Parenting Dignity: A Breakthrough Parenting Approach

The 12-week virtual classroom is a court-recognized blended learning approach that explores democratic parenting practices. Whether in-class or online, this e-learning platform engages parents in role play, quizzes, and reflection notes. Parents choose to attend the parenting classes or apply for online coaching. Parenting skills include physical/emotional development, stress and anger management strategies, navigating through separation and divorce, human rights education, brain development, effective communication, and democratic discipline. Parents will engage in virtual lecture videos, peer networking in class and feedback surveys.

Week One

1
1.1. Introduction and Objectives

This week’s Lesson begins by exploring the relationship between human rights, dignity principles and Democratic Parenting. Later, we discuss how important effective communication is to democratic parenting.

2
1.2. History of Human Rights

Video presentation on the History of Human Rights.

3
Quiz 1.1
4 questions
4
1.3. Human Rights and Dignity Principles

Democratic Parenting reflects the principles of human rights. This includes “freedom, justice and peace in the world” by respecting the “inherent dignity” of children.

5
Quiz 1.2
1 question
6
1.4. Democratic Parenting

Democratic Parenting, in short, uses democratic values.

Teaching human rights supports dignity principles; Explores non-punishing discipline; Sets clear (age-appropriate) boundaries with age-appropriate expectations; Supports agreements and; Prepares children for participation in school and community.

7
1.5. Human Rights Education

Human Rights education teaches children the inherent “dignity and worth of the human person” which is the “foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”. This is from the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document defining the rights of all people.

8
1.6. Effective Communication

Discussion on the importance of Effective Communication in a democratic parenting approach. You will learn to recognize and define the four elements of effective communication. It will allow you to explore interpersonal effectiveness and learn the tools of democratic parenting.

9
Quiz 1.3
5 questions
10
1.7. Statements and Open Questions

Statements and open questions invite children (and adults) to think about their response. It help keep them out of feeling accused or being misunderstood.

11
Quiz 1.4
9 questions
12
1.8. Assignments

Your assignments for this week are...

13
[1R1] If someone asked you what are ‘rights’, what would you say?
14
[1R2] Think about how democratic parenting relates to human rights.

Week Two

1
2.1. The Human Brain (Part 1)
2
Quiz 2.1
6 questions
3
2.2. The Human Brain (Part 2)
4
Quiz 2.2
5 questions
5
2.3. Understanding Emotional Intelligence
6
Quiz 2.3
6 questions
7
2.4. Assignments
8
End Of Section 2 Check In

Week Three

1
3.1. Four Parenting Approaches
2
Quiz 3.1
10 questions
3
3.2. A Model of Victim Thinking
4
3.3. Responsibility Equals Thinking, Loving and Competence (R=TLC)
5
Quiz 3.2
3 questions
6
[3R1] Describe your parenting style
7
3.4. Assignments

Week Four

1
4.1. Understanding Human Feelings, Thoughts and Needs
2
Quiz 4.1
3 questions
3
4.2. Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
4
Quiz 4.2
5 questions
5
4.3. Catch Them Being Good
6
Quiz 4.3
8 questions
7
4.4. You Aren’t Listening
8
4.5. Assignments
9
End of Section 4 Check In

Week Five

1
5.1. Human Development, Building Trust and Empathy
2
5.2. Birth to 1 Year – The Age of Self Trust
3
Quiz 5.1
2 questions
4
5.3. 1 to 3 Years – The Age of Exploration and Safe Risks
5
Quiz 5.2
2 questions
6
5.4. Pre-School Ages – 3 to 6 Years – Age of Magical Thinking
7
Quiz 5.3
2 questions
8
5.5. Middle Years of Pre-Adolescence Ages – 7 to 12 Years – The Age of Mastery and Autonomy
9
Quiz 5.4
2 questions
10
5.6. Early Adolescence – The Age of Dramatic Physical and Emotional Growth – Girls 9 to 11 Years, Boys 11 to 13 Years
11
Quiz 5.5
2 questions
12
5.7. Mid Adolescence – The Age of Ideas and Social Connections – Girls 12 to 15 Years, Boys 14 to 16 Years
13
Quiz 5.6
2 questions
14
5.8. Late Adolescence – The Age of Emancipation and Ethics – Boys and Girls 15 to 19 Years
15
Quiz 5.7
2 questions
16
[5R1] Describe the stage(s) that your child(ren) are in right now and some of the difficulties they pose. Use the information from the video and the descriptions in Chapter 5 in your Dignity Journal to help you.
17
5.9. Assignments

Week Six

1
6.1. Trust, Empathy and How We Learn
2
Quiz 6.1
2 questions
3
6.2. Reflection on Active Listening
4
6.3. Empathy – Stages of Loving
5
Quiz 6.2
1 question
6
6.4. How Children Learn
7
Quiz 6.3
5 questions
8
[6R1] Describe a situation when you practiced Active Listening. How would you improve or take advantage of a time and place to encourage your child to share their thoughts with you?
9
6.5. Assignments

Week Seven

1
7.1. Nurturance & Guidance
2
7.2. Punishment vs. Discipline (Part 1)
3
Quiz 7.1
4 questions
4
7.3. Punishment vs. Discipline (Part 2)
5
Quiz 7.2
7 questions
6
7.4. Punishment vs. Discipline (Part 3)
7
Quiz 7.3
7 questions
8
7.5. Natural & Logical Consequences
9
7.6. What is the Lesson?
10
7.7. Example – The Worried Mom
11
Quiz 7.5
1 question
12
7.8. Catch Them Being Good
13
Quiz 7.6
5 questions
14
7.9. Assignments
15
End of Section 7 Check In

Week Eight

1
8.1. Sensitive Subjects
2
Quiz 8.1
5 questions
3
8.2. Inside the Teenage Brain
4
Quiz 8.2
3 questions
5
8.3. Assignments
6
End of section 8 Check In

Week Nine

1
9.1. Stress: Portrait of a Killer
57 minutes
2
Quiz 9.1
7 questions
3
9.2. Assignments
4
End of Section 9 Check In

Week Ten

1
10.1. Democratic Parenting and Civic Engagement
2
Quiz 10.1
4 questions
3
10.2. Democratic Parenting & Social Rules
4
Quiz 10.2
4 questions
5
10.3. Democratic Parenting & Rights
6
10.4. Recap
7
10.5. Assignments
8
End of Section 10 Check In

Week Eleven

1
11.1. Practicing Skills using a Case Study
2
11.2. Train Up a Child
3
11.3. Accountability for Failing Children
2 Minutes
4
11.4. American Child Abuse
5
11.5. We Can Do Better
6
11.6. Assignments
7
End of Section 11 Check In

Week Twelve

1
12.1. Statistical Survey
2
12.2 Certification
3
Final Exam
50 questions
4
End of Section 12 Check In

Be the first to add a review.

Please, login to leave a review
Add to Wishlist
Get course
Enrolled: 6 students
Lectures: 62