How many times has someone advised you to “go with your gut” or “follow your instincts” when talking about how to handle your child’s tough behaviors?
And you’re left thinking… uhhhh, my gut is telling me to scream at my kid and I’m pretty sure that’s not right…
Do you ever wonder why parenting seems to come so naturally for everyone else, but not for you?
Truth is, it doesn’t come completely naturally for ANYONE!
Effective parenting is a very complex skill. It must be explicitly taught and consistently worked on just like learning to play an instrument, ride a horse, or crochet a blanket!
Parenting is no different.
The problem with “following our instincts” is that we will default to the way we were disciplined as kids if we don’t know any other way. If we haven’t learned new, more effective skills, then we fly on autopilot.
Isn’t it funny that we are totally cool with taking courses to learn all sorts of new things, but when it comes to the most important job in the world, we leave it to chance?
Leaving it to chance is risky. We’re talking about our kids’ futures here…
Do you want to “trust your instincts” only to find out years down the road that your child is suffering from depression, anxiety, anger issues, low self-esteem, etc? Will you wonder what you could’ve done differently when they were little?
Of course, you will.
And we don’t just have their futures to think about, we have the RIGHT NOW. You know, the precious time that we’re supposed to be soaking up with our little ones?
Well it’s kinda hard to do that when they’re constantly pressing our buttons and testing every last limit, isn’t it!?
We’ve all gotten to that tipping point where we just lose our ever-loving minds…
We yell. We say things we don’t mean. We freak out like a 5-year-old who just lost in a game of Candyland. And then the overwhelming feeling of guilt washes over us.
What if an expert could give us the exact tools to handle these situations effectively?
What if there was someone who could help make our home a much calmer and happier place?
Oh hey….there is!
Introducing Positive Parenting Solutions: Say Hello to Well-Behaved Children and Stress-free Parenting
Positive Parenting Solutions is an extremely comprehensive online course that will not only provide you with tons of different tools to help you through your toughest parenting moments, but also arm you with extensive knowledge about child brain development so you know WHY those behaviors are happening in the first place.
This information is truly invaluable.
In this post, I am going to take you through the entire course step-by-step so you know exactly what it has to offer and you can decide if it’s a good fit and a good investment for your family right now.
Here is what we will be covering:
- Course overview
- Training and tools
- The investment
- Why we love it
- Parent Reviews
- Final recommendations
Positive Parenting Solutions: Course Overview
The Positive Parenting Solutions online course is made up of seven training sessions that each contain about 6-8 individual lessons. Each lesson comes with a 5-25 minute video that takes you through all of the information and tools. You can follow along and take notes with the companion workbook.
The course as a whole contains more than 37 specific, battle-tested discipline strategies and step-by-step action plans for the most stressful parenting challenges – from the toddler years through the teens.
It was created by parenting educator and TODAY Show contributor, Amy McCready. Based on her extensive research, education, and experience, she teaches parents why children exhibit certain behaviors, how to figure out the root cause behind the behaviors, and how to calmly and confidently manage them.
Let’s take a closer look at those sessions and what they all include…
Digging Deeper: The Training and Tools Explained
Session One: Behind the Behavior: Your Kids, Explained!
In Session One, you’ll learn how your parenting style impacts your child’s behavior. If you’re not exactly sure what your style is, Amy provides a Parent Personality Assessment to find out! This session also gives tips on how to improve interactions with your child in addition to learning the most important tool in the whole course!
Session Two: Encouraging the Best in Our Kids
In Session Two, Amy shares powerful tools you can use to give your kids positive power. She helps you really look at yourself from your child’s perspective so you can see how it feels to be overpowered and discouraged. Amy provides a video of actual parents practicing and discussing this perspective-taking activity which gives so much more insight into it.
She then moves into teaching about rewards and why they don’t work for long-term success. Amy gives lots of examples of alternatives that can be used.
This session also includes information regarding chores and how to guarantee that they get completed by all family members. She goes over the ins and outs of allowance and how to do it effectively.
Session Three: Surviving the Tough Stuff: Control & Consequences
In Session Three, the topics of power, control, and consequences are covered in detail. Amy helps you understand the things that parents CAN control and the things that we CAN’T and how to use that in our daily parenting decisions. She covers lots of tools that can be used for even the most challenging power struggles including the big 10-Second Fix!
The session then moves to a discussion about how to master morning, after school, and bedtime routines without a fuss. She lays out the exact method on how to create the routines effectively and what steps to include for ultimate success.
Session Three closes out with a comprehensive guide to implementing consequences. You’ll leave knowing exactly how to craft the perfect consequence that truly teaches your child important lessons.
Session Four: Misbehavior with a Mission
In Session Four, you’ll receive even more in-the-moment tools for power struggles and how to really get to the root of why behaviors like whining, interrupting, and helplessness happen in the first place. You’ll learn your child’s hidden goals behind engaging in those behaviors, how to spot them, and then how to respond effectively.
This insight is truly game-changing!!
The lessons in this session also go over how to fill your child’s attention bucket, strategies for backtalk, badgering, and negotiating, and how to deal with more aggressive revenge behavior.
Session Five: Conflict Resolution and Sibling Rivalry
Session Five is all about teaching conflict resolution skills in order to foster a strong and healthy relationship between siblings. Amy talks about how you may unknowingly be escalating competition between your kids and how to go about shifting that so your kids feel like they are on an equal playing field (which reduces the fighting and arguing).
She gives you tools to handle sibling fighting in the moment even when it gets physical. Any parent with more than one child is going to get a TON of helpful information and tools in this session!
Session Six: All Together Now: The Tool That Calms Crazies and Makes Family Fun
In Session Six, you will shift your focus from the individual child over to your family as a whole. You’ll find out the most effective tool for family problem solving as well as strategies for family negotiation.
Also included in this session is how to increase empathy in your home and how to build your kids’ leadership capabilities.
Session Seven: Beat the Backslide: 7 Ways to Stick to it
In Session Seven, you’ll receive a big review of all the tools in the course as well as an awesome chart that serves as a roadmap for all misbehaviors discussed! You’ll be able to easily look up a behavior and see the corresponding strategy to use and preventative measures to take moving forward.
Amy talks about how to prevent a backslide into your old habits, how to identify if you’ve already started slipping, and how to get back on track. Important strategies for long-term parenting success are discussed.
Specialty and Expert Modules
In addition to your seven foundation training sessions, Amy also provides over 25 Specialty and Expert Modules which delve deeper into specific critical issues that you may encounter as a parent such as problems with bedtime, trouble with potty training, technology battles, and so many more!
She brings in the help of outside experts to talk about these specialty topics in order to provide you with the best information out there. One of my favorites is the potty training module which is co-taught by the author of Oh Crap! Potty Training, Jamie Glowacki.
Here are the Specialty Modules you’ll get access to:
- How to Get Your Partner on Same Parenting Page
- Bedtime Battles
- Chore Wars
- Potty Training 101
- Sibling Rivalry
- Technology Battles
- Morning Dawdling
- The Summer Contract
- Homework Hassles
- Tweens & Teens
- Mealtime Battles
- Ending the Entitlement Epidemic
- ABCs of Allowance
- 3 R’s of Back to School Success
And here are the Expert Modules:
- ADHD 101
- Bedwetting and Potty Accidents
- Sibling Bullying
- Divorce & Parenting
- Helping Your Struggling Student
- Talking to Kids About Sex (in a way that reflects your family values)
In each lesson, you will receive a whole bunch of different tools that can be used for specific behaviors and situations you encounter on a daily basis.
Amy introduces the tool and then goes deeper into how it works and provides examples on how to implement in your home with your kids.
At the end of each session, you’ll have the option to view “the toolbox” which includes a short summary of all tools discussed in that particular session. That way you don’t have to sift back through all of the information to find the tools.
The Positive Parenting Solutions course comes with a companion workbook which serves not only as a note-taking guide but also a comprehensive resource that you can refer back to whenever you’re dealing with a particular behavior that you need a tool for or just need to brush up on your strategies.
I printed out the entire workbook, put the packets in page protectors, and then placed them into a binder that I keep on my bookshelf for quick and easy access!
This workbook is very well-designed and will help you make the most out of the video lessons. All key points are included along with ample space for taking notes. This will allow you to easily go back to the information instead of trying to find what you need in the videos.
The Positive Parenting Solutions app is an amazing addition to this course! It allows you to access all of the course material on your iOS or Android device.
It even lets you DOWNLOAD all of the audio for each video straight to your device so you don’t need an internet connection or have to waste any mobile data when you’re learning on-the-go!
The app itself is available for Silver and Gold members, but the local download option is only available with the Gold membership.
Ask Amy Coaching Calls
Amy provides members with an opportunity to ask specific questions and then join her as she answers them. Once the live call is over, the recording is then added to the Members Area of the course so you can access it at any time.
The library of recorded coaching calls is organized by date and topics/questions discussed so you can easily choose the appropriate recording to listen to.
The Facebook Community
The members-only Facebook group is probably the best supplement to the Positive Parenting Solutions course! Gold members receive lifetime access to this amazing group where like-minded parents can support each other and help solve problems together.
The group currently has over 18k members and is growing every day! There are 5 total admins and moderators in the group to help answer your pressing questions (along with all of the members). Amy also jumps into discussions when she can!
Having a consistent and positive support system in place is key for continued success with the Positive Parenting approach. Lots of dedicated moms and dads here to celebrate your wins and help you through your challenges!
What’s the Investment?
I’m sure this is the part you really want to know about! You’ve realized that this course is jam-packed with information and tools to help you become the best parent you can be, but you’re unsure if it’s worth the investment.
Well, let’s chat about that…
The pricing is broken down into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
1 payment of $179
12 payments of $17.95
1 payment of $249
12 payments of $24.95
1 payment of $299
12 payments of $29.95
Hold up though…
If you register for Amy’s free webinar, then you’ll receive a 10% discount and free upgrade automatically!
So the pricing breakdown would then look like this:
The free upgrade makes it a Silver package.
1 payment of $179
12 payments of $17.95
1 payment of $224
12 payments of $22.45
Here is what’s included at each level:
Honestly, you gotta go for the gold here! There are so many benefits to going with the best package (more bang for your buck) that you won’t receive with the others including:
- Access to the private Facebook group
- Access to the Ask Amy coaching calls (both live and recorded)
- Option to download the lessons straight to your phone from the app
Why we love it
There are so many things we love about this course but here are the main ones:
- Amy as a very experienced and relaxed instructor
- The accompanying workbook is very comprehensive and helpful as it emphasizes the key points and takeaways
- The video quality is great
- There are recorded workshops to further demonstrate and discuss key points so you feel like you’re there with the group!
- An entire FAQ handout is available which includes every follow-up question you were thinking about throughout the sessions!
- Each session includes a popup toolbox at the end which lists the tools discussed so you don’t have to keep scrolling back to look them up
- There are lots of related articles provided to further enhance your understanding of key concepts
- The interactive activities are really fun and engaging (e.g. Parenting Style Assessment)
- The mobile app is absolutely amazing. Perfect for learning on-the-go!
- Additional expert and specialty modules available on 25+ popular topics
- There is a money back guarantee (but you won’t need it)
What other parents have to say
Read more testimonials here.
I can confidently say as a parent and an expert in the area of Positive Discipline, that the Positive Parenting Solutions course will be the absolute best investment you make as a parent. I know it was for my husband and I.
We gained so much insight into our kids’ behaviors and learned so many amazing tools to help manage any behaviors that came our way. It also taught us how we could change our language and home environment in order to promote good behavior on a daily basis.
You’ll no longer have to wonder if you’re doing the right thing or making the right parenting decision.
Get started on creating a family life that you love with this free webinar where you’ll learn…
- The 2 reasons kids really misbehave
- How your personality may fuel power struggles with your kids
- Why timeouts and punishments backfire
- The 5 R’s of fair and effective consequences
- Answers to your burning questions
- Solutions to your discipline dilemmas
You’ll also get 2 special ‘Thank You’ gifts for attending in addition to 10% off the course!
You’re going to love it!