Free Parent Resources
The Summer Schedule Planner
Tired of your child or teen wasting their summer break on screens?
Do you wish you had more time to bond with your child or teen during the summer?
The Summer Schedule Planner will take you step-by-step through a process that will allow you to plan a summer schedule for your child or teen that gives them a healthy mix of relaxation and responsibility – AND you get to build a close and positive parent-child relationship in the process!
Download the planner now!
How To Have Difficult Conversations With Your Teen So That You Get Your Point Across & Create a Close Parent-Child Bond
You want to be able to positively influence your tween or teen when they come to you with difficult conversations, right? Are you tired of hard conversations between you and your child being characterized by yelling or hurt feelings?
Learn how to have meaningful conversations with your tween or teen that provide the guidance they need to become good people while also building a close parent-child bond. It CAN be done using these science-backed techniques.
ONLINE QUIZ: Find Out Your Child’s Motivation Personality
Did you know that there are 7 different motivation personality types? In order to work WITH your child’s natural personality type (instead of AGAINST it!) you must first know what you’re working with. Take this simple 2 minute quiz and find out!
The 7 Motivation Personality Types: How To Work With Your Child’s Natural Personality To Encourage Self-Motivation
Frustrated that your child seems to lack motivation for homework, extracurricular activities, and/or household chores? There is a way to work with their innate personality in a way that sparks their self-motivation skills to develop. Download this quick eBook to find out how.
Transformative Autonomy: How To Transition From a Parent-Centered Environment to a Child-Centered Environment
Our goal as parents is to raise kids who independently make good decisions, pursue worthwhile passions and interests, and have goals for the future. However, most parents know that kids just aren’t born with the skills necessary to become independent by the time they are young adults – we have to teach them these skills, Find out how to start with a parent-controlled home environment that slowly gives way to the child being in control – all because they were taught how to make good decisions.
What is the #1 reason why your child isn’t motivated to do their homework or chores? Because they give in too easily to the feeling of resistance! Use this step-by-step worksheet to develop a plan with your child that enables them to overcome resistance when it happens.
REDUCING YOUR CHILD’S ANXIETY THE SMART WAY: THE 4 SIMPLE STEPS
If your child struggles with anxiety, then download and print out this PDF. Sit down with your child and create a plan for managing their anxiety. The goal is for your child to learn how to keep their anxiety low – so they can enjoy life again!
BEHAVIOR PLAN WORKBOOK
Want to get your child’s behavior back on track? This 4-page workbook will guide you on using techniques (backed by science) that will transform your child into a kid who constantly gets compliments on their behavior!
50 EXAMPLES OF TURNING COMMON NEGATIVE THOUGHTS INTO POSITIVE ONES
Got a child who tends to talk them out of great stuff because of their negative self-talk? Help your child plug back into life again by helping them gain confidence through turning their negative thoughts about themselves (or the situation) into positive — and EMPOWERING — thoughts.
The Ultimate Guide on Kids & Technology
This guide explains the psychology behind why kids get addicted to technology – and what YOU can do as a Modern Parent to promote a smart and healthy balance between online activities and offline ones. It also gives you specific advice on best practices for smartphone, gaming, social media, and Youtube use.
Contract Between Parent & Child: Gaming
If you have a child that plays video games on a console, smartphone, or tablet, then you NEED to communicate your expectations about their gaming behavior – and this contract helps you start that conversation. It allows you to communicate your expectations regarding how much time they are allowed to game, which games they can play, how much they can spend on extra downloadable content, as well as their conduct while playing the games.
Contract Between Parent & Child For Smartphone Use
The best way to teach your child how to use a cell phone responsibly is by setting up smart boundaries right away. This downloadable PDF contract template allows the parent to effectively communicate these boundaries to the child.
Contract Between Parent & Child For Social Media Use
There are lots of risks when allowing your child to use social media. Set standards with social media by communicating your boundaries.
10 TIPS TO COMMUNICATE RESPECTFULLY, EVEN WHEN YOU DISAGREE
Learn how to repair or build a positive relationship with your child through better communication.
Help Your Child Find Their Passions and Interests
Every child has individual strengths and talents…and the good news is that when your child finds their unique interests, then they are more likely to spend their time on worthwhile activities rather than video games, social media, or tv.
Sometimes kids naturally gravitate to a certain passion or interest, but sometimes they need help finding it. Use this worksheet to help your child discover their unique passions and interests today!
STEP-BY-STEP CHECKLIST TO HELP YOUR CHILD TAKE RISKS THE SMART & EFFECTIVE WAY
Allow your child to learn through doing – but teach them how to do it the smart way!
ELIMINATING PARENTING DOUBLE STANDARDS
This PDF helps the Modern Parent discover how their own behavior might be contributing to their child’s misbehavior.
SHOULD YOUR CHILD CONTINUE AN ACTIVITY – OR NOT?
Extracurricular activities are a good thing for Modern Kids, but too many can be counterproductive. Figure out which activities are worth spending time on, and which ones can be eliminated by completing this downloadable PDF.
WORK/LIFE BALANCE TIP SHEET
Modern Parents CAN find enjoyment with BOTH their parenting and their career! Figure out how to enjoy both aspects of your life by downloading and printing out this PDF worksheet to discover my best tips on work/life balance.
THE 3 MISTAKES YOU’RE MAKING THAT ARE CAUSING YOU UNNECESSARY WORK/LIFE STRESS
Trust me – there are some simple solutions to your work/life stress! Download and print out this PDF and learn how changing just a few simple things can have a HUGE impact on your work/life peace.
Household Chore Contract
Help your child learn responsible behavior – and create a predictable and consistent after school routine – with this Household Chore Checklist.
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