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WHOA: Why Hang On To Anger Online

Mollie Hughes
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  • Curriculum

WHOA (Why Hang Onto Anger) Online Course.

Managing Emotions – Anger management is not really about being angry or upset, but HOW we lose our tempers After all, anger is a normal, healthy emotion. How we INTERPRET any given situation makes the difference in how we REACT. To complete this course, parents are required to do an activity entitle History of the Heart: a personal timeline, a birth story and a life story.

The WHOA course is based in research from existing evidence-based programs such as Positive Parenting, Active Parenting, STEP and Breakthrough Parenting. We introduce parents to TED Talks and current research as well as discuss the application of Psychosocial researchers such as Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler and Erik Erikson. Think of it as a 101 college course: human development and social/emotional development of parenting in a democratic family.

What To Expect:

  • 12 weekly Zoom online, interactive class with instructor 5pm – 9pm your assigned day.
  • Weekly response to online assignments.
  • Sharing weekly online assignments with classmates via group email.
  • Responding to each other’s weekly assignments.
  • Journal exercises as assigned in weekly assignments.
  • Participating in the Weekly Group Study Hall  Zoom Meeting with classmates without an instructor.

Writing Assignments:

  • Turning in course assignments on time:
  • Timeline & Analysis (due by week 3).
  • Birth Story (due by week 6).
  • Parent Narrative (due by week 11).
  • PowerPoint Presentation (due week 12).



Weeks 1-4

  • Introduction to Human Rights Education and Democratic Parenting
  • Anger Management as Emotional Regulation
  • Vulnerability and Belonging
  • Conflict – VOCAB
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Timeline: Due By Week 3

Weeks 5-8

  • Birth Stories: Due By Week 6
  • Dignity = Value, Acceptance, Voice and Choice
  • Emotional Courage
  • Effective Communication Skills Part I
  • Effective Communication with Kids Part II
  • Parenting Approaches

Weeks 9-12

  • A Sincere Apology
  • Perception and CBT (Congnitive Behavioral Thinking)
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-Care
  • Parent Narrative: Due By Week 11
  • Final PowerPoint Presentation: Due By Week 12
Course materials
Course details
Lectures 13
Assignments 13