Welcome Message and Course Info/Updates From Dr. Brett
Greetings and Welcome to Parenting For Success!
First and foremost, thank you for placing your trust in this program that I'm so excited to finally make available as a video-based course! Your trust is something that I do not take lightly. For this reason, I want to ensure that the information meets your expectations and (more importantly) helps you support a more positive family experience. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any suggestions that could help improve the course or questions regarding any of the materials. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments sections or email me directly at [email protected]
Before you get started, there are a few things to note as you start your journey through the materials:
- There IS a downloadable workbook that accompanies the information in this course! You can access it by clicking on this link or scrolling down to the final lecture section at the bottom of the course sections (below Section 6). The workbook includes summaries of the information, intervention tip sheets and sample worksheets. Also available in the Workbook Section are screen shots of several "key point" graphics that you will see throughout the program.
- There are a few instances throughout the videos where I mention "Part 3 of this course." For clarification, Parenting For Success is a progressive three-part series. Part 1 (Understanding The Behavior Equation) and Part 2 (Mindful and Proactive Parenting) are covered in this current course. Part 3 (Developing Targeted and Effective Behavior Support Plans) is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in early spring 2021!
- Some parents have asked if the interventions in this course also apply to older children. The short answer is YES! I've always said, it doesn't matter if I'm working with a 5-year-old, a 15-year-old, or a 45-year-old...the behavior principles are pretty consistent across the ages. HOWEVER, the way in which we apply the interventions must be adjusted to accommodate the age. For example, using "praise/positive attention" will help encourage behaviors across all ages, but the way we use it for a toddler is going to look much different than how it will look/sound for a teenager or an adult...or at least it should in most cases. ;)
One final note as we get started: Remember that positive and effective parenting will not make every day in your family journey easy, but it can help you make every day count!
Thank you again for your participation and welcome to the Behavior Compass Academy!