The Value Based Parenting method gives parents the knowledge and tools to instill and reinforce solid principals and morals that their children can carry into adulthood. This method isn’t primarily about getting a child’s behavior under control, but rather, it’s about developing the child’s conscience and integrity – their values. Value Based Parenting is a positive and affirming way to teach healthy boundaries so children can begin to govern themselves as they get older. Children raised with this method learn to feel satisfaction and achievement in accepting responsibility, making wise choices, and contributing to the family structure. Value Based Parenting helps preserve and strengthen the integrity of the family unit through consistency, communication, and love.

During this workshop/class, participants receive instruction from experts in the field and will have the opportunity to participate in real-life examples as well as discussing personal approaches in an open, confidential and non-judgemental environment. For a complete description of the main concepts covered, see below.

****We periodically offer this curriculum in a 6 hour Saturday workshop/class. Please visit our Event Schedule for upcoming dates. This workshop/class will be listed under “Special Events” when scheduled. OR call us at (435) 652-1202 to be placed on a pending list to be contacted when the next date is scheduled.

Also, visit our Recommendations page for more information on our Value Based Parenting CDs. These CDs include many of the topics taught in the Value Based Parenting Class

Concept 1 – Understanding Children’s Motivation

As parents we spend a lot of time focusing on getting our children to and from activities, keeping them fed and groomed, and more importantly safe and alive. All of these are driven by our motivation. It’s important for us as parents to understand our children and what motivates them. In this class, you will learn what drives us as human beings, including our children, and how that impacts us, our relationships, and how we see ourselves.

Concept 2 – Emotional Energy

This class helps us to understand the root emotions that we experience every day, and how that emotional energy impacts our interactions. Not only do our emotions affect the relationships with our children, but also with our co-parents, school teachers, extended family, co-workers, and so on. Learning to create value with the emotional energy we experience within ourselves, our children, and homes is essential for every family.

Concept 3 – Building Confidence in Children

Everyday we send our children out into the world wanting to keep them protected and safe; hoping they are able to stand firm against negative peer pressure. One of the biggest tools to keep our children safe is their confidence. Confidence is what gives a child the ability to say no, and the ability to stay true to their morals and values. This class teaches specific ways to create opportunities for children to build confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Concept 4 – Communication

In relationships one of the first things to break down when times get tough is communication. Teaching children powerful communication tools gives them the ability to communicate during the easiest and toughest of times. Communication is paramount in developing a healthy loving relationship with your child. This fundamental skill will undoubtedly help you build a healthier foundation for strengthening the relationship between you and your child.

Concept 5 – Building Relationships

The basis of society is relationships. From the simple relationships, we have with a neighbor to the more complex relationships of the family. So often as parents we work to force our children in and out of behaviors, rather than teaching them the value of doing what they are doing giving them a reason to live the values we have set for our family. In this class, you will learn the importance of creating a report with each of your children to produce a relationship that will have the ability to move forward and work through difficult times.

Concept 6 – Understanding Dependency

We often demonstrate dependency on certain relationships in our lives. The relationships may be with our spouse, friends, co-workers or our children. When these dependencies are unhealthy, they affect the way our children learn to respond to their environment. In this class, you will learn to empower your children to stand strong on their own two feet to create a foundation for healthy relationships and dependency.

Concept 7 – Ten Core Values

The Core Values are a tool to help you and your children to govern yourselves, and to help make decisions. It is the governing system that is the cornerstone of what makes Value Based Parenting work. The core values work as a compass to lead you in the direction you want to take your life and family. As you and your family create your 10 Core Values they go with you everywhere, unlike the rules of the household that stay only within the household. The Core Values are what Value Based Parenting is all about… It is why we are doing what we are doing.

Concept 8 – Family Council