Course Description

We will begin our work together by defining the goals you want to achieve in the relationship with your adolescent son or daughter.  Then, together, you and I willl walk step-by-step through a process of looking back at your childhood, but only long enough to learn where it may be impacting your parenting right now. The next several modules will take us right into the present and into creating the home and family life you desire. One that is functional, empowers open communication and is above all...PEACEFUL.

Jai Institute for Parenting Certified Parent Coach & Founder of Real Life Parent Guide

Kim Muench

Welcome! As a Jai Institute for Parenting Certified Parent Coach, Founder of Real Life Parent Guide, and mother to five unique individuals for three decades, I have developed and spent many years practicing parenting in a way that truly allows adolescents to shine! The key to transforming your relationship with your teen into a peaceful, functional experience you both enjoy is to work on yourself. This self-care practice, along with shifting your approach to parenting with rather than over your teenager will bring you the kind of relationship you've always wanted with your son or daughter. In addition to guiding mothers of adolescents into healthier, happier, more functional relationships, I am an avid writer on topics related to raising adolescents in today's often confusing culture. My writing has been published on websites such as A Fine Parent, The Conscious Parent Blog, 10 to 20 Parenting, and The Huffington Post. If you'd like to check out my blog please visit www.realifeparentguide.com.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Module 1 - Looking Back to Move Forward!

    • Module 1 - Your Childhood Story

    • Module 1 - PDF - Becoming Aware of Your Childhood Story

  • 3

    Module 2 - The Gift of Grace

    • Module 2 - The Gift of Grace

    • Module 2 - PDF - Journal about a recent altercation with your child

  • 4

    Module 3 - Being the adult you want your child to become

    • Module 3 - Being the Adult You Want Your Child to Become

    • Module 3 Exercise - Self Care Assessment

  • 5

    Module 4 - The Courage to Stand on Your Own Parenting Island

    • Module 4 - Finding the Courage to Stand on Your Own Parenting Island

    • Module 4 final PDF - Defining Values & Setting Boundaries

  • 6

    Module 5 - The Adolescent Brain...What was he or she thinking?!

    • Module 5 - The Adolescent Brain...What were you thinking?!?!

    • Module 5 - final PDF - When you were a teen journal exercise

  • 7

    Module 6 - Discipline vs. Natural Consequences

    • Module 6 - Discipline vs. Natural Consequences

    • Module 6 PDF Journaling Exercise

  • 8

    Module 7 - Wrapping Up...Finding Balance for a Brighter Future

    • Module 7 - Wrapping it up - Finding Balance for a Brighter Future

    • Module 7 - PDF Celebration & Evaluation