Basically, there are three types of parents:
- Those who haven’t had parenting problems yet.
- Those who have found or learned effective skills that solved their parenting problems.
- Frustrated parents (not necessarily first-time parents) who are seeking advice on how to solve their problems.
If you’re of the first type, bookmark this post because you are likely to use it someday. All parents encounter problems from time to time.
For parents falling into the second bracket, you must count yourself as lucky, and please leave a comment and share your experiences to enlighten others on your epic parenting!
For the last type of parents, breathe easy – you’re in the right place.
Ok, so really there’s just one kind of parent – everyone encounters problems from time to time, but there are ways to solve your parenting headaches.
Whatever age your kids are and whatever the issues you’re having, you will benefit from learning some effective skills and techniques to help you keep your cool in challenging situations.
Let me introduce you to Positive Parenting Solutions (PPS), a fantastic online parenting class.
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Why I’m So Assured about the Course?
Kids can be a challenge. I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.
Whether it’s toddlers in the ‘troublesome twos’ who won’t go to bed, kids who are addicted to their personal devices, or teens who have suddenly decided to cease all communication with the mothership.
Parenting woes are pretty much ongoing until your little angels are all grown up (and, possibly, have little ‘angels’ of their own, thereby making them realize what little horrors they were).
Who’s Amy and What’s PPS?
Based on her own parenting experiences, Amy researched Adlerian psychology and positive discipline, and implemented the skills she learnt with her own kids.
Finding an astonishing transformation, Amy put together the PPS course to share her knowledge with other desperate parents.
A parenting contributor for the Daily Show, endorsed by over 75,000 families and the author of two best-selling books, there’s little doubt that Amy knows what she’s talking about!
Her course is focused on helping you become the parent you want to be – not the parent who loses their temper, not the parent who resorts to the same old discipline system, but the parents who is in control and uses methods that have been proven to work.
In case you asked: these books are not included in the online course and would need to be purchased separately. They are good companions to the course, but the course is much more in-depth.
Conquering power struggles at their core is one of the first things you’ll need to grasp to reach your goals.
The course is an all-inclusive roadmap that covers everything from toddlers to teens, and her handy toolbox offers solutions for a variety of issues you may be facing.
Following these classes will help you to bring out the best in your kids, as well as enable you to be the best parent you can.
One of the best features of the PPS is the Parent Personality Assessment, which helps you keep track of your personal behaviors and mindset throughout the course.
It may be the case that certain behaviors displayed by you are actually what is triggering poor reactions from your kids.
Don’t worry – all parents have moments like this. The main thing is identifying bad habits and negative influences, and getting into the routine of acting, talking and responding mindfully.
Other Great Features of the Course
Most of the basic videos are between five and fifteen minutes long, so it won’t take up loads of your time when you want to get stuck in with the basics.
If you’re looking at advanced specialist modules and feel like you really need more support with something, the videos last from 60 to 90 minutes, and go into lots of detail. You won’t be left wanting for information on the advanced topics.
Signing up to the course gives you lifetime access, so if you’re looking at topics like Teens and Tweens and thinking ‘This isn’t useful for parenting my 5-year-old’, don’t worry – the course will still be there for you to access when it is relevant for you and your family life.
Online and offline
The course is 100% online, with optional printable materials. Review materials on the go, or from the comfort of your computer room at home. Check out the course online, or download whatever you like to view when you don’t have Wi-Fi. There’s also a mobile app available to some memberships.
Take your time
There’s also no timeline or deadline – the course is self-paced and you can take it at your own speed.
Getting a Taster
If the PPS course sounds good to you but you’d like to have a sample before you buy, there are freebies online that you can check out before you make the commitment to membership.
Sign up to a free webinar where you’ll get some basic information from Amy about the course and learn some coping strategies for troublesome situations.
In the webinar, Amy will cover the following topics:
- Reasons why kids misbehave
- What’s wrong with ‘time out’ punishments
- An introduction to consequences
- Power struggles, and what triggers misbehavior
You’ll also get a downloadable workbook and a document of tips when you sign up for the webinar, and all of this free with no obligation to join the full course.
There are three different membership options – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Naturally, the more you pay and the higher level of membership you sign up for, the more materials and support you’ll receive.
Whichever membership you decide to go for, the basic course is the same. You’ll get access to more than 37 “tools” to use when you need them, and can watch the 49 on-demand videos that make up the bulk of the course.
These videos are spread over seven sessions, which you can complete in your own time.
To keep you on track, you’ll also get handy hints sent directly to your email that can set you off thinking about something in a different way.
For example, this helpful nugget was included in one recent email, and has reminded me about a session I should take another look at:
Ask Amy Group Coaching Calls
Signing up to a structured course is all well and good, but sometimes we can feel like our personal parenting questions just aren’t being answered.
What if you have an issue with your child that hasn’t been covered in the course, or a problem where you feel like you’re the only one experiencing something.
This can be an isolating experience, but for Gold members of the PPS course, you can sign up for Ask Amy Group Coaching Calls to have your unique questions answered.
The coaching calls are top-rated by parents who have signed up for them, and benefitted from the feedback they’ve received.
With GOLD enrolment you can participate in Ask Amy Group Coaching calls as often as you like for a full year. Seriously – as often as you like! If you want to sign up for several sessions in one week, that’s absolutely allowed. The service is for you, so use it as much as you like.
During the session, join Amy to ask a question or just listen to what other parents want to know.
Regardless of the situations you face with your kids, it’s possible that you will learn from the solutions Amy provides to other parents.
Participation is by phone or webcast. Look for the weekly emails that Amy sends with the upcoming dates and times for the coaching calls, and join in whenever it’s helpful for you.
Also, with Gold Membership, you also have unlimited access to the Ask Amy transcripts.
That means that you can go through all the Q&A in sessions that have already happened to search for something to help you out, and you can do the same with any sessions that happen in the future.
We can’t recommend the course highly enough, and 99% of Amy’s customers agree with us.
However, if you find that you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, you have 30 days to change your mind.
PPS has a 30 day refund policy, and you can find out more about how to request a refund here.
If you still haven’t’ decided if the course is for you, check out the Positive Parenting Solutions Blog. Amy regularly adds new articles that deal with a variety of issues parents face.
Scroll down or search to see if your burning questions have already been answered – implement the advice, and if you’re happy with the solution then it’s a surefire way to know that the course is worthwhile.
Blog topics include things like:
We really hope you’ll take a look at this brilliant course and see what it can do for you and your family.
If you feel like you’re at your wits end and have tried everything, don’t give up – until you’ve tried this, you haven’t tried everything.