Parenting and Child Discipline: Raising Healthy Kids




This course equips students with the counseling knowledge and tools for helping parents raise emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially healthy children. Proactive and effective child discipline strategies are examined from a developmental perspective and incorporate current research.

Course Lessons

Module 1:

  • MFRL 203-101: Welcome and Course Introduction
  • MFRL 203-102: Emotion Coaching Your Kids: A New Parenting Technique
  • MFRL 203-103: Connecting with Today’s Teens: How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Your Kids Will Talk
  • MFRL 203-104: Safe Harbor for Children
  • MFRL 203-105: Screaming at Trees and Children

Module 2:

  • MFRL 203-201: Childhood Development: An Attachment Perspective
  • MFRL 203-202: God Attachment: Building Spiritual Maturity in Today’s Teens
  • MFRL 203-203: How Tough it is to Be a Parent
  • MFRL 203-204: A Father’s PR Agent

Module 3:

  • MFRL 203-301: Teaching Biblical Values to a New Generation
  • MFRL 203-302: Effective Discipline Strategies
  • MFRL 203-303: Discipline is Like a Battery
  • MFRL 203-304: Discipline is Like a Stone Carving

Module 4:

  • MFRL 203-401: Parents Prepare for Adolescence
  • MFRL 203-402: Building Moral Character in Your Children
  • MFRL 203-403: Finding Balance Between Love and Control
  • MFRL 203-404: Parental Burnout

Module 5:

  • MFRL 203-501: Parenting from Your Strengths
  • MFRL 203-502: Parenting the Strong-willed Child
  • MFRL 203-503: Six Principles of Good Discipline (Video)
  • MFRL 203-504: Challenge the Chief

Module 6:

  • MFRL 203-601: Raising Boys By Design
  • MFRL 203-602: The Vital Role of Fathering I
  • MFRL 203-603: The Vital Role of Fathering II
  • MFRL 203-604: Parents and Guilt
  • MFRL 203-604: Pressures of Moms of Preschoolers

Module 7:

  • MFRL 203-701: Strong Fathers: Strong Daughters I
  • MFRL 203-702: Strong Mothers: Strong Daughters II
  • MFRL 203-703: Helping a Single Mom
  • MFRL 203-704: Spending on Children—Saying No

Module 8:

  • MFRL 203-801: Finding True Forgiveness I
  • MFRL 203-802: Finding True Forgiveness II
  • MFRL 203-803: Learning from Our Children
  • MFRL 203-804: Power Transfer

Continuing Education

20.0 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: 

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