I absolutely love learning! If you follow my posts, you know that I am constantly reading new books, I’m somewhat obsessed with TED talks and I’m all about all things personal development.
As much as I love to learn, I absolutely hated being a student. I struggled with keeping up with the class. I could not match the pace of everyone else because it took me a little longer to dissect things. I needed to hear it a few more times. I needed to practice the new skill in order to process. I needed to pause to internalize.
I realize now, as an adult, that there’s nothing wrong with that. This is why I love the online courses I’ve taken on #Udemy. I get to learn my way. I can sit and map things out in my journal. I can pause and practice a skill. I can replay what the instructor said as many times as needed. Most of all I can learn without the added pressure of not keeping up with the group.
If you haven’t heard, I wrote a communication course for parents that’s available on Udemy. It’s called Healing Our Families: Healing the Parent-Child Relationship. It’s a course that empower parents to know what to say and what not to say, and how our words and behavior impact communication.
When you enroll, you receive the entire course. You don’t have to wait ’til a certain time on a certain day of the week to receive an email with permission to view the next lesson. If you’re ready for the next lesson, simply complete the current lesson. You can take as much or as little time as you need. It’s on your schedule.
As a parent, I know how challenging it can be to show up to rigidly scheduled evening zoom calls, and weekend webinars. I have signed up for, and missed, so many of them, because our lives can be so hectic and unpredictable, especially outside of work.
With my course, each lesson includes a short lecture video (that you can pause and repeat, as needed), and journal reflection questions. These reflection questions help you internalize the concepts, understand yourself and your child better so you can build a stronger relationship.
The lectures are short! 😮 You’d think since I’m long-winded on my blog posts that the lectures would be crazy long, but they’re actually under 10 minutes. I was so committed to getting the information to you powerfully and quickly, that I didn’t want to take the chance that you would not complete the lesson because I was talking too long. So I trimmed out the excess. #urwelcome 😆
“What is a communication course for parents, anyway?” In short, working in schools, being in parent groups on social media, and observing the relationships around me, I noticed how many parents don’t know how to talk to their kids, and don’t know how to get their kids to talk to them. Through my work with my children’s book I’m Proud to Be Natural Me!, my work in the Chicago Public Schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs, in churches as a youth leader, and having a master’s in counseling, I’ve learned a bit about communicating with kids. 🤓 (Plus, my tween routinely overshares to me so I know this is a skill I can definitely teach. 😆)
Blah blah blah The course is really great. 😆 The concepts are simple enough for you to listen to the lectures, do the journal assignments, and change the way that you talk with your child that same day. I break down everything and keep it super relatable. I give examples so that you can understand how it plays out in real life I even explain to you how to make time for the course in your busy schedule.
This is a highly recommended, tremendously game-changing, and ridiculously inexpensive investment in your family.
If you are a parent who is struggling with your relationship with your child, if you know someone who is struggling with communication with their offspring, get the course, or gift it to someone.