handle it without taking all of your attention away from the kids who are behaving.
  • If you’d like to replace power struggles and tattling with teamwork and co-operation…
  • If your marriage is strained and stressed because you and your partner do not agree about how to discipline the children. You think he’s too hard on the kids and she’s to lenient…
  • If bedtime, mealtimes and mornings are torture! Your children won’t stay in their bed, won’t eat their dinner or stay in their seat, and forget getting them dressed!…
  • If your teenager is wearing you thin; the attitudes, the moodiness, the homework struggles…
  • If you’re feeling resentful, used and abused. If you’re feeling unappreciated and exhausted as opposed to rejuvenated and encouraged…
  • If parenting is an important job for you and you just want to learn new valuable techniques and tools…
  • If any or all the above scenarios ring true for you then…

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!!

A POSITIVE APPROACH TO PARENTING

Children create a tremendous challenge for adults. The increase in two-career couples and single parents has made parenting a greater challenge. The International Network for Children and Families (INCAF) offers the Redirecting Children’s Behavior course to deal with the stresses of today’s family.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?

Expecting Parents, Single Parents, Parents of Teens, Parents of Multiples, Parents of Gifted Children, Step-Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, Babysitters, Nannies, Teachers, Doctors, Midwives, Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers, Pediatrician, or anyone who relates to children. Attend a Redirecting Children’s Behavior workshop or course and have fun learning over 100 hands-on practical skills to:

  • Minimize hassles, tantrums, and tears
  • Discipline without yelling, scolding, arguing
  • Teach, empower & let go of your kids
  • Redirect behaviors of attention, power, revenge, & inadequacy
  • Respond effectively vs. react emotionally
  • Stop sibling rivalry & family fights
  • Remove guilt & fear in raising your kids
  • Raise self-motivated & self-reliant kids
  • Eliminate power struggles

MEMBERSHIP FOR LIFE

Upon course completion, students will receive a certificate of completion of the RCB course. This certificate grants permission to check the entire RCB course at any location in the world at anytime for R600.

COURSE BACKGROUND

“Redirecting Children’s Behavior” is strongly influenced by the work of Rudolf Dreikurs, MD., author of the highly acclaimed book “Children: The Challenge”. The course was developed by Kathryn Kvols. All “Redirecting Children’s Behavior” instructors are certified by the International Network for Children and Families. INCAF is one of the few organisations that require their instructors to get their certification, and maintain their certification through continuing education.

For over 25 years, the International Network for Children & Families has been providing parenting courses and instructor training worldwide. Over 1000 instructors trained in 15 countries.

Fees:

RCB – R2500 per person or R4000 per co-parenting couple
RCB Course Review – R1000 per person (lifetime members only)
Tuition includes course book and workbooks