1.  Module One:  Introduction and Raising Responsible Kids
Participants will learn:
  • That mistakes made early in a child’s life provide valuable learning opportunities if handled appropriately by parents
  • The importance of holding children accountable for their poor decisions through the use of logical or natural consequences
  • Why giving repeated warnings and lectures interferes with the development of responsibility and character
  • That mistakes made in life typically have much smaller “price tags” than those made later on
  • Four steps for using childhood mistakes and misbehavior to teach responsibility
  • Why teaching responsibility leads to the development of a positive self-concept

2.  Module Two:  The Love and Logic Formula
Participants will receive an introduction to Love and Logic’s “C.O.O. L.” formula:
  • “C” stands for control that’s shared (the importance of sharing healthy control through choices within limits)
  • “O” stands for ownership of the problem (why it’s essential that children be allowed to own and solve the problems they create)
  • “O” also stands for opportunity for thinking/decision making (an introduction to using empathy to place children in “thinking mode” instead of “fighting
  • L stands for let empathy and consequences do the teaching (an introduction to the importance of using empathy and logical consequences instead of
    anger and punishment)

3.  Module Three:  “C” Stands for “Control That’s Shared”
Participants will learn:
  • That perceived control is a basic human emotional need
  • That we can either give control on our terms or wait for our children to take it from us on their terms
  • Specific guidelines of sharing control through choices
  • Rules for the appropriate use of choices
  • When not to give choices

4.  Module Four:  “O” is for “Ownership of the Problem”
Participants will learn:
  • About the “Helicopter,” “Drill Sergeant,” and “Consultant” styles of parenting
  • Why parents who hover and rescue, as well as parents who bark orders, steal their children’s opportunity to solve problems and learn
  • Why these two types of parents raise children with low self-esteem
  • Five steps for being a Consultant parent who guides their children to own and solve their problems
  • How to determine when it’s your problem versus your child’s
  • Tips for avoiding arguments and power struggles

5.  Module Five:  “O” is also for “Opportunity for Thinking”
Participants will learn:
  • Why telling children what to do results in power struggles
  • How to set limits by describing what you will do or allow (using “Enforceable Statements”)
  • How to apply enforceable statements to everyday issues such as meals, homework, allowance, arguing, etc.
  • How to replace idle threats with enforceable limits
  • The importance of taking time, getting support, and practicing before implementing logical consequences (the “Strategic Training Session”)

6.  Module Six:  “L” stands for “Let Empathy and Consequences Do the Teaching”
Participants will learn:
  • The difference between logical consequences and punishment
  • Why punishment frequently leads to resentment, revenge, avoidance, and other problems
  • How to use empathy to help children learn from consequences, instead of feeling resentful and angry
  • Why empathy allows parents to remain the “good guy” while allowing the consequences of their children’s poor decisions to be the “bad guy”
  • Guidelines for developing effective logical consequences

7.  Module Seven:  Let’s Wrap It Up and Take It Home
Participants will learn:
  • About the connection between chores, responsibility, and self-esteem
  • Steps for enforcing the completion of chores…without having to resort to threats, warnings, anger, or bribes
  • When to seek professional help
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1.  Module One:  Neutralizing Students Arguing
Participants will learn:
  • That arguing is one way that challenging students exert unhealthy control over classrooms and schools
  • How adult-child arguments often contribute to the development of more serious acting-out behavior
  • Why reasoning with arguing students is ineffective
  • A practical skill for disengaging from arguments by repeating one statement like a “broken record”
  • How to apply this skill with empathy instead of anger or sarcasm

2.  Module Two:  Delayed Consequences
Participants will learn:
  • About research that shows why consequences do not always need to be immediate
  • How to delay consequences in a way that yields the benefits of delayed consequences and immediate consequences at the same time
  • That delayed consequences allow one to calm down, develop an effective plan, and avoid “knee-jerk” reactions
  • Why repeated warnings are damaging to students and schools
  • How to develop an enforceable classroom discipline plan

3.  Module Three:  Empathy
Participants will learn:
  • How the human brain responds to threat by narrowing thinking and shifting into “fight or flight”
  • That empathy is a powerful tool for helping students remain in “thinking mode”
  • That providing empathy before delivering consequences allows students to learn from the consequences…instead of developing resentment toward the
  • Why empathy without accountability leads to irresponsibility and low self-esteem
  • Practical tips for using sincere empathy even when anger feels more natural

4.  Module Four:  The Recovery Process
Participants will learn:
  • How to use the “recovery area” approach to preserve the learning environment when one or more students become chronically disruptive
  • The basic goals of this approach
  • The importance of adapting this approach to their unique school
  • What to do if a student refuses to go to Recovery when asked
  • Related legal issues and tips for explaining this approach to parents

5.  Module Five:  Developing Positive Teacher/Student Relationships
Participants will learn:
  • How coercive strategies and tangible rewards backfire with disruptive, resistant students
  • That positive teacher-student relationships are the key to success with such student
  • The difference between general praise and specific encouraging feedback
  • The importance of greeting students each day with friendly eye contact, a smile and a handshake
  • The “One-Sentence Intervention” technique for building successful relationships with the most challenging students

6.  Module Six:  Setting Limits with Enforceable Statements
Participants will learn:
  • Why it is important for educators to set fair and consistent limits with students
  • How to set such limits in ways that decrease resistance and power struggles
  • How to set limits that are easily enforceable
  • Specific examples of enforceable limits, or “enforceable statements”
  • How to enforce limits through the use of questions

7.  Module Seven:  Using Choices to Prevent Power Struggles
Participants will learn:
  • That a general sense of personal control is a basic human emotional need
  • That most people will do almost anything to regain control
  • How to share control to gain more of it
  • Guidelines for sharing control though choices within limits
  • Specific examples of appropriate versus inappropriate choices

8.  Module Eight:  Quick and Easy Preventative Interventions
Participants will learn:
  • About research showing that effective teachers spend most of their time and energy preventing behavior problems instead of reacting to them
  • Specific interventions designed to prevent disruptive behavior
  • Guidelines for using preventative interventions versus using logical consequences
  • The importance of addressing discipline on two levels: prevention of misbehavior and accountability for poor behavior
  • That positive teacher-student relationships are the foundation of preventative discipline

9.  Module Nine:  Guiding Students to Own and Solve Their Problems
Participants will learn:
  • Five steps for helping students learn to own and solve their problems
  • Why it’s important that educators avoid rescuing students by solving their problems for them
  • How to avoid resistance while helping students learn to problem-solve
  • Guidelines for determining when to allow students to solve problems versus when to step in
  • The importance of keeping our disciplinary discussions with students very brief
1.  Module One: ”Handling Misbehavior without Breaking a Sweat”
Participants will learn:
  • Techniques to end whining, arguing, and negotiating
  • How to handle misbehavior while shopping

2.  Module Two: ”Teaching Kids to Listen… the First Time”
Participants will learn:
  • How to get kids to behave without lecture, threats, or bribes
  • An alternative to Time-out

3.  Module Three: “Avoiding Power Struggles”
Participants will learn:
  • How to use effective choices for sharing power
  • Tools to end bedtime battles

4.  Module Four: “Limits Create Happier Parents, Happier Kids, and Happier Families”
Participants will learn:
  • How to set loving limits for potty training, picky eaters and more!
  • Tools to end the morning battles

5.  Module Five: “What to Do When Your Kids Leave You Speechless”
Participants will learn:
  • How to use delayed and universal consequences
  • How to implement the Strategic Training Session