Parenting skills to raise responsible, mature children

Most parents tend to either over-control or cave in and over-indulge their children. Either way, their children fail to learn from their experiences or grow in emotional maturity and self-responsibility. Roger K. Allen, PhD, has studied family relationships for many years and developed time-tested tools to help you succeed in raising responsible, mature children. In this course, you’ll learn to talk to your children (toddlers to teens) in ways that build trust, enhance self-worth, and help your children learn personal responsibility and emotional maturity. Let’s get started on this most important journey!

   628 students completed this course

   94% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Roger K. Allen, PhD


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94% of students recommend

  “I really liked the specific examples the author went into to explain how to deal with a situation. My personal favorites are setting up timelines for children to stick to and follow, coming up with a list of things everybody agrees on and asking deeper questions and helping kids to figure things out themselves while guiding. The specific examples would definitely stick with me. I would definitely recommend the course for new parents and experienced parents alike. Thank you for sharing your insights.”

  “Good tips based on the goal of self-reliance for the child. Well-organized presentation.”

  “Thank you. This is much needed. Brief, practical, helpful.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Family Climate
Lesson 2. Parenting Traps
Lesson 3. Affirming
Lesson 4. Listening
Lesson 5. Listening, Part II
Lesson 6. The Value of “No”
Lesson 7. Positive Discipline: Connect and Redirect
Lesson 8. Setting Expectations and Consequences
Lesson 9. Negotiating Agreements
Lesson 10. Asking Valuing Questions
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  • Format
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  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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