Why Holistic Positive Parenting?

Robert Myers, PhD

Dr. Myers has years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families and as a parent educator.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He also has been involved in the training of future child psychologists and child psychiatrists as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

“I am a parent, grandparent, child psychologist, parent educator, and I have served as an educator and supervisor for future child psychologists and child psychiatrists.

Over the more than 40 years of my professional experience, research in child development and child psychology has made astonishing discoveries related to neurodevelopment and neuropsychological functioning.

These discoveries have led to new insights into the parent-child relationship and new ways parents can support healthy development and assist children in developing and improving the necessary skills related to self-control, problem solving, getting along with others, completing tasks, self-reliance, and self-confidence.

Discoveries in social science and health have shown how important family life is to the physical and emotional health of all family members.

These scientific insights along with years of experience working with children of all ages and their families combined with my own life experience as a parent led to the development of this course. I hope you will enroll. I sincerely believe once you see and understand the big picture and gradually put into practice some of the easy to learn skills and family routines, you and your children will enjoy the lifelong benefits from your efforts.”

What you will learn from this course:

  • The basics of child development and child psychology every parent should know.
  • Easy and fun ways to make your home run more smoothly. Putting an end to constant struggles and daily frustration.
  • Learn not only how to stop inappropriate behavior and squabbles but to keep them from happening again.
  • How to help your children develop important skills through fun activities that will improve behavior, social skills, cooperation and feeling good about themselves.
  • How to put an end to homework hassles and increase your children’s desire to learn new things and read more for enjoyment and knowledge.
  • Find new fun ways to connect with each child and engage in fun family activities that leads to the development of resilience and self-esteem.
  • Suggestions for how to work together as a family to increase physical activity, better nutrition, and more restful sleep.
  • And much more including the importance of family mealtime, how to limit screentime, encourage creative activities, improve your child’s social skills, and encourage participation in school and community activities.

What you will receive from this course:

  • Six Lessons with over 10 hours of self-paced online lessons. Plus, a Workbook for each lesson.
  • Parent Online Forums & Monthly Newsletters Focused on The Age and Needs of Your Children. (Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age, Preteens and Teens)
  • Over 30 Charts and Tools to implement routines and strategies to create a smooth-running home and a cohesive family life.
  • Six Free Workbooks for kids and parents to develop skills.
  • Ten Free eBooks.
  • Supplemental videos for both parents and kids to continue learning the skills and putting them into practice.
  • Access to audio programs using hypnosis (progressing relaxation and guided imagery) for both parents and kids to improve communication, behavior, schoolwork, social skills, managing stress and more.
  • Mini courses to help you to apply your knowledge and skill to specific problem behaviors and issues related to specific ages and stages of development.
  • Links to highly respected government and educational websites providing additional free resources related to all topics covered by the course.
  • After each lesson, Dr. Myers will provide specific steps to get you started down the road to implementing what you just learned and how to use the tools to make sure of your success.
  • You are required to complete one lesson at a time. The first lesson provides the essential foundation for all remaining lessons. Each lesson builds upon the previous lessons to assure your success in achieving your goals.

Learn to handle, stop, and prevent inappropriate behavior and handle stressful parenting challenges.

Backtalk

Morning Hassles

Bedtime Battles

Sibling Rivalry

Skipping Chores

Teenage Drama

Homework Battles

Screentime Issues

Tantrums

Yelling

Defiance

Messy Room

Learn to nurture and grow positive development and character traits.

Self-esteem

Healthy Coping Skills

Social Skills

Resilience

Self-control

Academic Achievement

Independence

Motivation

Curiosity

Physical Fitness

Cooperation

Self-confidence

What Each Lesson Covers and What You Will Learn

Lesson 1 - Child Psychology 101 For Parents

This lesson provides parents with an overview of important and valuable data derived from neuroscience and attachment science. The information will help parents understand the concept of secure version insecure attachment, parenting styles, neuroplasticity, and executive functions.

Understanding the research findings will help parents maintain a positive and supportive relationship with their children, encourage healthy development, and use tools to help children and teens improve social-emotional skills to create a mutually trusting and collaborative relationship.

Lesson 2 - Family Building

This lesson helps you build a family unit that supports all family members and serves as a forum to plan family activities, the family meal plans for the week, and discuss and resolve problems.

You will learn how to work together to develop routines that keep the home running smoothly and improve cooperation and sharing responsibility.

You will also learn a simple strategy to handle homework hassles that will result in problem free, productive homework time that children and teens will be able to follow with success. This strategy was found to be highly successful by a study including 50,000 families from all 50 states. You will also receive tools to help your child or teen keep up to date with assignments.

We also provide links to highly regarded websites that provide free help for students to master difficult material. Several audio programs are provided for children and teens that improve concentration and basic learning skills.

Through family meetings and individual chats, you will be able to help children and teens develop personal goals and take more personal responsibility for their own lives.

All these elements result in improved self-confidence and resilience for all family members.

Lesson 3 - Clear Communication and Mindfulness

This lesson helps all family members develop practical communication skills.  Children and adults learn how to listen to others and understand their unique perspectives, including how they feel and their point of view.

Children and adults will learn how to improve emotional regulation to reduce conflict.  Parents will learn how to turn meltdowns into “teaching moments” that help resolve the issue and prevent future incidents.  Parents will learn how to provide appropriate consequences for behaviors that increase appropriate behavior and reduce inappropriate behavior.

Finally, all family members will be able to practice mindfulness, resulting in reduced stress, improved productivity, increased appreciation of life and the people in their life, and more enjoyment of life in general.

Lesson 4 - Connectedness

This lesson will help you understand the importance of staying connected with each family member and becoming more connected as a family.  You will discover the importance of play in children and teens and how to participate in play and fun activities individually with kids and teens and a family that promotes healthy intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.  Through bonding and connectedness, you strengthen relationships along with improving self-confidence, individuality, and resilience.

Lesson 5 - Family Fitness


This lesson provides suggestions for how a family can support a healthy lifestyle for all family members. It promotes working together to ensure all family members are getting the appropriate amount of exercise recommended by medical experts. Also covered are suggestions to improve the nutrition for kids and adults through family meals—finally, recommendations for seeing that all family members are getting enough sleep.

While addressing these vital health and wellness components, the lesson’s suggestions also improve family connectedness through shared physical activity experiences, promoting regular conversation for all to share their life experience, feelings, and concerns. The lesson also addresses bedtime issues that sometimes arise with kids and teens.

Lesson 6 - Screen Time Issues

All the previous lessons support behaviors and activities that naturally will reduce the time all family members spend on the screen.   By adopting a more active lifestyle, you are implementing the primary recommendation from medical experts on screen time reduction to increase healthy alternative activities that will replace screen time.

The lesson will also review the harm that can result from excessive screen time in kids and teens.  Parents are provided with the current recommendations for screen time for various age groups.

You will learn how to use the Family Media Plan tool provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Parents will learn about the importance of cyber safety and directed to resources to provide information and tools to protect kids and teens from the dangers associated with the use of digital devices and participating in social media. 

Audio Hypnosis Programs for
Children, Teens, and Parents

Hypnosis is a clinical psychological treatment that uses relaxation and concentration to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness which clinical research indicates is a safe and effective intervention to treat both physical and psychological symptoms.

These programs provide guided hypnosis using positive suggestions and stories to rewire your “automatic scripts”.  This causes your thoughts to travel down new, positive paths, rather than the same destructive paths that keep you stuck. In neuroscience, this is called neuroplasticity and simply means that the brain can change.

Selected Topics

Tantrums in Children

Overcoming Anxiety for
Kids and Teens

Happy Bedtime for
Young Children

Building Self-Confidence

Improving
Emotional Regulation

Overcoming Shyness

Improving Concentration

Motivation for Studying

Help With
Spelling, Reading, & Math

Patient Parent

Assertive Parenting

Handling a Difficult Child