As part of the APtitude family you’ll get:
- 10 Module online Positive Discipline Course
- APtitude podcast series with the APUK directors
- Monthly interactive group call with Michelle & Michael
- Facebook group with live experts & real-time support
Positive Discipline Online Course
A guilt-free, perspective-shifting way to love your parenting
A unique online course with a heart-led approach to common parenting challenges (from toddlers to tweens) so you can gain cooperation without threats or rewards and can stay calm and connected during your child’s biggest emotions.
- Parenting Style questionnaire
- Videos, quizzes and reflection questions
- Flexi-study – do as little as 5 minutes a day
- Learn on your mobile, tablet or laptop
What Will I Learn?
Module 1: An introduction to Positive Discipline
The first module encourages you to explore your own perception of ‘discipline’ – what does it mean to you? We will also look at your discipline techniques and how effective you feel they are, as well as defining what Positive Discipline is (and isn’t!)
Module 2: The impact of your discipline style
By the end of the second module, you’ll understand the relationship between Beliefs and Behaviours and complete a quiz to understand how they manifest in your own practice. You’ll also learn about Democratic, Autocratic, Permissive and Uninvolved parenting, enabling you to recognise these in practice both in yourself and others.
Module 3: Childhood brain development
Module 3 explores the left and right hemispheres of the brain and how these vary during a child’s development. You’ll learn how to recognise right and left-brain scenarios and positive tools to deal with them. You’ll also gain an understanding of ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ brain activity, and how to use this knowledge to increase childrens’ innate well-being, emotional intelligence and common sense.
Module 4: Setting boundaries with confidence
Module 4 explores best-practice for boundaries that are effective and feel safe for the child. You’ll learn to recognise firmness with kindness and without, and explore different scenarios involving threats and consequences.
Module 5: Tantrums & power struggles
Module 5 will give you the tools to help understand why tantrums and power struggles happen, and how to allow your child their experience without feeling it personally.
Module 6: Stress-free sleep times
Understand the phenomenon of the ‘forbidden sleep zone’ and how the homeostatic sleep drive and the circadian alerting system impact on your child’s ability to fall asleep. This module will equip you with proven tools to de-stress night-times for both you and your child.
Module 7: Praise & encouragement
This module takes an in-depth look at the cultures of praise and encouragement, the difference between the two and how they impact on you and your child. You’ll learn the key types of praise and encouragement, and the potential for improving your child’s learning and happiness index.
Module 8: Rewards & punishment
In the 8th module you’ll gain an understanding of the role of rewards and punishment, and examine your own perceptions of the ‘carrot and stick of discipline’ and how you might be using subtle punishments even when you think you’re not.
Module 9: Aggression & manners
At the end of this module, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the psychology behind a child’s impulsive aggressive behaviours, as well as your own reaction to them. Children hitting, biting and kicking can be one of the greatest challenges to a parent or carer – it can also be seen as an opportunity to show your child how to be calm, kind and firm in an emotional situation.
Module 10: Siblings & other children
Learn how comparisons, roles and labels can impact on your child, and how to maintain positive parenting practices when children are arguing with each other.
The community tells us
The course really helped me reflect on my parenting and make changes that have been highly beneficial to my family and my childminding business.
If only nurseries/childcare qualifications taught this. Years I spent training and there’s more valuable information in these few modules I’ve done than my NVQs.
I’ve learnt a lot more about child development and I understand why my daughter feels frustrated/angry/upset and know how to help her through it.
I would highly recommend the course for all parents regardless of where they are in their parenting journey- you won’t fail to take away something valuable!
Listen to our exclusive APtitude Podcast Series
- Episode 1 – Why Mood Matters
- Episode 2 – Setting Boundaries With Love Not Fear
- Episode 3 – How To Respect Tantrums & Power Struggles
- Episode 4 – The Surprising Outcomes of Rewards & Praise
- Episode 5 – Toddlerhood – The Most Violent Time Of Life
- Episode 6 – Settling In For Stressless Sleep
Jump on our monthly APtitude call-ins
- Hosted by Michelle & Michael
- Interactive live hourly webinars
- Ask questions for instant answers
- Listen on audio-only or mute
The hAPpily & APtitude Facebook group provides real-time support and live Q&As featuring experts in parenting including:
Kids Reflexology, Director
Calm Family, Director
Dangerous Dads Network, Director