Practical parenting strategies
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Parenting 101 Course
The ultimate parenting course for parents of kids between the ages of 1 and 12. You will learn child psychologist-approved, effective tips that will help you stop yelling, communicate clearly, and get your kids to listen. Get ready to transform your home!
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Get ready to stop tantrums in their tracks! In this 45-minute mini-workshop, Dr. Erin will teach you why tantrums happen, how to prevent them, how to ward them off at the first signs, and what to do mid-full blown tantrum. This course is ideal for parents of kids between the ages of 1 to 7.
Can't decide which course to purchase first? Become a Mind & Child member! A Mind & Child Membership gives you access to our Parenting 101 Course, our Tantrums Course, weekly email updates, parenting deep dives, and downloadable parenting guides - all for $13 a month.
Two Options for Purchase
- You can purchase our Parenting 101 course ($129), or our Tantrum Course ($10), without becoming a member. You will have lifetime access to those courses after purchase.
- Or, you can become a Mind & Child member for $13/ month. By becoming a member, you get access to our flagship Parenting 101 course, tantrum workshop, weekly email updates with quick tips, topical deep dives talks, and a library of downloadable resources!
Scientifically Proven Strategies
- All of our courses and parenting resources are based on decades of scientific research. We've boiled proven parenting strategies down into usable and practical tips. These are skills we have taught thousands of the families with which we work, and, are skills we use with our own kids in the real world.
- Our foundational course, Parenting 101, is divided into three sections, called ARC (Additions, Redirections, Corrections), which give you concrete tips to prevent negative behaviors (like whining, tantrums, hitting, and sibling fighting), teach you how to give your child realistic skills to use instead of those negative behaviors, help you avoid escalating behavior, and teach you to calmly and efficiently give consequences, when needed.
- Our tantrum course, and other resources available through the membership, also follow this same ARC principle, which will help you: PREVENT unwanted behavior, TEACH desired behaviors, and CORRECT your child in calm, meaningful ways.
- Our courses are specifically designed to not be overwhelming. Our videos get straight to the point and teach strategies you can implement immediately. Let us help you transform your home!
Our parenting courses and resources will help decrease:
- Toddler tantrums
- Sibling fighting
- Bedtime battles
- Frantically scrambling to respond to your child’s behavior
Our parenting courses and resources will help increase:
- A positive relationship between you and your child
- Positive sibling interactions
- Your child’s ability to effectively communicate their feelings
- Your child listening and following through with what you ask
- Your ability to handle challenging behaviors, whether you are at home, grandparent’s house, or in public
"I never really considered myself "needing" to watch these videos. I just thought that I would speed through them, get the general idea of what was shared, and just use what was needed. But, OH MY GOODNESS, I was WRONG! It only makes sense to equip yourself with knowledge on how to build a better and stronger foundation with your kids when the relationship that you have with your kids is so important! Whether your relationship with your kids is cracked and needing repair, or, it's solid but in need of additional help to make the foundation even stronger, these videos will do that for you. And the videos are the perfect length - powered full of great information and tips - in a quick few minutes of your day.
Bottom line: Mind and Child’s Parenting 101 course is a great resource for any parent that wants proven, practical guidance from true experts in the field. You will get both the long-term strategies on creating a consistent and healthy environment for your kids AND tips on dealing with real-world situations that truly work. I cannot recommend this course highly enough!"
I found that these videos gave me the knowledge to translate the actions and reactions of my children into healthy responses which will, in turn, improve their emotional health and the health of our family unit. I am better able to anticipate my children's needs of me - a good listener, one to provide firm boundaries, a calm leader as they try to understand all the emotions running through them. These videos provide so many tools that can be applied immediately to start building a strong foundation for our children.
Mind and Child focuses on what all parents want - actual solutions that address the root of undesirable behaviors and have the big picture in mind, rather than quick fixes that are ineffective in the long run. We need simple, practical ways to shape our children into problem-solvers who can effectively communicate their needs and navigate their emotions. This course does exactly that and will help our kids evolve into thriving, independent adults.
As a teacher I have a better classroom. I have been able to apply several tools from this series to my classroom, as well. Each day I encounter several instances in which I have to coach students through conflict with one another, as well as navigate negative behaviors. Using a scaled down version of this course has made a positive impact in my classroom environment and behavior management. I actively see students improving as little humans because of some of the improvements I have made to my leading through this course!
I couldn't be happier with the new tools I have acquired and can't wait to see what else Mind and Child produces.
There were quite a few things I learned that I had never thought of before and I look forward to applying them with my daughter. The lessons were in-depth and educational without being too scientific or over my head. Each idea was followed by great examples of how to put them into actual practice. Even basic things which seem like “common sense” were a great reminder of how easy and beneficial some parenting practices can be.
Overall, I think this is a well-executed curriculum with a wide range of topics that parents of both younger and older children will find helpful.
Parenting can be hard and it is easy to get discouraged when you feel like you keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Mind and Child is a practical course that uses basic and logical steps to address many of the common pitfalls we face as parents. I enjoyed that they were encouraging and realistic in their recommendations with practical applications that I can use on a daily basis. These videos are full of information, but not so long that you get bogged down in them. If you are like me, and life is hectic and busy right now, you will find the video format will be much easier to work through rather than another book that you will read the first 3 chapters then forget about for the next 6 months. Overall, I really enjoyed the course and felt encouraged and not overwhelmed after watching them. I know I will return to review some of these videos multiple times and likely pick up on new insights each time.
The Mind and Child course is an extremely valuable resource and one that I am so grateful for as a parent and home educator. The broad message is encouraging and the ARC metaphor (Additions, Redirections, Corrections) is easy to remember. The examples used to teach each parenting skill are relatable and practical and many of them are new to me, including a new way to time-out and time-in! I have four kids, ranging from 9 months to 12 years, and I found many useful tools to help me parent each one of them.
There is so much comfort and joy that comes with putting your children at the forefront of your mind and investing in that relationship. Talk about feeling like a strong parent when you are spending time molding and shaping your children! I feel that after watching these videos (multiple times 😊), and implementing what is taught, that no matter what my kids encounter when they reach adulthood, they will be equipped to face any challenge - they will be mature, thoughtful, and intentional adults. I am so blessed by this program and what it has to offer."
Mind and Child’s Parenting 101 course was exactly what we have been looking for. Short, engaging videos, written and taught by proven experts in the field, that describe a very comprehensive approach to parenting. Every piece of advice and strategy that Drs Avirett and Mortimer described was useful, easy to understand, and communicated very well.
These videos can provide relief to parents who are struggling to try to translate the actions and words of their children. These skills that we learn in the videos will help develop healthy relationships with our children that will lead to each child having healthy relationships with their siblings, friends, and as they grow into adults.
These videos are a breath of fresh air to a struggling parent. They provide peace of mind and hope!
This parenting course is a must! The videos are short, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule. The videos are clear, concise, and include practical strategies that apply to all ages.
As a mother of 4 and 9 year old daughters and an 8th grade teacher of 9 years, I've been able to practice these strategies in a wide variety of real life settings and situations. And they really work!
Quick, practical lessons that gave me more tools to be a better father and teacher!
As a father I feel more equipped to lead my kids into adulthood. I remember putting my first child into the car seat for the first time thinking "I can't believe they are just sending me to the house now, I need an instruction manual". These videos felt like the manual I wanted back then!
These videos were short enough to keep my attention span, yet thorough enough to teach me some solid material. I like the back-and-forth format of Dr. Mortimer and Dr. Avirett as they dig into each lesson. I also appreciated that each topic was broken up into a few minutes in its own video. It’s a lot less daunting than watching an hour-long seminar and trying to absorb everything at 100 mph. Also, it makes for easy searching and replaying when you want to focus on a specific topic.
Dr. Avirett and Dr. Mortimer structured this course so that it is easy to follow and packed each video with meaningful content. The short and informative videos are great for busy moms, I was able to really dive in for the amount of time that I had each day, and I was able to easily tailor my time commitment without feeling lost in the discussion when I picked it back up. I highly recommend Mind and Child for moms in any stage. I've read a lot of parenting books over the past twelve years and I found this course unique and extraordinarily useful!