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Raising Responsible Children

Raising Responsible Children

As a parent, one of your life goals is to raise responsible children. But being a parent gets hectic sometimes. During these times, keeping your focus on what matters most may feel challenging. However, you can still ensure that your kids become adults who show integrity and responsibility.

Parenting is the most challenging job you’ll ever have. But the rewards are incredible when you see that you’ve raised responsible children. Embark on your own journey to collect as much knowledge about parenting as you can.

These techniques will help you raise your children to be responsible, caring adults:

1. Treat your little ones with the respect and care they so richly deserve. No matter how trying your children can be, remind yourself they’re works in progress and will make many missteps along the way. They’re just trying to figure out this thing we call, “life.”

  • If you can consistently show tact, care and respect toward your children, you’ll see that doing so is like giving sunshine, water, and fertilizer to your garden.

2. Reinforce the positive. Offer praise and positive reinforcement to your children whenever they perform a task, skill, or job well. Everyone hopes that at some point, they’ll be noticed and recognized for doing something good.

  • Children especially need to hear compliments and praise. Making statements like, “good job” or “wow, that was wonderful” while looking your child in the eye will help him learn the importance of performing a job well. In turn, your child will become responsible.
  • Strive to be consistent in your efforts to reinforce your child’s desirable behaviors.

3. Let them learn natural consequences. Allow children to experience the natural consequences of their behavioral choices as long as those outcomes aren’t harmful. Rather than debating with a child, sometimes the parent has the luxury of sitting back and allowing a natural result to occur.

  • Automatic consequences teach powerful lessons about the importance of follow-through and taking responsibility for one’s own behavior.
  • For example, if your child doesn’t want to eat breakfast, they’ll experience the natural consequences of becoming hungry in an hour or two and will have to wait for lunch to eat. As a result, future episodes of skipping breakfast will most likely be reduced and a sense of taking responsibility for eating habits will be gained.

4. When teaching a child a new behavior, give clear, simple instructions. Make your expectations clear.

  • Then, demonstrate what you’ve asked the child to do so they can see how the behavior is properly done.
  • Next, allow your child to try the behavior.
  • Praise all efforts, no matter how small.
  • Avoid criticism or expecting perfection. Setting your standards overly high can “encourage” a child to be resistant to your requests in the future.
  • Smile and be positive in your approach.
  • Remind yourself that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
  • Stay close by when young children are learning and practicing new behaviors to offer guidance and build responsibility in your child.

5. Notice when your children perform tasks without your asking. Give recognition, or even a reward, for these times.

  • Allow your child to take ownership of his or her own behavior.
  • Send the message that, “Now that you’ve gotten your job done, it’s time to have some fun!” Saying, “You did such a good job sweeping the kitchen, I think we should go get some ice cream,” conveys that when you’re responsible, good things follow.

6. Avoid getting your children “off the hook” if they’ve misbehaved at school. You may want to take the fall to protect your kids, but doing so prevents them from learning the consequences of their actions.

  • At those times, also refrain from showing anger and disappointment. Instead, provide encouraging words about their completing whatever consequence the school issues. Mention that you have confidence they’ll get through the whole situation and go on to have a great school year.

Experiencing the joys of parenting contributes to an incredibly rich life. But raising responsible children requires effort and consistency. Infuse these suggestions into your master parenting plan, and you’ll be on your way toward raising your children to be responsible, caring adults.

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description:

The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description

The Certified Executive Coach program has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description:

The Certified life Coach program is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachMonday, June 17th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachTueday, July 23rd10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachWednesday, July 24th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachThursday, July 25th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, August 9th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET (Full)
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor