Jamie E. Lightner

Value Based Parenting

Reinforce skills, principles and morals that will serve your children now and into adulthood, through the Value Based Parenting method. Value Based Parenting helps children understand how their actions affect others and instills internal values that will help them develop stronger integrity, conscience and the ability to govern themselves in a healthy manner. Children learn how to modify their own decisions and behaviors through positive and affirmative guidance. Children raised with the Value Based Parenting method feel a sense of satisfaction and achievement through accepting responsibility, making informed decisions and contributing to the family structure. By strengthening and preserving the integrity of the family through consistency, communication and love, families create a solid foundation for healthy, respectful relationships that can last a lifetime.

Also visit our Recommendations page for more information on our Value Based Parenting CDs. These CDs include many of the topics taught in the Value Based Parenting Class

Week by Week descriptions

Week 1


 - The Greatest Human Need

The greatest human need is to be valued. Our need to feel valued makes us vulnerable to what others may think of us, influencing us to behave in ways that are dictated by outside sources rather than our own internal belief system. This primary need also affects how we interact with our children. Parents can guide their children more effectively when they understand what motivates their child's behavior and how they respond to peer pressure as they search for their own inner value.

When parents demonstrate their own inner value, they automatically influence their children to find their own inner value. As children experience this perception shift and derive value from within rather than from peers, they learn to create healthier boundaries and make decisions according to their internal values. Learn how to empower your children with skills that will serve them indefinitely.

 - Ripple Effect

When a pebble is dropped into a pond, the ripples are seemingly endless. Your self-perception affects your interactions with everyone, especially your children. Discover the power of your own emotional ripples and how to model healthy emotional management. Through this experience of self-discovery, learn essential emotional management skills and how to foster a more positive self-awareness.


Week 2

 - Fear/Love

Every emotion we experience is rooted in one of two primary emotions: fear and love. Using fear as a motivator generates short-term results. Motivating through love, however, creates powerful results that will serve your children now and into adulthood. Learn how to differentiate between fear and love and how to effectively influence your children through loving, positive methods.


Week 3

  - Control/Influence

Learn to recognize the difference between control and influence. The power of influence is far greater than the power of control. By establishing a trust and rapport with your child based on mutual respect, your children will be much more receptive and want to listen to you. Creating a foundation of trust empowers you with the ability to influence your children to make sound decisions.


Week 4

 - Three Dependencies

As parents, we often demonstrate dependency on certain relationships in our lives. The relationships may be with our spouse, friends, co-workers or our children. When these dependencies are unhealthy, they affect the way our children learn to respond to their environment. Free yourself of unhealthy dependencies and learn how to create balanced, interdependent relationships. Modeling healthy relationship patterns directly impacts your child's relationships with others.

 - Three Steps to Communication

 Communication is paramount to creating a healthy, loving relationship with your child. This fundamental skill will undoubtedly help you build a healthier foundation for learning to take place. Learn how to communicate without an agenda - to truly listen and express your position simply by asking questions. This is one of the most powerful tools you will take home through Value Based Parenting.


Week 5 


 - Consequence/Punishment

Learn how to differentiate between consequences and punishment. One of the most empowering teaching tools parents have is the ability to teach through consequences rather than punishment. There is a consequence for every action, whether it is positive or negative. Consequences that are directly linked to behavior create a logical connection for your child to reference in the future. Learn how to use consequences in the most effective way possible.

 - Using the 10 Core Value System

Developing the family's ten core values allows you to reinforce solid principles and morals your children can carry on into adulthood. When we use behavioral modification programming, we teach children how to jump thought the hoops of life never really understanding why they are doing what they are doing. When we use positive peer culture programming we teach our children to be susceptible to what others think and to merely go with the flow. Helping our children develop their ability to govern themselves, is the greatest gift a parent could ever give.

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