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Breakthrough Parenting gives you a genuine understanding of how children function, not just "tips on parenting."


You're gonna love it here. 


***PLEASE READ*** Course Description: The Breakthrough Parenting program is taught by Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor, Mr. Mike Brown, MA, CBPI, CAMS-1, and has been offered continuously since 1983. It is based on Dr. Jayne Major’s many years of Ph.D. research in the field of parenting at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), and subsequent decades of training a wide variety of parent populations. For more than 30 years, this has been a court-referred program, with great appreciation from family court judges who have seen results from this skills-building program that greatly exceeded what other programs were able to provide, especially in high conflict cases (98%+ of our parent populations).

The Breakthrough Parenting program has received numerous awards and commendations from the Los Angeles City Attorney, a Los Angeles County Supervisor and two Los Angeles Mayors.

Successful completion of the Breakthrough Parenting Advanced Parenting Program is determined through review and verification of the very comprehensive 75-page workbook and written exam that covers all areas of the 294-page textbook and requires an understanding of how to implement what is learned in the parent’s own family, as opposed to rote learning of theoretical concepts.


If the parent is not able to demonstrate a genuine understanding of his or her current family situation, including changes needed for both short-term and long-term success, we do not certify completion.


Your training will cover the following 10 major areas of Co-Parenting:


1. Three Approaches to Raising Children

How to teach children to assume responsibility; How to discipline with influence and teaching instead of endless power struggles


2. Identifying the Source of Behavior

How feelings, thoughts, and needs manifest; How to find our balance by moving back to center, both in ourselves as parents and in our children; How to develop compassion in children; How to teach responsibility effectively


3. Helping Children Build a Healthy Self-Esteem

How labels can become self-fulfilling prophecies; How to reinforce good behavior; How to transform children’s mistakes into positive learning experiences that stick.


4. Communicating Effectively

A formula for receptive listening that gets children to tell you more and creates “teachable moments” where they listen to you intently; How to do easy perception checking to avoid getting stuck in conflict; How to communicate in discipline situations without getting into power struggles; How to develop Assertive communication; How to set boundaries without feeling rude; How to avoid “the blame game” by focusing on what needs to be done to make things right


5. Influencing Your Children

Positively Understanding how children learn; How being Authoritative rather than Authoritarian can greatly reduce your workload; Four leadership styles and when to use each; Misguided parenting methods to avoid; Understanding child abuse and neglect; Problems with punishment; How punishment can backfire; How words can hit as hard as a fist; Effective discipline with less effort by using influence to teach instead of using punishment; How to teach children to take responsibility from a young age; Creating clear Agreements that actually work; When to use different kinds of Agreements; Using Natural and Logical Consequences instead of “Punishment Consequences”; Handling Temper Tantrums in Toddlers, Teens, and Adults; How to set boundaries without feeling “rude”; How to use Timeouts for reflection, not punishment


6. How Children Think

Understanding how Play Is A Child’s Work; How children think in the ‘now’; Why children think in ‘black and white’ until puberty; Magical thinking (when children think they are responsible for all bad things in the family); Appreciating your children’s multi-faceted mind beyond just “math" and "language” skills; Using multiple senses to learn more effectively


7. How To Help Your Child Become A Responsible Adult

Understanding the six stages children need to go through to become responsible, capable, “can do” adults; How children can get stuck in the ‘me, me, me’ or ‘people pleaser’ etc. stages well into adulthood


8. How To Reduce Stress And Resolve Family Conflicts Quickly and Effectively

15 specific and very powerful techniques for stress reduction; The common misunderstandings behind many conflicts; Effective strategies for resolving conflict; Using proper timing for more effective conflict resolution; Avoiding the Victim Trap; When to get outside help; How to build closeness in families


9. How To Talk About Sensitive Subjects

Talking with children about drug abuse, alcoholism, cults, internet dangers, divorce, deaths in the family and more; ‘You are as sick as your secrets’; How teenagers see and think differently; How to protect children from their innocence


10. Living A Self-Actualized

Life How to help children set goals and live consciously; How to teach teenagers about life-altering choices; How to teach children to make wise decisions; Different kinds of choices; How ‘not choosing’ is also a choice; How to break through to living at your highest potential

Payment Options: 
Full 14-Week Course Payment: $50 ($3.57 per week - A DEAL!!!)

Payment comes with the Breakthrough Parenting Workbook. You have the option of having the book emailed or sent to you. 

Weekly Payment - Breakthrough Parenting Program Group (12-14 Weeks)

  • **NOTE: Persons using this online pre-pay option MUST CALL/TEXT Security Training Concepts after payment at (630) 360-0548 or (773) 644-5000 to inform Security Training Concepts of the session (individual / group) when the student anticipates attending this course. This course s taught virtually by way of Zoom.  No REFUNDs.

  • No REFUNDs. You can always attend another week if you miss a week. 

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