The Parenting Children Course was designed for those parenting children up to 10 years old. This course is for any parent/guardian of children, whether you consider yourself to have strong parenting skills or are struggling, and whether you are expecting your first child, are a single parent/stepparent, etc.

This course is made up of five sessions and can be completed at your own pace. Each session has questions at the end and an exercise for you to complete. ALL answers that you give are for personal growth and will NOT be used or shared for any reason.

The authors and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission to reproduce copyright material for this course. Every effort has been made to trace and contact copyright holders. If there are any inadvertent omissions, we apologize to those concerned and will ensure that a suitable acknowledgement is made in all future editions.

This course was created through the Focus on the Family train the trainer program and any materials attached were reproduced for the purpose of the program. The tables, diagrams, and quotes are cited under each and all materials are reproduced by permission of the publisher.

Amy Morin, LCSW. “4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids.” Verywell Family, 12 July 2019,

Recommended hours of sleep (p.16) and diagram (pg. 36) is from Sue Palmer, Toxic Childhood, Orion Books, 2006.

SMART rules for staying safe online (pg.64) are copyright Childnet International 2002- 2011.

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