If you’re still working on being patient, avoiding power struggles and taming tantrums, you’re in good company. It’s not easy to keep a positive perspective, especially while your young child is leaping through developmental changes at a dizzying pace. In this class you’ll learn more about encouragement and using limits and consequences to change attention-getting, fighting and hurtful behaviors into helpful cooperation. When it comes to parenting tools, more is better. Here are some of the new tools you’ll take home:
- Emotion coaching, the most effective way to teach self-regulation and build emotional intelligence
- Firm and friendly strategies to get out the door efficiently, navigate transitions smoothly, prepare and share meals courteously and go to bed peacefully
- Birth order and other clues to helping siblings and peers get along better
- Steps to staying calm when your kids aren’t
- What it means to have the courage to be imperfect, stress less and enjoy your family more
This class completes the basic-level curriculum for parents of young children. When you’ve taken both Parenting Preschoolers and More Tools, and you have a child at least 5 years old, you can go on to take PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds.