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 PARENTING         
-developing life skills through faith-

Parent Course
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Practical Parenting


Lesson 1 - WATCH YOUR MOUTH
What you say is more important than you think

Forgiveness
The Power of Words
Positive Words
Negative Words
It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
True/False Test

Lesson 2 – WATCH YOUR LIFE
Do you really want your child to be just like you?

The Forgiveness Thing
Parenting by Example
Overcoming Shortcomings
Building on Family Strengths
Scriptural Principles
The Ten Commandments
True/False Test

Lesson 3 – WATCH YOUR PRIORITIES
What is really important to you?

Spend Your Time Wisely
Build Memories
Don’t Let the Challenges of Single Parenting/Blended Family Distract You
Decide to Discipline
True/False Test

Lesson 4 – WATCH YOUR ATTITUDE
It is showing.

Life is Unfair
God is Fair
Favoritism
Rejection
View on Discipline
True/False Test

Lesson 5 – WATCH HOW YOUR CHILD IS DOING
“Do you know where your child is?”

Outside Influences
Influences within the Home
Individual Needs
Stages of Development
Scriptural Principles
Application
True/False Test

Lesson 6 – IDENTIFY THE BEHAVIOR-YOURS AND THE CHILD
“What’s appropriate, and when?”

Roles and Responsibilities
Type and Amount of Discipline
Is Spanking Against the Law?
The Rod of Correction
True/False Test

Lesson 7 – DISCIPLINE EFFECTIVELY
“Are you willing to do what it takes?”

Definitions
Your Style of Discipline
Boundaries and Relationships
Handling Power Struggles
True/False Test

Lesson 8 – ELIMINATE ABUSE
“Do you know where your child is?”

Types of Abuse
Physical Abuse
Emotional Abuse
The Effects of Violence
True/False Test

Lesson 9 – PARENTING IS NOT EASY!

The Starting Point
The Power of Words
Setting the Example
Determining What is Important
Check Your Attitude
Be Aware of Your Child’s World
Identifying the Behavior
Discipline Not Carried Far Enough
Discipline Carried Too Far
True/False Test

Post-Lesson Activity
Appendices
Resources from the Christian Community
A Plan of Salvation
References
Effective Parenting Worksheet
Effective Parenting Plan
About the Course and Authors
Courses Making Up the FIT Life-Skills Program