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Positive Parenting 101

Your introduction to positively parenting your child through life's challenges

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Parenting isn’t easy, by any means and for a lot of reasons. You want to prepare your child as best you can for success as an adult. You also want them to enjoy these years. So, how can you raise your child for optimal success as an adult? And, how can you best support them as they wade through the challenging waters of childhood? A coaching approach based in positive parenting practices offers a lot of benefits. We’ll learn a lot more about how to wield these tools effectively during this course.

Included in the course:

  • 3 full months of learning and support
  • The first 5 Sections covering various strategies
  • The last 3 Sections covering ongoing Q&A and refreshers
  • Tools that you can implement immediately
  • Weekly challenges to help you implement your new skills
  • Printable resources that you can refer back to any time
  • Premium includes all of the above plus lifetime access to our closed Facebook community for support, questions, and resources
  • VIP includes all of the above plus 4 30-minute consult calls with Dr. Cat Simms to help you address your family's specific needs


Your Instructor


Dr. Catherine Simms
Dr. Catherine Simms

Dr. Catherine Simms founded Florida Children’s Institute in 2014 to make a difference for children and families coping with a wide range of behavior issues and learning disabilities. Dr. Simms earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida in 2015; an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University in 2011; and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Florida in 2010. She also holds a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University, earned in 2006.

Dr. Simms’ areas of specialization and research are in communication/verbal behavior, early intervention, schools consultation, parent training, and problem behavior reduction. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband and family, snuggling with her two dogs, camping, going to the beach and watching college basketball.

In 2018, Dr. Simms founded the Positive Parenting Institute, a program of Florida Children's Institute, to help parents receive the resources and education they need to coach their children to be a successful, well adjusted adults. Through her clinical practice she has learned that informed parents feel more confident, less stressed, more equipped to help their children, and report more positive relationships with their children. However, accessibility to parenting resources seemed to be a barrier to the parents with whom she worked. The Positive Parenting Institute, and these online Teachable courses, are one way that she is increasing the accessibility of parenting resources for families across the world.


Class Curriculum


  Section 1b: Fundamentals of Positive Parenting
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  Section 2: Avoiding Coercion & Modeling Behavior
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  Section 6: Week 7 Check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is available starting October 15th and never ends! It is a guided online course - the curriculum is released to you each week for the first 5 weeks with check ins and updates through 3 full months to help you learn the skills, trouble shoot where needed, and make these changes your new habits. Once the 3 months are over, you have lifetime access to all course materials and can revisit any section at any time for a refresher.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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