The Younger Years
1. What's Inside Your Child's Head? In five lessons, Al Friesen begins with an overview of the ENRICH program and then gets right into understanding children's behaviour and our own discipline practices.
2. How Emotions Can Trap Us? In the next five lessons Al Friesen proposes creative and effective ways for parents to help blend three important components into a well-functioning family unit. This session demonstrates how parents' overzealous attempts at being “good” to their children by doing many things for the child that the child can and should be doing for themselves - may actually result in negative personal development for the child. This can lead to a weakening in the blending process desired for wholesome family-building.
3. Building Your Child’s Self Respect These five lessons suggest how parents can learn to under- stand how praise and encouragement differ, how negative attitudes and behavior feed discouragement, and how positive attitudes and behavior contribute to encouragement as we foster a healthy family unit.
4. Do You Really Hear Your Children? Al Friesen suggests how to build effective listening skills and show real empathy with your children by learning to graciously walk in your child’s shoes while building a healthy family unit.
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5. What Is The Problem? Session five proposes creative and effective ways for parents to understand how to identify and acknowledge an issue they are facing with their children, how to examine different potential solutions, learn to determine who the problem really belongs to, and then find effective ways to express feelings to your child, as you continue to build a well-functioning family unit.
6. How to Be Responsible This session suggests how to identify various commonly employed parental methods – authoritarian, permissive, and responsible. He then examines the effects of using reward and punishment or consequences on your child.
7. How to Avoid Being Manipulated This next lesson considers methods for parents to become pro-active instead of reactive and, more importantly, choose the correct action, as they seek to build a healthy family unit.
8. Finding Solutions to Problems Do you struggle with “finding solutions to problems” in your home? Most of us do. Al Friesen suggests how to learn to understand, how to be in charge in a non-threatening way, and learn to work together as you continue to build a well-functioning family unit.