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Parenting Power has established a tried and true comprehensive suite of courses that they offer year after year. Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell, with a combined 30 years in the education system continue to develop individual and packaged courses that are relevant, realistic and solution oriented. Individual topics range from issues such as sleeping and tantrums, to establishing efficient family routines, to navigating homework and technology with your teen. All Parenting Power courses strive to ensure that participants will learn practical parenting strategies that encourage increased co-operation, effective communication and a self-reliant attitude among children. Now you can own these courses and study them at your own pace.

Organization and Study Skills Course

Need more time and less frustration? This is the answer to your homework, organization and study struggles. Our popular Study Skills session, now conveniently as a webinar – for parents of kids Gr 6 and up. Set everyone up for success!

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Parenting With a Plan Home Study Course

width="150" Parenting Power’s most popular parenting series, is spread over 5 sessions and covers a broad range of issues from parenting styles, to learning how to set limits and express feelings appropriately, to developing independence and responsibility in children. This signature packaged course can be done as a group or individually.

In five sessions, parents acquire strategies to:

  • Recognize parenting styles and family habits
  • Set effective limits and establish appropriate consequences
  • Acknowledge and express feelings
  • Problem solve and encourage autonomy
  • Encourage their children and foster self esteem

These sessions foster improvement in all participants’ relationships, not only with their children, but also with their spouses and co-workers. (Each session can stand alone)
To learn more about this course, click here.
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Getting Out the Door Alive Video Course

Late for work We created this course in 2005 for the Women’s Leadership Forum. Since that time, hundreds of families have attended the sessions and have simplified their mornings.

The best part is that the tips shared in this course and the Action Guide (included) will help you with every daily hassle that your family experiences.

The Getting Out the Door Video Course includes

4 short videos (4 – 8 minutes each)
1 bonus video
Getting Out the Door Alive Action Guide (22 pages)

The Action Guide includes handouts, worksheets and helpful “What will I say?” pages.

You also get a BONUS – one free email question – this way, if you do have a question about the content, you know you can ask it and it won’t cost you anything.
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5 Steps to Self Esteem Video Course

Mother and son look against each other A 5-part, step by step video journey to building your child’s self esteem from the inside, out.
5 Steps to Self Esteem Video Course includes:
Introductory Video
5 Videos (10 -15 minutes each)

Real Life
Respond with Respect

5 Steps to Self Esteem Handbook (mailed to your door)
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Demystifying Your Toddler

iStock_000014576914XSmall How can one small person get so mad?!
Follow the audio and visual material an learn:

Is your toddler normal? we discuss developmental changes
Misbehaviours that come along with these developments
How to handle tantrums at home
What to do about tantrums in public
Toilet Training basics
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Demystifying Your Preschooler

Happy child in a swimming pool Raising preschoolers is tricky! They are changing so quickly with new language and independence. When did they forget how to listen?

This webinar provides audio and visual material. You’ll learn:

What is normal for 3 and 4 year olds
Why do they suddenly stop listening?
Why does everything take so much longer now?
What to do when they tantrum
Strategies for helping them learn independence and respect
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Self Esteem for Your Child

Another extremely popular series offered by Parenting Power. Over 5 weeks we explore in great detail the The Self-Esteem Trap, written by Polly Young-Eisendrath.

  • A copy of The Self-Esteem Trap
  • A Parenting Power extended and bound copy of the Workbook with room for personal notes and self-discovery
  • 5 90-minute meetings to work purposely through the contents of the book guided by Julie or Gail
  • Answers to your own questions about parenting arising from the awareness generated by the book
  • Book this course for your parent group right now. Click to send an email to Julie julie@parentingpower.ca

    Individual Parenting Power Speaking Engagements are typically 90 minutes, and can be held through your children’s school, in your workplace, or any venue of your choice for groups over 6 people. Parenting Power can also customize any course for your specific requirements.