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Power to Parent II: Helping Children Grow Up
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Power to Parent II: Helping Children Grow Up

Course Description

General information about the three-part Power to Parent series

This three-part Power to parent series delivers the best that developmental science has to offer to those who are our children`s best bet - parents and those who support them. The effect of the material is to restore parents to their natural intuition as well as to their rightful place in their children`s lives. The principles and dynamics apply to children of any age. Although some attention is given to the more perplexing problems of childhood, the general thrust of the course concerns issues and challenges facing most every parent.

This parent education series offers a complete approach to parenting. Rather than dumbing parents down with prescriptive solutions and superficial strategies, this series truly informs and educates so that parents can become the true experts in their children’s lives. The basic attachment and developmental needs of children are uncovered so that parents can become the answer to these needs. Challenging problems are explained is such a way that the root problems can be addressed.

Dr. Neufeld has had exceptional success as a parent consultant, working with thousands of families over the years. In this three-part series, he shares the insights and understandings that have changed the ways of countless of parents to the benefit of thousands of children.

Course Outline

The videocourse is divided into eight one-hour sessions.

Session 1: Parents and the Miracle of Maturation

- the growth analogy introduced

- the relative role of learning and maturation

- immaturity a primary cause of problems

- growth is rooted in attachment

- growth emanates from a place of rest

- the three maturing processes introduced

- maturation & the plant analogy

- maturation and the engine analogy

Session 2: How to Give Children the REST they Need to Grow

- how to take charge of the proximity work

- how to provide more than is being pursued

- how to keep the connection safe and secure

- how to fulfill a child’s attachment hunger

- how to convey trust in a child’s becoming

- two core reasons for chronic restlessness


- introducing the emergent process and its fruit

- the three tell-tale signs of the emergent life-force at work

- five ways in which children need to venture forth

- attachment and emergence

- why the nonemergent have trouble learning and behaving

Session 4: How to help children become their own persons

- how to draw out emergent activity

- how to give the ROOM a child needs

- how to nurture emergence by placing in charge

- how to get a child into the driver’s seat of life

- how to protect budding emergence and individuality

- how to deal with the nonemergent child

Session 5: Keys to Resilience, Resourcefulness & Recovery

- introducing the adaptive process and its fruit

- why children need to find their tears

- why some children lose their tears

- how some children emerge through attachment loss & lack

- why the tearless have problems learning and behaving

Session 6: How to help children accept limits and adapt to circumstances

- how to be both an agent of futility and an angel of comfort

- how to do the three-step dance of adaptation

- how to keep from spoiling one’s child

- how to know when a child needs to be danced to the turning point

- how to deal with the tearless child


- introducing the integrative process and its fruit

- the miracle of mixed feelings

- the neuroscience of maturation

- the stages of integrative development

- how Nature builds character & fosters morality

- why some children lack mixed feelings

- the magic of addition

- how to become a well-tempered parent


- how to get a good mix

- how to set the stage for mixed feelings

- how to use ‘tempering’ as a discipline technique

- how to know when your child suffers from the ‘preschooler syndrome’

- how to deal with the impulsive and immature child