Many parents think children will learn everything they need to know about life by going to school. Unfortunately (or fortunately), parents themselves play an important part in helping kids develop in a healthy way. That is why I have been running parenting classes for many years.
I believe that by working with parents and giving them skills to help their own kids, we can help children all around the world. Even the best teachers and coaches in the world are not as good as Mom and Dad.
Unfortunately, if Mom and Dad are not careful with their parenting, they can also have a negative impact. Many people end up in therapy years later, trying to deal with traumas from childhood. I want to make sure the children I see never need to see a therapist.
As parents, we want to give our kids the best start in life. To set the foundation for a successful future. The best way to do this is to start early, before issues become part of a child’s identity. Let me give you an example.
I see a lot of children with learning disabilities through my work. Learning disabilities are quite common and they can be managed quite well. But there is a critical point. When the child is convinced that something is wrong with them, that, is a lot harder to fix. Parents with the right skills can help their children deal with problem before they become part of their identity. These are the kinds of skills I teach in my parenting classes.
Over the years, I asked parents why they decided to come to my parenting classes. I wanted to know what they were thinking, what triggered their search for parenting classes and what their criteria was for picking a service.
The answers I received were interesting, and even a little surprising. Here are just some of them.
Why Parents Take Parenting Classes
- “I wanted to learn a new parenting skill”
- “My doctor gave me your contact details”
- “I felt I was a bad parent”
- “I realized I was not coping”
- “A friend of mine recommended I come and see you”
- “I am afraid my kids will hate me”
- “My lawyer gave me your contact details”
- “My child is not happy”
- “I need help”
- “Our life is complicated as we are a blended family”
- “I want to be a happy parent”
- “I wanted to complete it in one day and your parenting program allowed me to do it”
- “I went to a psychologist and it didn’t work”
- “Your program wasn’t endless”
- “You live not far from me”
- “I need tools to deal with my step kids”
- “I needed the program for court and the judge gave me your contact”
- “My kids are turning into teens and I wanted to prepare”
- “I read one of your articles”
- “I saw you in a presentation”
- “My wife made me come”
- “I don’t know how to parent”
- “You are famous for miracles”
- “I want to improve my relationship with my children”
- “I liked your website”
- “I am a single parent”
- “My doctor said I have post natal depression and he does not want to give me medication and he suggested I come and see you”
- “I liked your approach”
- “I wanted to meet you in person”
- “I don’t have kids but I want to prepare myself”
- “The price seemed reasonable”
- “I am working during the day. I couldn’t find any other parenting classes I could complete in the evening”
- “I chose the Happy Parents Raise Happy Kids because it focused on parents and not the kids”
- “I felt lost and tired of fighting with my kids”
These are just some of the most common reasons why parents joined my parenting classes. If you are looking for something from this list, that is completely normal. Contact us and we can give you tools, support and help on your parenting journey.