Positive Parenting Styles
It's sobering to consider that the world's future rests on parents.
Raising healthy, happy and productive children is a grave responsibility and can try even the most patient of parents. But the potential consequences of parents failing at this role are even more dire. Such consequences range from millions in mental health costs to repair the damage from childhood abuse and neglect, to the untold suffering and damage from criminal acts perpetrated by the poorly parented, to actual loss of life through stress-related diseases, reckless behavior or suicide.
While all of these consequences are horrific, perhaps most egregious of all is the inter-generational transmission of poor parenting. Without proper role models, most people simply repeat the mistakes of their parents to one degree or another or make equally poor parenting choices due to lack of skills. We believe it's time to stop this cycle by introducing parents to solid mental fitness skills that improves their functioning and gives blessed relief to the next generation and beyond.
Family & Parenting Course Components
Our Family & Parenting Classes are designed to teach parents solid parenting skills and reinforce positive parenting styles that improve parent-child relationships and good outcomes for children. Classes can be purchased as content-only (Solo Class) or with added support (Class Plus option). Class Plus format offers the following benefits:
- A variety of 4-week classes.
- Downloadable learning aids for classes.
- Support forums for questions and peer support.
- Small-group instructional coaching to keep learning on track (3 coach-led, 1 peer-led)
- One private, 30-minute coaching session per month for individualized work.
- Weekly open office hours for course questions.
- Weekly mental fitness tips via mFIT blogs
- Monthly mPACT with mFIT Guides.
For those who want maximum support, we also offer one membership option (Fast Track).
NOTE: All classes are 4 weeks as they are designed to be completed during a 30-day period. There may be multiple class units on the same topic (e.g., Self-Esteem 101; Self-Esteem 102, etc.), which means classes must be taken in order as higher level courses build upon the previous ones.
Level I Class Offerings
Mental fitness skills allow you to be your best self...
Becca@Chapel Hill, NC
“I used to always be so worried about upsetting people. I never wanted anyone to be mad at me because it made me feel so horrible, like I'd let them down. After taking classes at the Mental Fitness Institute, I realized that I just needed to be me. Nobody else. And those who loved me for me...well, that's who I'd want in my life anyway. I'm just saying that if I can make that kind of change, anybody can.”