There are 12 Continuing Education Units included with this course.
Next to marriage, parenting is one of the most difficult tasks in life. From nuclear families to step families to multi-generational families, parenting certainly has its challenges. With all of the different types of families out there, this course will help you coach each of them and address their specific needs. With biblical insights and the best experts in the parenting field, this class will prepare you to confidently coach and care for each family that comes your way.
- MLCP 101: Introduction to Parent CoachingThere is a pressing need for competent Christian parent coaches today. Dr. Scalise, Dwight Bain and Jennifer Cisney introduce this growing segment of life coaching and take a closer look at the various opportunities that are available. A discussion of family dynamics and principles will help coaches in connecting effectively with families.
- MLCP 102: Coaching Couples in Parent Skills and Family CommunicationsMany couples become so absorbed into the lives of their children that they allow themselves far too little time to nurture their marriage. In this lesson, the delicate balancing act that parents must perform in order to maintain their relationships with their children and with each other will be discussed.
- MLCP 103: Emotion Coaching Your Kids:
A New Parenting TechniqueEmotion coaching is a key to raising content, resilient and well-adjusted children, especially in today’s over-stimulated society. Based on the research of John Gottman, Dr. Gary Sibcy shares important principles and parenting techniques related to secure healthy parent-child attachments and emotional self-regulation.
- MLCP 104: Giving the Blessing to Your ChildrenBeginning with Jacob and Esau in Genesis 27, receiving the blessing of parents, grandparents, or elders has been an innate desire for every person. This lesson will teach students the importance of the blessing, five keys to all the blessings found in the Old Testament, and how to redeem the blessing people may have never received so that their children are blessed.
- MLCP 105: How to Create a Special Playtime with Your ChildrenThe quality of the child-parent relationship is a primary ingredient for successful parenting. Drs. Sweeney and Homeyer share two primary rules about this relationship, along with recognizing the differences among children in the same family, the nature of play, and how to respond to a child’s feelings.
- MLCP 106: Teens and Sex: Parenting with Grace and TruthIn a culture that continues to push the limits on defining and describing sexuality as simply a play thing or a wildly free behavior that has no connection to a person’s soul, today’s youth need the church to help them sort out the varied issues regarding their sexuality and to recognize that God is faithful in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of teenage sexual behavior and choices.
- MLCP 107: Setting Limits: Balanced Rules and Effective Discipline StrategiesRaising emotionally stable, well-behaved, and well-balanced children is a challenge for any parent in today’s world. Dr. Eric Scalise takes an honest look at a number of related issues such as developmental stages, dysfunctional family rules, parenting styles, and effective discipline strategies.
- MLCP 108: The Mother’s Role in Parenting and Family LifeIn this lesson, Dr. Mintle will review the three phases of teen development, discuss the coaching style of parenting and the fourteen basic principles effective in creating strong sons and daughters. The importance of self-care will be discussed as moms tend to give to others and ignore their own needs.
- MLCP 109: The Father’s Role in Parenting and Family LifeFathers are not only important in the lives of children, but they are also important in society in general. But in recent years, there has been an organized movement among the politically correct to de-emphasize and re-invent the role of the father as well as the institution of the family. The presence of a father in the life of a child is instrumental to a child becoming a successful and healthy adult.
- MLCP 110: Coaching Strategies for Single MomsThere are 12.2 million single moms in America. These women face unique challenges and a heavy burden. Dr. Sharon Morris May understands. Participants will laugh and cry throughout this lesson as she shares her own story of being a single mom. She offers tips and guidelines for single moms that will help make them better women and better parents.
- MLCP 111: Yours, Mine and Ours: Living in a Blended FamilyStepfamilies are unique families with special obstacles and stressors. Providing care and encouragement requires a basic understanding of unique stepfamily dynamics, as well as interventions that bring stability to the family over time. This lesson presents a rationale for stepfamily ministry, provides a conceptual overview of stepfamily development, and describes key stressors and interventions to help stepfamilies overcome them.
- MLCP 112: Parenting from StrengthEvery parent has the potential to develop a skill set that allows for parenting from a position of strength. Dr. John Trent describes the concept of three-point triangulation, while helping parents understand how their personalities impact their own strengths as well as the strengths of their children.