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Pregnancy & Birth Classes

There is risk in everything we do in life, including starting a family. Most pregnancies progress just fine, but sometimes along the way, a complication can arise. It’s scary when this happens. In this video, we will look at the different medical conditions that can affect your pregnancy or your health, what to do if you experience concerning symptoms, what symptoms you should always see your medical provider about, and how to get through a complication. In the end, all we want is a healthy baby and a healthy YOU. (24 min.)

From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you will want to give your baby the best start at life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body – whether it’s inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin – can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough and takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face from exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking, drinking, or using drugs, as well as when you should consider asking for help. (39 min.)

From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you want to give your baby the best start in life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body—whether it’s inhaled or swallowed—can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough, and it takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face after exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking and drinking. (21 min.)

Coming in August of 2023

When looking at being a mother, many don’t understand the important pieces that need to work together to make a life with a young child. This DVD goes through the essential needs of every single mother including the 4 most important: Shelter, Income, Food, and Transportation. Each need is discussed and options are given as possible solutions. Then, the emotional needs of both the mother and the child are discussed and advice and help is given to encourage an emotionally healthy family. Finally, their intellectual needs are discussed with encouragement for continuing education and appropriate play for the child. (26 min.)

You’re pregnant, and you have a lot to consider. Car seats, baby’s room, baby clothes, and what brand of diapers you want to use. But the most important consideration right now is how you can take the best care of yourself and your developing baby. Your first step is setting up your prenatal care. In this video, we will discuss prenatal care, what you should expect at your prenatal checkups, and why they are so important to keeping you and your baby healthy. *Closed Captioning English (19 min.)

Getting to see your unborn baby on an ultrasound machine is an exciting and special event for any parent. It’s like unwrapping a wonderful gift as the scanner zooms in on your baby moving and bouncing around in your womb. But, as exciting as it is to see, there is more to an obstetric ultrasound than just a thrill for the parents. Medical providers are also able to track the development, growth, due date, and overall health of an unborn baby. This video will discuss what to expect at an ultrasound appointment and will give an incredible glimpse of your unborn baby’s world. (19 min.)

You’re pregnant, and you’re wondering, now what? There is a lot to know about pregnancy, your changing body, and your developing baby. So much happens in that first trimester! You will experience changes in your body, your emotions, and your lifestyle. Your baby also goes through a lot of growth, developing into the little person you soon will see in less than nine months! This video takes a look at pregnancy in the first trimester and also talks about your baby’s journey in development. *Closed Captioning English (30 min.)

There is so much to consider when you are pregnant. Your entire lifestyle changes! You now must carefully consider what products you use when cleaning your home, what foods you eat, and whether you should have that morning cup-a-joe! You may even have some habits that will have to change or that you will have to put on hold. In this video, we will discuss what things are safe and what aren’t to help you have a healthy pregnancy. (24 min.)

When you’re pregnant, both you and your baby need nourishment in order to thrive. But what does eating for two really mean? Do you get to eat one cookie for yourself and one for the baby, and should you double your portions? In this video, we will look at the diet a pregnant mom should consume and how many more calories are needed to support a healthy pregnancy. We’ll also talk about what foods are healthy, which ones to avoid, and how to manage those cravings that can drive you crazy! (24 min.)

Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to your emotions. One minute you’re happy and overjoyed, and the next minute you may feel irritable or sad. And then, before you know it, your mood is swinging back the other way! Before you were pregnant, your emotions were likely more even-keeled. But now, look out! They may, at times, leave you feeling like a boat tossed around in a churning sea. Are you crazy? Is something wrong? No. You are pregnant. This video covers the physiological factors behind pregnancy mood swings and emotions, and all of the other factors that may affect a woman’s thoughts and feelings while she is pregnant, including depression, and survival tips to get a woman through the rough patches. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

From conception to birth, your baby embarks on an incredible nine-month journey. She is developing and growing from her own genetic blueprints. Even though she is different, you can start bonding with her while she is still growing in your womb. Learn about her incredible journey and how you and she are connected and explore the incredible masterpiece that is your son or daughter. (20 min.)

Everyone may seem like an expert when it comes to your pregnancy. Friends, family, and even strangers may offer advice as you experience the changes that come with your pregnancy. Even when this advice comes from well-meaning friends and family, it is important to make sure it is GOOD advice. In this video, we will talk about how to overcome some of the more usual challenges and discomforts with some mom- tried and -approved tips. (29 min.)

Your first trimester is now behind you and you are likely feeling better. Morning sickness may have eased up and you may be thinking, “I’ve got this!” Your baby is growing rapidly, and you might even be starting to sport a cute little baby bump. The second trimester is often the most comfortable time for a pregnant mom! While you still may not be feeling or seeing much yet, there is a lot going on in your womb. In this video we’ll talk about how your body is changing, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your second trimester. (26 min.)

As recently as twenty-five years ago, we thought unborn babies were unaware of anything outside the womb. Since then, though, science has gained a better understanding of your unborn baby’s secret world. That secret place inside, where your unborn baby resides, is not a deep, dark cave where they are hidden away awaiting birth. Far from it. Your womb is their classroom, where there begins a lifetime of learning, sampling, accepting, and rejecting—in short, the process of growing that will continue throughout life, from conception on. Topics include : growth in womb, interaction, sensory development, first trimester, second trimester, third trimester, baby’s development, movement, learning in womb, stress, eating healthy, rest, and exercise. (18 min.) 2022

Do you remember the moment? The one where you discovered you were having twins…or more? You may have been joyful, shocked, and then a little scared. There is a lot of work to bringing one baby home for the first time, but what if you’re bringing home two…or three? Are there things you need to do in your pregnancy with twins that you don’t do when you’re having just one, and how do you prepare for bringing home more than one baby? We’ll talk about all of this and more in Preparing for Twins or More! Twins are one thing, but what if you have MORE?! Handling that many newborn babies at one time can be tough and scary, but here are some ways you can prepare yourself during and after pregnancy to making bringing home your little ones that much easier! CC: English/Spanish (24min.)

 The love bond between child and parent is the foundation upon which all discipline, relationships, and self-esteem is based. This video instructs both on the importance of bonding and good practices to promote bonding between infants and parents. Closed Captioning English/Spanish (21 min.)

The first hours, days, and weeks with your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and know! What will my baby look like? What is normal? What kind of behaviors can I expect? Should my baby really sleep so much? Why does my baby cry so much? Is it colic? What if there are complications? What is the right treatment? This video will help new mothers know what to expect from their newborn child and equip them to make the transition from pregnancy to parenting a newborn. (20 min)

Caring for an infant does not require vast amounts of training or an advanced degree. Caring for an infant simply requires a dedicated parent willing to respond to a child’s needs in appropriate ways. This video provides standard techniques of care that will help parents to provide for their infant’s day-to-day hygiene needs. Closed Captioning English (24 min.)

Many less common but important topics of infant care are not often discussed, particularly from a researched and documented position. This video will provide mothers with information on a variety of less common subjects that are important to the well-being of their child. Some of these include how to hold a newborn, techniques for soothing a crying baby, bed sharing, burping, infant walkers, pacifiers, and more. Each section is based on research and professional recommendations by leading medical organizations. After watching this video, new parents will be able to make informed and study-based choices in each subject for the care of their newborn. (21 min.)

Eye contact is considerably more important to us throughout our lives than we may imagine. Even as infants, it is key to the process of establishing emotional bonds with family. This video explores the development that is supported and the bonding that is encouraged through the intentional use of up-close eye contact. (18 min.)

The basic needs of most babies are the same; but every baby has a unique temperament. This video looks at the different types of temperament and helps you understand the natural differences that can be cherished in each child. (21 min.)

You are moving into your third trimester, and you’re feeling VERY pregnant. Your baby is getting bigger, and you can feel her moving and kicking. What is going on in there?! While your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby, you are likely feeling more tired, but also strangely energized. You have a baby coming soon!! In this video we’ll talk about your changing body, what you might be feeling, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your third trimester. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

On your mark, get set, GO! The end of your pregnancy feels like one hundred days packed into one long month that oddly doesn’t seem long enough to get everything done to bring your baby home. There is so much to do and keep track of before birth! In this video we talk about the things in your pregnancy that you need to keep a close eye on, the things you need to prepare for, and how to recognize the important signs of labor. Phew! Hang in there! You really are on the final stretch! CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Lesson one of our breastfeeding series provides the important information needed to prepare yourself for the wonderful world of breastfeeding. You’ll hear from medical experts and experienced moms on what to expect and why breastfeeding is a great choice for both mom and baby. The great news is that your body and your baby already know what to do! We will simply help you to understand how to get started and provides some great tips on the breastfeeding experience. (20 min)

Breastfeeding is a natural process but there are ways to enhance your experience for the benefit of both you and your baby. This lesson offers expert medical advice, practical methods, details on techniques of breastfeeding, and valuable real-life interviews from moms just like you! New mom’s often worry if they are doing things correctly and want as much information as possible to feel confident in their breastfeeding role. Don’t worry, you got this! And, this lesson will help you understand ways to promote successful breastfeeding. (22 min.)

Lesson three of our series is great when things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Breastfeeding can have its’ ups and downs like most things in life, but there are usually ways to overcome any issues that may arise. We will examine common problems and the solutions that most often work the best to get great breastfeeding back on track. The temporary challenges that sometimes arise with providing your baby natural breast-milk from your body are well worth the rewards that can last a lifetime. (18 min.)

In nature, healthy things tend to grow. And, while breastfeeding is an amazing season of life, the time comes for your child to take the next step in their development. Weaning is the process of transitioning your child from breast milk to solid foods. We will examine the two main methods of weaning: spoon-led and baby-led. You’ll learn the benefits and challenges of both perspectives, along with helpful expert advice on nutrition and real-life experiences from moms.(17 min.)

How you will feed your baby is an important decision to make. Babies spend three to four hours a day feeding in the earliest days of their lives. Feeding is a special time to bond with your baby. This lesson discusses the cleaning and sanitizing of baby bottles and the preparation of formula based on the packaging instructions. (21 min.)

You’ve seen the stories in the news of babies who’ve been violently shaken and then died from their injuries. Most of us think, “Not me! I would never do that!” There are very few people who set out to hurt a baby. But when you are at your wits end, actions can become chaotic and extreme, and sadly, sometimes end with a baby being shaken violently. Learn the three things you need to do to protect your baby and yourself, and what to do if things go too far. CC: English/Spanish (18 min.)

Giving birth IS tough, but having a baby is amazing! But you might be wondering what to expect. In this video we’ll talk about three important things you need to know as you approach your baby’s birth: 1. How childbirth works including why you have pain in labor. 2. The five clues that tell you labor is here. 3. The four stages of labor and what to expect in each. You can do this, and we’re going to help you! And when it’s all over, you’ll be so proud of what you’ve accomplished in giving birth. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Pain in childbirth can feel pretty scary. You might wonder, “can I handle it?! What if I can’t?” In this video we talk all about managing pain the natural way. That’s right, without any pain medication. You can do this! You’ll learn about the three Rs: relaxation, ritual, and rhythm to help you manage pain. Then we discuss various natural comfort techniques to help you lessen the sensation pain. We also discuss the benefits to a more natural birth, and why learning them is helpful, even if you’re planning on the epidural. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Having a baby is hard work and choosing how you manage your pain is important. You get to choose! Do you want to take away some or most of the pain? But you should know that choosing a medicated option will lead to certain interventions and procedures. In this video we talk about your medical pain relief options, the interventions they lead to, and some of the medical procedures you might face in childbirth. Well show you how to make great decisions in the moment using the B.R.A.I.N. method so that you have the best birth experience possible. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Having a baby is HUGE…and likely not something you want to do alone. Research has shown that when you have one or two support persons by your side, you are more likely to stick to your birth plan and have fewer interventions. And it’s just nice having someone there to help. In this video, we’ll talk about what a birth coach does, who to choose, and how to train them so that you have the best birth experience possible. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Preparing for a C-Section When you were first pregnant, you may not have thought too much about the birth. After all, it felt like it was a hundred years away. But now as you near the end, you may have been told that you’re having a c-section, or maybe you’re just concerned that your delivery could turn into a c-section in the end. And you may be wondering, “What will it be like?” In this video, we talk about the things you can do to prepare for having a c-section that will make healing and caring for your baby easier. We’ll also talk about the procedure to help you understand what will happen on the big day! CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Women are often taught to consider the needs of others before their own. After giving birth, it is critical for a woman to take good care of herself so that she is better equipped to care for her newborn. Things like postpartum healing, rest, nutrition, exercise, and how to handle the baby blues help her settle into her new role as a mom. This video will share tips on what to expect after giving birth, and how a postpartum woman can take great care of herself. (41 min.)

Pregnancy and birth are supposed to be a joyful time. The excitement of parenthood and a new baby, dreams of your sweet family, and those wonderful bonding moments. But all of this may lose some of its joy because of maternal depression and anxiety. This depression or anxiety can begin during pregnancy and worsen after birth. It can be as mild as the “baby blues” or as disabling as postpartum depression or anxiety. This video takes a look at the “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and the difference between them. We’ll also talk about what to do if you have postpartum depression and some helpful tips on how to function at home and how to improve your mood. (29 min.)

TODDLERHOOD

Milestones can be a little confusing and stressful. What do all of the different developmental categories mean? How important is it to track your child’s milestones? What if your child isn’t accomplishing all of the skills at the same pace as other children? This video helps a parent to make sense of their toddler’s development, learn what things they can do to help their child hit those milestones, and understand how to nurture their toddler’s good behavior. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 12 – 15 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 15 – 18 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 18 – 24 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 24 – 36 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

This DVD shows the basics of potty training, including: How to know when to start potty training; Preparation for the big day; The “how to” of potty training; Rewards and encouragements; Dealing with disappointments; Tips for boys; and Tips for girls. CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Nothing says membership to the Mommy Club more than watching another mom struggle through a tantrum with her toddler. Every parent will experience meltdowns in their children eventually as they move through toddlerhood. What really causes tantrums? What can you do to help your child through this stage? How do you stop them, or better yet, can you prevent them altogether? And is this a normal phase of life or just bad behavior? This video will answer these questions as well as give a parent some tips on how to cope when the going gets tough. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your toddler is so smart! As they grow and learn to talk, toddlers learn how to get what they want! It’s an art. A finely-honed skill. And they learn very quickly that nothing cuts to the core more than a well-placed, repetitious whining demand. It wears you down until you’re screaming, “UNCLE!” But if you give in, it only gets worse! In this video we’ll look at what causes whining and what you can do to STOP IT! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

They grow up together, live life together, and share mom and dad. Sometimes they fight like cats and dogs, sometimes they show incredible kindness and sacrifice. And sometimes, they hit each other because they are bored. They are siblings. This video sheds light on the unique relationship siblings have as they grow up together and work out interpersonal relationships, effective communication, and teamwork that prepare them for adulthood. It will give tips on how to parent your children to build strong bonds, and how to manage sibling rivalry. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

You put them to bed, and they’re back up again. Hungry, thirsty, lonely, not tired…how do you keep them in bed? Toddlers don’t want to miss out on anything and often naps and bedtimes become a clash of wills. You can lead a toddler to bed, but how do you make them stay there? How much sleep do they need, and how many naps must they take? What does a good sleep schedule look like, and how do you achieve it? This video answers these questions and offers solutions for some of the most common sleep challenges a toddler has so that everyone gets a blissful night’s rest! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Raising confident and happy kids is really hard work! And even though parents don’t always do everything right, at the core is the bond they forge with their children. It begins early in infancy and grows throughout life. But how do you do it? In this video ‘ll talk about what it means to bond with your toddler and why it’s crucial for every parent to work at it. We’ll also show you four simple ways to help develop this relationship and some fun things every parent can do to get closer to their toddler. (21 min.)

The time you spend with your toddler is so important and over so fast. Blink, and they’ll be in preschool! It may feel like you spend most of your time taking care of their needs, cleaning up their messes, and kissing their owies. But the time you spend with them, even if you work outside of the home, gives them exactly what they need! In this video, we talk about four important areas to develop in your parenting in order to give you the most impact with the time you have! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your words are incredibly important to your child because you’re incredibly important to your child! Unfortunately, it’s hard to always say the right things! Words are POWERFUL and can build confidence and self-esteem, or in one heated moment, tear your child down. In this video, we’ll show you how you can grow your toddler through the power of your words, how to avoid saying the things that tear them down, and what to do when you mess up! CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

Independent toddlers are sometimes talked about in a negative way. The truth: a spirit of independence IS a good thing for them to have, but sometimes it comes out in difficult ways. In this video, we talk about how you can create a home that allows your toddler to develop the four important qualities they’ll need for independence. And we’ll talk about how you can nurture this spirit of independence in your child.CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

You may think it’s all just fun and games when you watch a toddler play. But really, many of skills we need to be successful in life are learned in toddlerhood through play. We learn how to work with others, to share, to negotiate, and to develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. And best of all, we learn HOW to learn. Are you thinking, WHAT? Well come along as we journey into the life of a toddler to discover how playing teaches them so much! CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

They hit the ground running and are into EVERYTHING! Your busy little toddler will be exploring, playing, and discovering so many new things. They will also discover gravity and many of the dangers to being human. Bug bites, falls, bruises, cuts, and scrapes, just to name a few. Thankfully they heal well! This video looks at the many ways a toddler can get hurt, and how your first-aid and loving hugs will save the day! CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Toddlers are busy little explorers who have lots of energy! They are fun but are INTO EVERYTHING! As parents, we cannot prevent every injury or mishap, but we can put some important preventative measures in place to help prevent serious, life-changing accidents. In this video we will look at ways you can keep your busy little toddler safe, and what to do in an emergency. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

 Your toddler is sick and you’re worried! And maybe even a little disgusted! Ugh! Snotty noses, vomiting, or diarrhea everywhere. Is it just a simple bug or something more? Do you go to the doctor NOW, or wait? It’s HARD when our little ones are sick, and their bugs definitely take their toll on us ALL! In this video, we’ll look at the more common respiratory, digestive track and skin illness your toddler may get, how to treat them, ways to help prevent illness, and when to call the doctor. CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Although toddlers share many things in common, they’re also each VERY unique. They know what they like AND don’t like, which can change from minute to minute. This is especially true when it comes to food. You want your toddler to get plenty of nutrition, but what do you do if they will only eat mac and cheese smothered in catsup? Wouldn’t it be great if mealtimes were one area in which EVERYONE could win? In this video, we’ll look at what your tot needs nutritionally, how to teach them good eating habits early on, and how to call a truce and make mealtimes pleasant for everyone. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Your toddler has mouth full of pretty white teeth. They can bite and chew and smile in a way that melts your heart. But how do you keep their teeth healthy, and it is really important to? After all, they are going to lose them. In this video we will look at why your child’s oral health IS important to their overall health, how to teach them good teeth brushing habits, when to see the dentist, and what to do if your child has a dental problem. CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

Getting your child to eat can be a challenge. It’s hard enough to get a kid to eat vegetables, but what do you do if you struggle to get your child to eat almost anything? The key is to be consistent and reward their good behavior; this lesson helps you do that! Learn simple methods to move forward without falling into the healthy food guilt trap. Plus, hear from other moms about their struggles and how they overcame them. (27 min)

FATHERHOOD

Getting through pregnancy is huge! Moms go through A LOT: roller-coaster hormones, body changes, aches and pains, and so much more. At one point, she may even grieve her pre-pregnancy figure. Every trimester brings new changes, challenges, and feelings! As a guy, you may feel like just staying out of her way! We don’t recommend that! In this video, we give new dads practical tips for helping her through pregnancy, what to expect, and how to ease into each new trimester. And most importantly, the things you can AND should NOT say when taking care of her during pregnancy. (27 min)

Are you her birth coach? Her strong and fearless support? Will you go through labor with her? Help her get that baby out? Are you a little traumatized at the thought of what you both might experience? That’s okay! Every guy feels ya! But the truth is she will need your support, help, comfort, and love during labor and delivery. You will need to know what and what not to do or say. In this video, we give practical tips on how to best to take great care of her during birth! (26 min)

It’s done! You made it through pregnancy and labor and delivery! The baby is out and home. Well, wipe the sweat off your brow and roll up your sleeves, cause you’re not done yet! She will be sore, exhausted, emotional, and stressed out caring for the baby and home. She will need a lot of time to heal and rest, and that means your help! In this video, we give practical tips for how to best support and take great care of her and the baby during the postpartum time. We’ll even define postpartum! (26 min)

Babies are hard. Doing hard things isn’t so hard when it is something you love. This adventure is truly the best because it never ends. It evolves as your baby grows and they get bigger and better. (19 min.)

Being a Father: The Two Questions We all have a father experience, even if that experience was his absence. And that experience impacts how you father your children. Ask yourself these two questions: What kind of father are you now? And what kind of father do you want to be? In this video, we talk about the things you can do to become a loving father who provides guidance and support—the kind of father your kids need. Learn about the parenting style that will make your children more successful and happier in life, and the things you can do to adopt that style into how you father. (24 min.)

President Barack Obama said in his Father’s Day speech in 2008, “What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child—it’s the courage to raise one.” You may have heard that being a good father means spending time with your children. But what does that mean? Is it just enough to be present in the home? Or what if you don’t live with your children? In this video we talk about how to spend REAL time with your kids—time that is Relevant, Expected, Attentive, and Loving so that you can give them the best chance at life. (25 min.)

Once you’re a father, you’re an instant role model—good or bad. Your kids learn everything from you: how to treat their mother, how they should be treated, how to act, how to parent, and what is important in life. The question is what kind of role model are you? This video talks about the parenting style that will yield the best results in your kids and the things you can do to respond better and expect more of your children. And then how to put it all into practice so that you can be best role model for your kids. (22 min.)

To lead or not to lead, that is the question. Well, once you’re a father, you’re a leader, like it or not. And your children naturally turn to you for guidance and direction. They also look to you to keep them safe. The question then becomes how you will lead. But even if being a good leader doesn’t come naturally, you can learn to do it well. In this video we will talk about what it takes to be a good leader, and how you can lead in expectations, challenges, boundaries, listening, and by responding to your children. (23 min.)

Your children need you to be their dad through thick and thin. They need you in good times and hard times. And they need you to be consistent in your actions, love, and teaching. They need you there in real life. This is the challenge all fathers face! In this video, we talk about what it means to be a consistent father and how you do it year after year, so your children will grow up to be the best adults possible. Consistency is key, as they say! This is especially true of fatherhood; consistency in your actions, love, and teaching throughout their lives is the best way to nurture them and help them to grow into mature, responsible adults. Here’s how you can do just that!

Do you love disciplining your child? No one does! But it’s an important part of raising a child so they fit into life happily and effectively. How you were disciplined as a kid likely impacts how you feel about it. In this video, we talk about how to discipline in a loving, compassionate, and consistent way, whether you’re single parenting, coparenting, or parenting as a couple. We also touch on harmful or abusive discipline and give you the tools you need to raise great kids! (22 min)

Kids need structure and discipline to help them fit into life. But how do you do that, if the discipline you experienced as a kid was unkind or maybe even unjust? Or what if you had no structure or discipline at all? In this video we talk about the discipline strategies that work and how to discipline your children with compassion, love, and justice so that they learn to manage their own behavior. (23 min.)

No one want to hear bad things said about their moms and children are even more sensitive to hearing their mother insulted. This lesson walks the father through the weaponized triangle that hurts the children when the mother is attacked. It deals practically and sympathetically to the situations of broken relationships, but it is also clear that attacking a child’s mother is harmful. (17 min.)

(Spiritual) Even though we were all children once, we forget how innocently and simply our kids see the world. What changes that? For many, it’s shame. Shame doesn’t leave marks; it doesn’t leave bruises; you don’t even know you have it. And yet, it shapes our lives and the lives of our children. But you can break the bonds of shame by learning what it looks like and how it affects a child. Raise confident kids who understand their value and worth and grow in yours too with Parenting Without Shame! (20 min.)

(Spiritual) Shame has a deep impact on our children’s lives. As they grow up, it becomes thick in their hearts and reflected in their relationships. It prevents them from learning healthy values and lessons and from developing empathy and care for others. In this lesson, learn about the effects of shame and how you can make impactful changes to model healthy behavior for your children in order to shape them rather than shame them. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) Do you want to raise your child in shame? Prevent them from having healthy relationships as adults? No, you don’t! No parent wants this! But before you can break the cycle of shame and change how you parent, you need to evaluate your responses and reactions to your child’s behavior. Children watch everything we do, and what we do without realizing they’re watching is powerful! In this lesson, learn to recognize the shaming response or reaction, and then learn some great strategies for raising your child without shame. (10 min.)

(Spiritual) What does a child need in order to grow into a healthy, happy, well-adjusted adult? Most parents know that you need to feed and give them water, shelter and clothes. They also need time with others, language, learning, and exploration. But in order for them to grow into stable, self-confident, and compassionate people, they need to develop emotionally. How do you do this? In this lesson, learn the core emotions your child needs met, especially unconditional love, in order to develop into mature, healthy adults—and how you do it. (10 min.)

(Spiritual) Nurturing care of a child teaches them how to trust, be empathetic, and compassionate when they get older. This is something all parents want for their children! But how do you do it and what does it mean to nurture? Learn the important elements of nurture and how this critical aspect of parenting without shame shapes your child in a positive way over time. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) Boundaries are those invisible barriers that we establish in relationships in order to protect what we value. They impact all areas of our lives. But boundaries don’t just happen, they have to be taught and internalized. Learn about the different types of boundaries, how to nurture them in your child, why they are important to their development and life, and how they impact your child’s wellbeing. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) Our emotions are important and valuable to us. And being allowed to own our emotions and express them in a healthy way is one way we feel respected and valued. Children have BIG emotions and can go from excited to sobbing within seconds! Managing those big emotions is something they have to learn. But how do you teach this? Learn why emotional safety is important for kids and the six things you can do to develop that in your child. (12 min.)

(Spiritual) R E S P E C T respect. It’s the theme of songs, but it’s also important in raising children too. Learn how to discern between fear and respect, and how you can show respect to your child and earn it back. You will also learn why predictability is important to your child’s security, and how to achieve all of this in this final lesson in the Parenting Without Shame series. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) In lesson one we learn that the words we speak to our children matter. The words flow into their ears and settle into the folds of their hearts and the deep spaces of their self-worth. Too often, the words we speak to our children are an echo of those spoken to us as children by our parents. If those words were hurtful and harmful, you can learn a better way. This lesson will give you both information and a plan of action to make sure your words to your children are good for their hearts and self-worth!(15 min)

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Children see the world differently than adults. As parents, we might think “the silent treatment” is just discipline. After all, you’re not using hurtful words. But this is damaging to a child’s emotional well-being. This lesson describes the actions and their impact and gives helpful advice on better options. (15 min.)

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Imagine children as delicate, vibrant blossoms in the garden of life, each one unique and filled with endless potential. Just like flowers, they need the nourishment of positivity and validation to truly flourish. But it’s not just about showering them with empty praise; it’s about using the magic of the right words to unlock their incredible growth. Discover how to use ‘magic words’ that penetrate their hearts, fostering growth. These skills not only enhance your bond but also deftly resolve conflicts, turning words into tools of connection and understanding. (24 min.)

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Parenting is a delicate art, where actions resonate louder than words. Children are like sponges, absorbing life’s lessons by watching the adults around them. When a parent’s words align harmoniously with their actions, it creates a powerful and lasting impact. Consistency and authenticity in behavior build trust, making it easier for kids to follow the path set before them. Conversely, when words contradict actions, confusion reigns, and the intended lessons lose their potency. Effective parenting blends role modeling, open communication, and positive reinforcement to instill values and behaviors that shape children into responsible and empathetic individuals, poised for a bright future. (18 min.)

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I want it and I want it now! If you enticed your child with the reward of two marshmallows for waiting just 15 minutes before eating the first one, would they do it? Do they have the self-discipline to delay gobbling one sugary treat right away in order to have two in the future? Self-discipline is hard for us, but it’s especially hard for our kids. So how do you motivate your kids to hold off for a better reward? In this video, we’ll give you three basic parenting rules that along with a few goals and expectations will help give your kids the skills they need to have better self- discipline. (19 min.)

We’ve all caught our kids in a lie or two. We’ve even told a few ourselves. Why do kids lie and can you teach them to tell the truth? In this video we talk about why lies happen, how your reactions to lies can in fact encourage them, and what you can do to create an environment of honesty in your home to help your kids choose truth over lies. (19 min.)

Your child dents your neighbor’s car when playing ball in the street. Do they tell you about it or do they hide it and hope nobody finds out? We want our children to develop into courageous little people who will always do the right thing, even when they’re afraid. But how do you teach it? Does it come from long lectures on the virtues of being courageous? Do they read about it in a book? Or can we look for everyday opportunities in their lives to teach our children about what it means to be courageous? This video gives you tips on how to help your children triumph over their fears and become courageous. (19 min.)

We want our kids to help old ladies cross the street, serve meals to the poor, and become pals to lonely kids at school. But how do you teach them to be kind? Where does kindness come from? This video gives you tips on finding those teachable moments in everyday life where you can guide your children to choose kindness, and how you can model this value from your own interactions with them to encourage their hearts. (20 min.)

What kind of super-hero confidence does it take to carry your child through life? To give them super-natural power over their own actions or to defeat the villains of the schoolyard? In this video, we talk about the three things you can do to help create this super-power of confidence in your child! (21 min.)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can make parenting a challenge, as if it wasn’t already! Whether it’s inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or all three combined, you have your work cut out for you! In this video, we look at what’s true and what’s not about ADHD, four ways you can best support your child and bring peace into your home, and four ways to take great care of yourself when parenting a child with ADHD. (25 min.)

Of the different disorders a child can have, Autism ranks as one of the toughest. There is a lot of confusion about it, but there are also many things we know today to help a child live a happy and purposeful life. In this video, we’ll talk about the what autism is and dispel few misconceptions about it. We’ll look at the behaviors that could be a red flag for you. We’ll also talk about how to get the help and support both you and your child need, and the best ways to relate to a child living with autism. (22 min.)

Do you have a child who is a force to be reckoned with? Who won’t take no for answer, won’t be reasoned with, and won’t do anything they don’t want to do? If so, then you likely have a strong-willed child. Is this good? Is it bad? Can they be taught to comply and cooperate? We’ll talk about all of this and how you can guide your child into becoming the next great leader they are destined to be. (20 min.)

They get SO MAD! And sometimes we just don’t know why! You expect meltdowns from toddlers who are just trying to figure out their big feelings. But what about your school-age child? Is their anger normal or is there something more going on? Are there other intense feelings that your child is struggling with? In this video we talk about what anger can really mean, and we’ll give you some great strategies for helping your child understand and manage their feelings in healthy ways. (21 min.)

Sexual behavior and kids rank high on the parent meter for uncomfortable topics. What are normal, developmental sexual behaviors in a child and what things should you be concerned about? In this video we talk about the common sexual behaviors in childhood from preschool children up to twelve years old, how you should respond to them, and your important role in shaping your child’s healthy attitudes and behaviors towards sex. (26 min.)

By Dr. Kevin Leman. (Spiritual) The bestselling book is now a DVD video curriculum for groups, classes, and churches! Have a New Kid by Friday offers practical, real-world solutions guaranteed to change your child’s attitude, behavior, and character — in five days! The course takes parents through a six-lesson parenting “boot camp” with practical ideas and strategies they will use for the rest of their child’s growing years. Through each lesson, Dr. Leman helps parents understand why children behave the way they do, points out mistakes that parents make to encourage bad behavior, and helps parents develop the courage to do what is best for their kids.

This session is focused more on the parents and evaluating the parenting style that Is used in each home. By taking some positive action and changing things around your home, it will help you become a better parent. (30 min.)

The second segment in the “Have A New Kid by Friday” series focuses on the kids and what needs parents need to be meeting. He covers the Big 8 things that children need from you and how you can help them grow and be close to them as they traverse through life. Amongst that you’ll also learn how to acknowledge things such as their priorities, passions, pressures etc. and help them work on them. (29 min.)

The third installment in the series talks about how staying connected to your children can help keep that respect and make children feel like the are accepted instead of rejected. Asking their opinions and preferences and allowing them to have a say in things can make a world of a difference. Throughout this segment you’ll learn various ways in how you can have a respectful relationship while also strengthening your bond. (29 min.)

Segment number four is all about attitude. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses on why kids do and don’t misbehave or act out. He gives you an action plan on what things to do and look out for to help your child with their attitude. He also makes sure that you yourself are checking your own attitude at the door. Adult misbehavior influences children’s misbehaviors so keeping yours in check helps your children’s attitude as well. (32 min.)

The last part of the “Have a New Kid by Friday” Dr. Kevin Leman brings out three different ABC’s for self-esteem. Tips on how to make your child feel welcome and have a sense in belonging in your household are given. The way you parent is critical because you matter a whole lot in your child’s world. (30 min.)

Dr. Kevin Leman shares his tips on how you can make every day a Fun-Day with your kids. (35 min.)

DR. KEVIN LEMAN is an internationally known Christian psychologist, best-selling author, speaker, and media personality. He is a guest on many TV and Radio shows such as Focus On The Family, Midday Connection, Open Line, Oprah, Live With Regis, The Early Show, The Today show, Good Morning America, Real Families, and Parent Talk.

(Spiritual) It’s Never Too Late To Become a Better Parent. (36 min.)

(Spiritual) Staying Tuned In So They Don’t Tune You Out. (36 min.)

(Spiritual) Why Teaching and Learning Are Better Than Punishment and Penalties. (35 min.)

(Spiritual) A Step-By-Step Plan That Works Wonders! (34 min.)

(Spiritual) Observing The Warning Signs Before Tempers Flare. (38 min.)

(Spiritual) Recognize Your Children’s Differences and Turn Them Into Advantages. (35 min.)

(Spiritual) Helping Kids Overcome the Negative Influence of the Internet, The Media and Technology. (35 min.)

Single Parenting

(Spiritual) Being a caring, effective single parent is one of the most challenging jobs in the world! It is not for the faint or weak-of-heart. This 6-lesson study is designed to encourage single parents to build healthy relationships with their ex-spouses and to raise their children to love and honor the Lord. This study will help parents understand that they are not alone in the challenges they face. This first lesson focuses on how you can bring stability to your children by getting your own life in order. (28 min.)

(Spiritual) The task of single parenting is difficult, and the obstacles are daunting. It’s great to know the Lord and to lean on Him for grace, strength, and direction. This second session focuses on healing the past and looking toward the future. (27 min.)

(Spiritual) In this lesson, you will learn how to relate to your ex-spouse with grace and maturity instead of retaliation and bitterness. Parents will find practical, biblically sound guidance on being loving, caring, and effective parents to their children. This third session focuses on creating harmony with your ex-spouse. (25 min.)

(Spiritual) An army of forces is at war in your child’s world. Day after day, this army of people and messages attack your child’s self-esteem and attempts to convince your child that he or she is worthless. Your home, however, can be a nurturing place for your child’s self-esteem. This lesson discusses how children in a single-parent family can thrive and feel good about themselves when you know the ABCs of building their self-esteem. These ABCs are easy to remember, and you can excel in this important skill of parenting. (24 min.)

(Spiritual) As parents, we struggle to raise our children with both love and limits. Real love requires discipline and setting healthy limits. The challenge is in finding the right mixture of authority and respect in the home. Homes need rules, but rules are not as important as relationships. Effective discipline is a combination of words and actions. Words without action become worthless. And too much discipline just exasperates and discourages children. This fifth session focuses on reality discipline and how you can teach your children to be respectful, responsible, and resourceful. (24 min.)

(Spiritual) Every one of you has what it takes to raise well-balanced kinds in an off-balance world. This lesson discusses how to relate to your children according to their unique, God-given personalities. This final session focuses on understanding your child’s personality. (26 min.)

love lessons & the whole Sex Talk

(Spiritual) God created sex and IT IS AWESOME!! And He wants it to be awesome for you! He really does! But great sex comes with boundaries that protect your health, heart, and spirit. In this first video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel talks about the one perfect boundary that keeps sex safe, uncomplicated, and satisfying for you. And this gives you freedom that leads to respect, intimacy, and trust with the one you can safely give your whole heart to.

What is treated like the biggest disease of most sexually active teens and single young adults? Pregnancy! NEWSFLASH, pregnancy’s not a disease—it’s what your body was intended to do! The real fear should be sexually transmitted diseases! In this second video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel unpacks costs and consequences of sex outside of a mutually exclusive, monogamous relationship. She also shares keys to success and how you can experience love in a way you’ve never experienced before! (14 min.)

These ain’t your grandparent’s STDs! Today, there are way more sexually transmitted diseases to worry about than 50 years ago and a higher rate of infection. STD/STIs are an epidemic in our country! Many cause infertility, cancer, and even death. In this third video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel breaks down the different STD/STIs, both viral and bacterial, incurable and curable, and the heavy costs they have on your health, heart, and life. (19 min.)

Do you have trouble attracting the right kinda guy? Do you find yourself with losers who always break your heart? Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel never getting anywhere with love? WHY DOES THAT HAPPEN? How can you change it? Change starts first by looking at yourself. We often attract exactly what we are and not what we pretend to be. In this fourth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel breaks down character, how to be the person you want to attract, how to build integrity, and where it all starts! So, throw away that dating app and swipe right to a better you! (18 min.)

Spoiler alert: Pornography is not harmless. Did you really think it was? Most porn shows strong images of violence against women and gives a horrible message that sex is about violence, power, and crushing women. Is this what you want your guy to think? And it teaches young women to accept abuse, violence, and pain. In the fifth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel takes a hard look at how porn, sexting, and some dating apps are hurting our relationships and changing our culture! (17 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you been hurt over and over and over again by your choices, and feel hopeless when it comes to love? Well there is hope and healing when it comes to your heart, and it starts with Jesus. In the sixth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel lays out the plan of hope and healing through stories of women in the Bible who were hurt by their poor choices, and the forgiveness they received from their Savior. Forgiveness and change are yours for the asking. (17 min.)

Wanna make those great changes in your life? You know, the ones where you build integrity, put in place healthy boundaries, and choose to wait for a healthy relationship? How do you stick to your resolve? How do you heal from past choices that have a stronghold on you? In this final video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel lays out the plan to protect yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually—body, mind, and spirit—so that you can end the years of pain, tears, and struggle when it comes to love. (15 min.)

Abortion Healing

Acknowledge Where You Are Now is inviting you to stop and check in with yourself by asking, “How am I really doing following my abortion?” Identifying and acknowledging your emotions is a crucial key to working through your abortion experience. Many overlook this critical step. However, these emotions need to be acknowledged. An abortion does change you, and very few women are not affected in some way by their abortion. (10 min.)

 You are not alone in your abortion experience, and you are not alone in feeling lonely. From an aerial perspective, countless women were shocked by the devastating effects of their abortion on their emotions. In this lesson, you will learn that sharing what you have experienced since your abortion in a safe environment can be essential to understanding that You Are Not Alone. (9 min.)

In Freedom from Anger through Forgiveness, you will learn the three steps to forgiveness. Step 1 talks about the universal truth is the only way to get rid of your anger. Step 2 talks about how forgiveness is a necessary key to experiencing freedom from anger and helping you find inner peace. Step 3 talks about forgiveness as the key to serenity and joy, and a vital key to hope and healing. (8 min.)

In Key 4 we will look at four steps in the grieving process: acknowledge, accept, connect, and adapt. You will learn to acknowledge where you are with the loss to move through grief. You will learn how to accept the loss of your child to abortion. Some women choose to express love for their child by finding ways to connect with the loss by honoring their child. The fourth point to coping with grief is to adapt to the loss of your child to abortion. (11 min.)

In Key 5 you will learn that there is power in accepting the things outside your control and the things you cannot change. There is relief in allowing this concept to travel from your head to your heart. It is helpful to remind yourself that you cannot control other people’s thoughts or actions. (9 min.)

In Key 6 you will learn that your story and your experience can be the key to helping other women start their own healing journey. You will learn your words and your actions can make a difference in someone’s life. (8 min.)

The ADOPTION OPTION

“I could never do that” is usually the first instinct and response that expectant moms feel and share. Leah, a birth mom of 18 years, shares how she felt the same way until she learned more about open adoption and took time to educate herself about her options. Together Carrie and Leah discuss common adoption myths and fears and what is actually the truth about modern adoption. (15 min)

Adoptions used to be closed and filled with secrets. Now, open adoption has revolutionized the modern adoption experience, and is statistically proven to benefit everyone involved when done well. Discover with Leah, a birth mom of 18 years, and Carrie what common open adoption practices are today. (4 min.)

When choosing adoption, YOU are in the driver’s seat. You have rights! In this video, we discuss what you need to know as you consider adoption and what you can ask for. Don’t settle for anything less than good care for yourself through this difficult time. You matter. (10 min)

Perhaps adoption sounds like an option you want to explore, but you still wonder about the heartache that may follow? That is a very valid concern, and one that Leah struggled with as well. In this video, Leah and Carrie discuss the grief that birth mothers feel as they make this life changing decision as well as tips on how to cope in healthy ways. (13 min)

(Spiritual) It can be very helpful to hear from other birth moms who have walked this path. Listen to the advice from others who have been in your shoes, who have weighed their options and have lived out adoption for many years. In this video, they share encouragement and empowerment in where you are right now and what may help you to take your next steps. (10 min)

(Spiritual) Courtney has been a birth mom for 20+ years in a semi-open adoption. She placed her son before heading off to college. In this video, she shares why she chose adoption, her struggles with self-worth and family relationships, and the path to healing. (15 min)

(Spiritual) Hillary was parenting when she chose open adoption for her youngest son. She shares her struggles with her decision, and how she has found peace and comfort within their open adoption (16 min)

(Spiritual) Morgan was in her twenties during her unplanned pregnancies and has experienced both abortion and adoption. She shares why she felt adoption was the best option during her second pregnancy, along with her path to healing after abortion and adoption. (12 min)

(Spiritual) Leah was 16 and a junior in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Leah shares how she wrestled with her decision for months and what finally lead her to choose open adoption. With a fully open adoption for now 18 years, she shares what the relationship is like now with her daughter and the adoptive family she chose. (14 min)

BABY'S FIRST YEAR

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a scary and confusing subject for most parents. Much research over the years has led to many different recommendations that have greatly reduced the chances of an infant dying unexpectedly. Should you be reasonably worried about SIDS? What can you do to reduce the risk of SIDS happening to your baby? And, how important is it to follow these recommendations? This video will answer these questions and help parents have the peace of mind about SIDS as well as a game plan to reduce the risk of SIDS dramatically for their babies. (22 min.)

Newscasts are filled with stories about SIDS, drownings, accidents, and other scenarios involving babies and children. Knowing that you are responsible for keeping your baby safe is scary for any parent. What would you do if your child was choking or stopped breathing? Could you save your baby’s life? This video instructs parents or caregivers on how to perform choking and CPR procedures on a baby if they have a breathing or cardiac emergency. While this does not replace an accredited CPR class, this video will familiarize a person on these important lifesaving steps. (21 min.)

Parents are responsible for keeping their children safe, including traveling safely with them. Car seat recommendations and laws change and vary by state. Add to that the stress of figuring out which car seat is right for your child and car, and how to install and use it correctly. It can feel overwhelming for a parent making these important decisions. This video will help sort through the choices a parent has when faced with selecting the right car seat. It will also give tips on correctly installing a car seat, and where to go for help if it is too confusing. Finally, this video will cover how to correctly use the seat once installed so parents may feel confident their children are traveling safely. (40 min.)

Probably one of the scariest things in life is bringing home your newborn for the first time and realizing, “I DON’T COMPLETELY KNOW WHAT I’M DOING!” Well, give yourself a big hug ‘cuz most parents feel this way! After all, babies can’t really tell you what they need…or can they? In this video, we talk about understanding your baby’s needs and how they communicate, their personality, and how they learn and grow. We’ll also talk about understanding how you can take great care of yourself and line up the support you need. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Crying We love our babies, but we HATE their crying. Especially the inconsolable crying that you can’t fix! It’s hard to listen to, and it makes us so EMOTIONAL! It evokes feelings from deep within! You may be wondering, “Is this normal?” “Am I doing something wrong?” Or worse, “Is there something wrong with my baby?” There may even be a niggling little voice inside wondering, “Am I a bad parent?” This video answers all those questions and talks about ways you can soothe your baby and what to do if you can’t stop the crying! CC: English/Spanish (24 min.)

Covering the first three sounds and Priscilla’s story, this lesson will help your clients understand their baby and the crys and sounds they make. Included chapters in this lesson are: Priscillas’ Story, Welcome, “neh” means feed me, “owh” means tired, “eh” means burp me. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less.CC: English/Spanish (10 min.)

In lesson two you will hear from parents and how learning to communicate with their baby has helped them understand their child. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less.CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

In lesson three you will learn what the sounds Eairh and Heh mean. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less. CC: English/Spanish (10 min.)

Colds, the flu, stomach bugs, rashes, and other bacterial or viral infections. These are many of the illnesses parents face when raising children. How do you treat a fever, avoid dehydration, or cope with a nasty cold? Most illnesses can be treated at home. This video takes a look at the common potential illnesses an infant may get within their first year of life and how to treat them. We’ll look at what should go into your home first aid kit, ways to help prevent or keep from spreading illness, and when you should see your medical provider. (25 min.)

Bringing a baby home is exciting. But keeping them safe can be stressful! As they grow, they begin to kick and push with their legs, grab at things, roll over, and crawl. These exciting milestones can cause you lots of worries about keeping your baby safe. In this video we discuss how to prevent and plan for childhood accidents as well as the most common accidents infants can have. We also talk about what to do if your baby gets hurt. • Closed Captions: English/Spanish (17 min.)

Opinions about vaccines are easy to find and it is hard to know what to believe. This DVD uses CDC sources and documented studies to explore the truth about vaccines including: The History of Vaccines; How Vaccines are Made; Are Vaccines Safe; Common Ingredients in Vaccines; Do We Really Need Vaccinations; and Immunization Details. (28 min.)

In the first three months, it may seem that all your baby does at first is eat, sleep, poop, and repeat. But really, a lot of changes occur as your newborn discovers life outside the womb. They are developing physical strength, learning to communicate and interact with you, and taking in all the sights and sounds of their new world. And to top it off, they are hitting important milestones that start them on their way to growing up! In this video, we talk about what milestones are and the milestones your baby should be hitting by three months! CC: English/Spanish (24 min.)

When mama don’t sleep, baby don’t sleep either! It’s hard getting your baby to sleep long enough in order for you to get adequate sleep too! It can turn any of us into mombies, you know, mom-zombies! Why do babies sleep for such short stretches of time, and when can you expect yours to sleep through the night? What is a normal sleep cycle, and what makes a baby a ‘good’ sleeper? This video will answer these questions, help you through some common sleep challenges, and give you some tips on how to get your baby into a sleep cycle you can live and sleep with! CC: English/Spanish (18 min.)

There are many nutrients your baby needs in order to thrive. Putting it all together may seem like a complicated chemistry assignment. While a lot goes into providing your infant with a healthy diet, whether you’re breastfeeding, using formula, or eventually introducing solid foods, it’s really not complicated. Your healthy diet establishes a positive pattern for your family. No matter which feeding method you use, the same nutrients that keep you healthy will keep your baby healthy too. This video looks at the type of nutrients and the balanced diet your baby needs in order to thrive and grow. (23 min.)

Balancing family and work. With only 24 hours in a day, how do you manage these two full-time jobs and do both well? After all, there ARE only so many hours in a day, and a few of those need to involve sleep! When both your boss and your family require 100 percent of your time and energy, how do you strike a healthy balance? We’ll take a look at how to balance work and family in this video, and how to take great care of yourself! (17 min.)

Let’s see…the choice between chocolate cake or a Snicker’s Bar for lunch vs a healthy alternative. The choice is tough, isn’t it? What feels good vs what is good! This video looks at why a mommy’s nutritional needs are important and how you can make healthy choices 90 percent of the time so that you don’t have to feel guilty about those occasional “feel-good” choices. We’ll take a look at what your nutritional needs really are, and how you can easily meet them, with just a little planning. (23 min.)

Mommies have to stretch like Elastigirl and wear a lot of capes all at the same time. In addition to scaling large buildings in a single bound, you also have to be organized and run like a well-oiled machine to make it all work. Ever wish you could use the Lasso of Truth with your kids? Well, keep your magic bracelets on, girl, cuz this video will give you tips on how to stay organized, on time, meet the needs of your family, and maintain your superhero status! (20 min.)

When your baby was born, the only sounds they made were contented coos and grunts when eating or loud wails when they needed you. But just six months later, your smart little baby is babbling newly discovered sounds like, “mmmm” and vowels like “ah” that when strung together will be music to your ears! And your excited squeals encourage them in just the right way. In this video, we talk about the development you’ll see in your baby in the three to six-month range and how you can encourage and help your baby learn.CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. Teeth are an important part of a child’s health and development. In this lesson, you will learn the physical effects of teething. We will discuss teething and breastfeeding and the do’s and don’ts of soothing a child during this phase. (22 min.)

Even before your baby was born, she was on the move. Much of her physical development before and after birth leads to her ultimate goals of standing and walking. From the earliest milestones to when she is finally walking, skipping, and jumping, a baby must learn many new skills along the way. This video will walk a parent through the developmental milestones that ultimately lead to their baby’s first steps. It will also offer helpful tips to create a safe environment for a baby’s exploration, and what to do if they come to a bump in the road, where their baby is not hitting those key milestones. (26 min.)

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. And just as Dr. Seuss suggests, your baby is discovering their mobility! They’re beginning to move around on their own and interact with their family and other familiar people in their lives. Their brains are developing so quickly, and they’re learning so much! In this video, we talk about your baby’s brain development and the milestones you’ll see them hitting by nine months! CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

It’s hard to believe that your baby is getting ready to hit their first birthday! That’s epic! They have changed so much from when they were first born! Soon you’ll have a toddler to chase after! And with this comes a bit of independence that can create a little bit of insecurity for both you and your baby. In this video, we talk about those milestones your baby will be hit by one year and the things you can do to help your child adjust to their new-found independence. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Choosing child care that is right for you and your child can be difficult. This DVD covers the possible problems to look for, what types of care are available, and the questions that should be asked at the facility. Also covered are the following topics: Defining What You Want, Family and Friends, Licensed Family Child Care Homes, Licensed Day-Care Facilities, Locating a Center, Checking Out Facilities, Centers You Should Stay Away From. (21 min.)

Protecting their children from harm is every parent’s responsibility and concern. Finding out their children were sexually abused is a parent’s nightmare. Ninety percent of sexual abuse happens to victims who know and trust their abuser. So, what can you do to protect your child in a day and age where pornography is easily accessible and stranger danger is no longer your greatest threat? Are sleepovers still safe or should they be avoided? This video answers these questions and takes a close look at what child sexual abuse is, how to teach your children to be safe, how parents can spot potentially unsafe situations for their children, and what you should do if you suspect your child was abused. (29 min.)

When you dreamed of being a parent, you likely never thought you’d be raising your child between two homes. But even in a split-up, your children need both of you to be there for them, 100%! Successful co-parenting takes work, strategy, and making the decision to put your children first. We’ll show you how to do that, so your kids have the best chance at life! Closed Captioning English/Spanish (27 min.)

Meet Co-Founder of The Center for Modern Family Dynamics, Jay Daughtry. Jay shares his journey into single parenting and gives insights into self-care as a single parent and grieving spouse while meeting the challenge of re-defining your family. Ron Deal is the Director of FamilyLife Blended and is an author, speaker and therapist. Ron offers wisdom and insight in meeting the difficult challenges of co-parenting while providing clear direction for becoming healthy co-parents. Understanding what is parental instead of personal will help co-parents find a new pathway to communicate.

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Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Boundaries are simply a way of saying this is what you are and are not going to do. This lesson covers everything about relationships; married, dating, or single. Even if the client already has children, these videos will give them tips to help them make the best choices and have the best life ever. (28 min.)

Struggling with personal boundaries and expectations? Dive deep into the nuances of setting boundaries, preferences, and desires in this eye-opening video. From emotional and intellectual realms to the complexities of intimate relationships and financial decisions, uncover the key to a balanced life. Learn to distinguish essential boundaries from petty battles, ensuring healthier relationships and self-respect. Whether navigating personal relationships or financial choices, this video offers actionable insights for everyone. Transform your approach to life and relationships (21 min.)

Couples contemplate cohabitation as a “trial period” before marriage, often driven by financial constraints or external influences. Yet, remember, a home is more than walls; it’s a haven for your family. Research reveals that a strong marriage foundation fosters a thriving home. Cohabitation, with its uncertainty, frequently hampers marital and family strength. It’s akin to building with sub-par materials and hoping for stability. Choosing a lifelong commitment, rather than cohabitation, sets the stage for a fulfilling life for you, your partner, and your children. (17 min.)

(Spiritual) Designed to be Different

Being a loving, life-long spouse is one of the most challenging goals in the world! It is not for the faint or weak-of-heart. You face major obstacles every day. Too many couples give up and call it quits before reaching their 8th anniversary. This first lesson focuses on balancing the challenges and benefits of two distinctive personalities. (26 min.) 

 (Spiritual) Where Have all the Flowers Gone?

You are making an investment in your marriage that will pay major dividends immediately and down the road. Every marriage struggles with apathy and selfishness. The longer we are married, the more often we have to renew our commitment to one another and work to rekindle the romance. This lesson will focus on the greatest needs in the lives of men and women and will contrast the differences in male and female needs. Dr. Leman will challenge us to learn to view life through our spouse’s eyes and to put the needs of our spouse first in order to do the best for one another. (25 min.)

 (Spiritual) Striking the Perfect Match.

Dr. Leman reminded us in this lesson that marriage is not a piece of cake; a good marriage takes time, understanding, and empathy. You need to understand the different needs of men and women and work to do your best for the one you love the most. This third lesson focuses on understanding the influence that birth order has on families and in relationships. (25 min.) 

 (Spiritual) Looking for Love in Two Special Faces

The first three lessons have focused on our differences in personality, birth order, and the obstacles that married couples face in creating an intimate relationship. You have also learned how to balance your challenges, rekindle romance, and learn the benefits that your personalities bring to the marriage. This fourth lesson focuses on how vital it is for husband and wife to develop a healthy, harmonious relationship. Our children grow and thrive in a home in which mom and dad are on the same page. (24 min.)

(Spiritual) Don’t Rock the Jukebox 

Last lesson, we discussed how your relationship directly affects your children, their self-esteem, and their outlook on life. So much is at stake in the willingness you and your spouse have to become one in your marriage. This fifth lesson focuses on how to resolve conflict in marriage. This lesson is one of the most important, if not THE most important, lesson in this series. What you learn in this lesson will help you for the rest of your life. (31 min.)

(Spiritual) Sex Begins in the Kitchen 

In the previous lesson, we focused on resolving conflict and compared marriage to a finely tuned, delicate jukebox that needs care and stability. This sixth lesson focuses on sexual intimacy and fulfillment in marriage. (26 min. )

(Spiritual) Enjoying the Journey 

As husband and wife, you are going to need to continue to work on your relationship regularly. Both you and your spouse need to accept the awesome responsibility of making your marriage the best it can be. This seventh lesson focuses on enjoying the journey of marriage and becoming one for a lifetime. (29 min.)

LIFE SKILLS

Showering, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and more. It all seems so simple, doesn’t it? But there are a lot of reasons why a person doesn’t always do these basic things. However, there are even more great reasons why you should, including your good health. In this video we talk about why good hygiene is important, how to do it, and what to do if you struggle with circumstances in life that make it hard for you. (23 min.)

Phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. Social media, chats, texts, and apps for EVERYTHING! Life has never been more efficient, fun…and distracting. Is technology improving our lives or is it taking us down a slippery path? In this video we talk about what the REAL problem is and how to enjoy your screen time while taking care of the most important things in life. It doesn’t have to be ‘game over’, man! (21 min.)

Depression is more than just feeling down occasionally. It’s more intense, and lasts longer. Nearly one in 12 American’s over the age of 20 suffers from it, and women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. In this video we talk about what depression is, how to know if you’re experiencing it, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help and manage your depression. (25 min.)

Who loves to clean and manage a home? NOT ME! And likely not you either. But it’s important. Keeping your home clean and organized doesn’t have to be a monumental task, unless you make it one. In this video we’ll give several habit-forming housekeeping tips so that you can easily maintain your home and have lots of time left over for the other more fun things in your life. Don’t be buried under your mountain of mess. Plant a flag in it and call it conquered! (18 min.)

Everyone gets angry once in a while. It’s a normal emotion for when we feel attacked, threatened, or shamed. Anger causes us to fight or run. When it gets out of control, it can hurt others and damage relationships. But, we have the ability to manage and control this intense emotion. In this video, we talk about understanding the triggers to your anger and how to handle them in a positive way. (24 min.)

Ever feel like you just can’t let another day go by without buying those sparkly Jimmy Choo’s to adorn your feet? Or maybe you can’t get through the checkout line without grabbing the snacks placed right at your eye level. Or when you feel like life is dealing you nines and tens in a hand of Show Low, does a little retail therapy call your name? Well sister, you’ve been played by the sneakiest of sneaksters! This video looks at how marketers keep us buying more stuff and spending all of our hard-earned cash before it even hits our bank account. You will learn tips to keep from being manipulated at the checkout line and how not to become a victim in retail marketing wars. Yes, you CAN fight the impulse to spend! This DVD coincides with Life Skills Module L2. It covers the basics of money management when a client is working on becoming an independent individual. (19 min.)

Have you ever found yourself with too little cash and too many bills? The stress, worry, and restrictions of being unable to pay our bills brings can be simply overwhelming. Do you know this feeling? Debt is like being locked up in chains that are stronger than you and keep you tied up. You no longer have the freedom to do the things you want because you are chained to your debt. Have you become a prisoner to all the money you owe? Are you ready to do what it takes to be financially free? This video shows you how YOU can slay the monster of debt. (19 min.)

Are credit cards your best friend or your worse enemy? Can they make you or break you? Do they love you or hate you? Are they the bane of our existence or the salvation to our money woes? Is it possible that they can be both? This video puts credit cards in their proper perspective. And it talks about how if you are in debt or tempted to overspend because of them, then credit cards are just another tool being used to separate you from your hard-earned cash and financial goals! (18 min.)

Just when everything is going well, and you have your finances in order ¬– BAM! Disaster hits! It may rain inside your house instead of outside. A pipe may burst, giving you the indoor pool you’ve never wanted. Your fine ride loses its glide. In the financial biz, we call this Murphy’s Law. “Anything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong, at the WORST possible time!” But did you know that you can Murphy-proof your life against financial emergencies? This video looks at how to plan for financial emergencies and what a financial emergency really is. For example, are bald tires REALLY an emergency or just poor planning? (17 min.)

Stay out of debt. Save for the future. Plan your big purchases. Live within your means. All great ideas, but how do you do it in reality? After all, you have monthly expenses, semi and annual expenses, and unforeseen expenses along the way. How do you plan all of this within a fixed monthly income? The answer is the budget. In this video we will look at how to make and maintain a simple budget and plan for most of your expenses so that you can avoid those unpleasant financial surprises at the end of the month. (14 min.)

What exactly is a credit score anyway? What’s it for and why do I have to worry about it? Is it even important if I don’t plan on buying a house? This video explains what a credit score is, how to maintain a good credit score, and why it might be important, even if you can’t buy a house yet. (14 min)

There are two ways to buy a car, the smart way and the not-so-smart way. The smart way can net you a car that meets your needs. The not-so-smart way can drive you to a load of debt and expenses you may not be able to afford. In this video, we will look at how to buy a car, pick through needs vs. wants, and how to avoid being taken for a ride. (19 min.)

When you close your eyes and dream, what do you see yourself doing to provide for your family? The first step to achieving your career goal is looking forward to where you want to be. The next, listing the steps it takes to get there. In this video, we will unpack what it takes to get the future you want, how to divide up the steps to get there, and how to start. (16 min.)

You’ve worked hard to get there, and now you’re finally out of debt. Does life now just go on as usual? Or do you need a plan to stay out of debt? In this video we’ll look at the behaviors and habits it takes to stay out of debt and spend purposefully. (15 min.)

You’ve gotten out of debt, managed your budget, put away the credit cards, and gotten control of your desire to spend. What’s next, you may ask? Is there something more to your financial future? In this video, we will simplify how to build a healthy financial future, take the confusion out of 401Ks, IRAs, and provide other tips on planning for financial stability. (15 min.)

Change is difficult for children. They may not show it immediately, but inside they are trying to protect themselves from the hurt that so much change brings. This video will help you talk through these hard issues with your children. Helping them sort through and understand their confusing feelings goes a long way. In this video, you can learn to go further as you help them to process their emotions and to make healthy choices on how they express them. Give your child the tools they need to understand what they are feeling and to work through them to acceptance. (18 min.)

It has been said that you should only undertake a single major event in any given year. Whoever said that was a bit out of touch with daily reality. Major events come and go; changing jobs, moving homes, adding to your family, getting married or breaking up. These are major events, and there needs to be a sense of who your family is and how you can keep them stable through these tumultuous times. This video can guide you and help you understand that change is what it is – but your family can weather it together! (22 min.)

It’s time to move, again, and that means getting established in a new area. How do you help your children adapt to a new school and make new friends while still encouraging them to maintain current relationships? How do you get them excited for a new area? You may even find yourself feeling anxious with the idea of establishing your family yet again. This video will help parents support, listen and encourage their children through a difficult transition. It will also prepare parents with a plan of action for getting involved, connected and thriving in a new area. (21 min.)

A family is who we do life with. Most of the time they have our backs. They are there in the good times and the bad, and they are there in the times of our deepest pain or greatest joy. But a family represents more than just parents and children. For your children, it represents a lifelong relationship, a shared history, and a place to go back to. (19 min.)

(Family is our most precious gift. They are not perfect. They are made up people who struggle, come from imperfect backgrounds, and often are figuring life out as they go. But successful families share one thing in common, they are committed to each other and purposeful in living life together. In this video we talk about what it takes to create a successful family-life for your children, how you can build rich experiences that shape their character, and the most important things a child needs to build good life skills. (23 min.)

We all want that perfect job that pays the bills and provides for our families. And one that we can love going to every day. But how do you find it? The answer might surprise you, but the place to start first is with you. In this video, we help you take a closer look at yourself—the type of person you are, your habits, your personality, and your motivation—to help you determine the kind of employee you’ll be; the type of job you’ll do well in; and the “why” that will get you up and off to work day after day. Our everyday habits, likes, dislikes, and personality all factor into the type of job that’s best for you. Here’s how you can find out more about yourself and narrow down the opportunities you search for to best support yourself and your family. (19 min.)

Ugh! Finding a job is SOOOO HARD!! It’s one of those things we don’t love but have to do. So, where do you start? How do you find good jobs out there, let alone great ones? In this video, we will talk about what to look for, where to search, and how to apply for great jobs. We’ll even talk about the things you can do first to make yourself more successful. And then what you can do to better your chances of getting hired. Searching for a job can become very discouraging, very fast. Finding the right fit and becoming successful; it’s something everyone wants! But how do you do it? Here’s how you can learn to better your chances of being hired and land that job you’ve been after for so long! (18 min.)

You did it! You’ve applied for some jobs! And now you’re waiting to hear back for an interview. But what IS the interview? Is it just a formality? What kinds of questions will you be asked? And are you allowed to ask questions too? It’s a lot to think about. In this video we will talk about what you can do to prepare well for your interview, including some things you can take care of beforehand, so that you have the best chance at bagging that job! Before you go in for an interview, there are many different things you need to be ready for! Here’s how you can prepare yourself for almost any question or situation in your interview and land the job you have been hoping for! (16 min.)

You’ve done your homework, practiced, and you have the perfect interview outfit on. You are ready to head out to your interview. But all the preparation in the world won’t help you sell yourself if you don’t follow a few easy guidelines when at the interview. In this video, we talk about when to arrive and what to do when you do arrive, what manners and etiquette you should use, what is and isn’t appropriate, and some tips on answering questions. We also talk about why it’s important for you to ask questions, and what you should do after the interview. Do these things, and you will be more relaxed at the interview and stand out as a strong candidate to your future employer. It’s time for your interview! After all your preparation and hard work, now is your chance to prove you have what it takes to your potential employer! Even still, here are a few tips on etiquette, how to answer questions, how to dress, and more helpful advice to help you make a good impression! (17 min.)

You’ve done the hard work of finding a good job! Congratulations! That means you stood out as an applicant. But getting the job is just half the battle. Now you not only need to keep it, but you also need to be a great employee too. What does this mean? In this video we talk about what goes into being a good employee and how you can go a step further to be the great employee your boss saw in you so that you can succeed at work! Congratulations on landing that job you were after! Now, it is important that you continuously work on being a great employee! What does this mean? Watch this video and find some helpful tips to boost your success at work and maintain the values your boss saw in you at the beginning! (16 min.)

Domestic Violence

(Spiritual content) How healthy is your relationship? Do you sense in your heart something is off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? In this lesson, we examine the health of your intimate relationships, past or present. We will discuss the difference between normal relational conflict, domestic abuse, and narcissism. You deserve to be treated with value. Learn to set boundaries that speak to your value. (19 min.)

(Spiritual content) Most people experiencing abuse don’t recognize it because of how they define it. During this lesson, we will discuss the many ways abusive behaviors presents itself. You will receive a clear understanding of psychological abuse, property abuse, verbal abuse, and much more. You will learn about the obvious and subtle forms of domestic abuse, and how the behavior is less about the type of abuse and more about the misuse of power and control. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) It is common to think that someone has an anger or substance abuse issue when really it is domestic abuse. Abuse is a choice someone makes to gain power and control over their intimate partner. Anger is an emotion but abuse is a choice. It repeats over and over, like a cycle. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize the cycle of abuse. If a person can recognize it, they can make choices to bring an end to the abuse in their life. (16 min.)

(Spiritual content) You usually can’t tell when you first meet someone if they are unhealthy or if they might be abusive. But there are signs you can watch for. The use of power and control is a pattern of behaviors. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize some of the most common warning signs of abusive people. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) No one enters a relationship to see it end. That is why this question, “Can an abuser change?” is so important to answer. In this lesson, we will draw on the two decades of experience working with those who abuse, as well as research to answer this question and another important one, “What if he doesn’t change?” (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) Do you recognize your value and your worth? When you truly feel worthy, you will begin to say “no” to the abuse in your life. How do you get there after your self-worth was damaged? In this lesson, we will teach you about how God values you, and how believing this truth will change your life. Learn the signs of healthy relationships. You have power to make changes, live life free of abuse, and experience healthy relationships. (18 min.)

Sex Trafficking

(5 min.) In lesson one, participants get a better understanding of the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States and establish a baseline understanding of trafficking, but most importantly the importance of survivor identification. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(5 min.) The purpose of Lesson 2 is to gain a better understanding of familial trafficking and recognize the signs that indicate that trafficking or child sexual abuse is taking place in the home so you can be better equipped to identify victims. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(5 min.) The purpose of Lesson 3 is to gain a better understanding of grooming and the signs that indicate that a child may be experiencing predatory behavior, so you can step in before the situation escalates into trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(6 min.) The purpose of Lesson 4 is to gain a better understanding of how the adult entertainment industry can intersect with and perpetuate the sex trafficking industry, as well as encourage participants to consider potential misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding the topic. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(7 min.) The purpose of Lesson 5 is to gain a better understanding of the role that technology plays in sex trafficking by learning about sexting, sextortion, child pornography, and blackmail so that you will be better able to recognize the signs and indicators of potential trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(5 min.) The purpose of Lesson 6 is to gain a better understanding of a grooming process called boyfriending and how it can lead to trafficking in order to better spot, report, and prevent child sex trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(6 min.) The purpose of Lesson 7 is to learn about the tactics of traffickers, the reasons victims stay compliant, and the long-lasting effects of trafficking. This knowledge will give you a better understanding of why victims do not always leave a dangerous situation which will better equip you to fight trafficking. This lesson will also introduce you to safe houses and how safe houses help those who have been trafficked. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(4 min.) The purpose of Lesson 8 is to understand the reasons victims don’t identify themselves. The audience will learn how to safely report suspected trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, or call 911 if immediate help is needed. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(6 min.) The purpose of Lesson 9 is to gain a better understanding of how to prevent trafficking in your community and increase your confidence in reporting suspicious activity that could lead to trafficking.

(4 min.) The purpose of Lesson 10 is to build an understanding of the steps being taken to eradicate child sex trafficking in America and what role you play in doing that. It offers you encouragement and thanks you for taking the training. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(10)The purpose of Lesson 11 is to outline the cycle of revictimization and how previous traumatic experiences are a vulnerability for someone to be groomed to be trafficked.

(11 min.) The purpose of Lesson 12 is to help individuals understand how disabilities can be a vulnerability for trafficking and identify signs and indicators of trafficking in disabled individuals. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET.

(7 min.) The purpose of Lesson 13 is to outline identifiers in school-aged children and help you to equip your community to spot, prevent, and report trafficking in your demographic.

(16 min.) The purpose of Lesson 14 is to address the dangers and misconceptions of camming in regard to the online exploitation of minors.

BIBLE STUDIES

(Spiritual) **Trigger Warning: This video begins with a story of the molestation and rape of a child.** Many look great on the outside, living what appear to be pious Christian lives while struggling with sin on the inside. But God can see through the facades we build and can look into our hearts. In this first lesson, Dinah Monahan shares a horrible and painful event that happened in her life that brought her to her knees, where she was forced to examine a heart filled with hate and murder and offer up to God her worst. (18 min)

(Spiritual) Surrender is a hard concept to understand. By admitting defeat to our own striving, and offering up our struggles to God, He begins changing our hearts. God knows every rotten thought, every hurt, insecurity, jealousy, and hateful or prideful thought. He is just waiting for you to be honest with yourself and to give these burdens to Him. He will make it right. (19 min. )

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought, “If I could become a better person or more like another person, I would arrive at spirituality?” You’re not alone. But did you know that God wants you exactly the way you are—the way He created you? And by accepting this and surrendering to Him, He can do the work in you He wants and change your heart. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) The goal of the Christian is not to focus on self, but rather to die to self. If we are to be “living and holy sacrifices,” then it requires that we do just that. This means surrendering our natural human responses to life’s hurts and disappointments (anger, bitterness, hatred, insecurities, jealousy, pride, hurt, lust, and the other sins of the heart) openly and honestly to God. (23 min.)

(Spiritual) God takes us from hatred and bitterness to His rest and peace. But forgiveness is not about forgiving and forgetting, and it doesn’t mean restoration with someone who harmed us. It is about surrendering our hearts to God, the good and the ugly. In surrendering our weaknesses. (18 min.)

(Spiritual) Spiritual maturity doesn’t come from our accomplishments, but from recognizing what we are and feel, and from our willingness to surrender it all. We often try to control situations and outcomes to feel powerful. In order to grow spiritually, however, we must quit doing this and continually (for the rest of our lives) surrender our hearts to God. (20 min.)

(Spiritual) When you talk to other Christians, you may hear them say such things as, “Well, God says…” Or “God’s word says…” Have you ever wondered how they know what God says? Or what His word is? Simply, it’s the Bible. A collection of 66 books that lays out the Christian faith from the beginning of time. In this video we talk about why you can trust the Bible, why it’s accurate and relevant for today, and how God’s story intertwines with our own. (14 min.)

(Spiritual) Learning that Jesus loves and forgives you is amazing! But now what? What does it mean to be a Christian, and how does that change how you live? In this video, we talk about how God’s grace and instructions matter to you, and how His love, expressed in the act of forgiveness, changes EVERYTHING! (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever met someone really famous? They likely had an entourage taking care of them and lots of paparazzi snapping pics of everything they did. They probably lived the life of luxury! Well, that is why Jesus’ birth and life are so strange! He is fabulously famous, rich, and powerful, and He is God! He is more important than any celebrity ever!! Yet He didn’t live in a royal mansion and wasn’t born in the best hospital. (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever stood between two teams and knew you wouldn’t be picked? Doesn’t it seem like the richest, prettiest, strongest, and smartest are always the ones to get ahead? But not with Jesus. He chose the lowly, the humble, the outcasts, and the poor to join Him—normal people with normal problems. His upside-down approach shows clearly that we are chosen, not because of something great about us, but because He is good and powerful, and THAT is GREAT news for us all! (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought about what makes someone great? Is it lots of money, #followers, power, or popularity? Our thoughts, money, and time go toward supporting what culture says is great. But Jesus’ definition is upside down to the world’s. He said it’s the opposite of those things. That greatness is about serving others, which means putting God first, others second, and ourselves last. And this changes EVERYTHING! (14 min.)

(Spiritual) How many leaders do know who willingly lay down their lives for others? Or anyone who is willing to die just for you? Probably none! This is why is it so upside down to the world’s standards that the GREATEST leader of all, Jesus, did just that! One of the most amazing upside-down moments in history was when He was judged and condemned and undeservingly took our place on the cross to die for us to take away our sins. That huge turning point in ALL of time changes EVERYTHING in your life now and after you die. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) What would you say to God if He asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” Because you did your best? Because you were a good person? You did more good deeds than bad? How would you know if you even did enough to earn your place there? Well, none of that matters to how you get into heaven. The Bible tells us that you CAN’T earn it, you don’t deserve it—it is a gift given freely to us by a loving God. And that is upside down to what the world deems fair and just. Jesus really did turn everything upside-down with His life and message. (12 min.)

(Spiritual) There are few things more frustrating than struggling with a stuck lock that is jammed shut. You think you have the correct key inserted into the cylinder of the keyhole but the latch won’t move. You struggle with the key, wiggle it, pull the key in and out, but nothing happens. You wonder if you have the correct key. So, you try all the other keys on the ring, and even though you knew none of them would work before you tried them, you confirmed none of them fit. You go back to the first key, it slides in. You think this time the right key will open the door latch. Nothing happens. You wonder what will free the lock from being frozen? Obsession with a desire to become freed from bondage is similar. You may feel like you are stuck inside of a cage or locked inside of a dark room and wonder how to escape. Do you wonder why you make the choices you do? Or how you can make lasting changes in your life? The answers lie with Jesus. (19 min.)

(Spiritual) God offers you the key to unlock your future. We are saved by the grace of God through faith in the finished work of God’s only son, Jesus Christ. Receiving Jesus as Savior and becoming the recipient of this new identity is the key! But what does all that mean? Explore the concept of salvation to grow in Christ resulting in knowing and believing, that God has changed your identity from what you used to be. Become transformed with the Holy Spirit’s help by renewing your mind by God’s Word. (14 min.)

(Spiritual) Can you imagine how it would feel to be released from feelings of shame, blame, and unworthiness? The good news is, you can! But it will take some hard work. Ever wondered why it’s so difficult to break free of nagging habits, irritating additions, or annoying thoughts? Here’s why: when we’re adopted into the family of God, no one erases the “hard drive” of our emotions, memories, or mistakes. We have relied on ourselves so long. Now we must reverse these patterns and be taught how to depend on Jesus. (20 min.)

(Spiritual) When you think about how your life will go, what do you imagine? What do you want to accomplish? We all want our lives to count for something, make a difference, and have a purpose. This is the story of your life. Welcome to Disciple. In this 10-week course, you will explore a completely new story. A journey into significance, a foray into meaning, and an invitation to love. In this session, you will consider God’s good plans for you no matter what has happened in your life. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will see that you already have everything you need to make an impact that will last forever. (31 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought about how Christianity started? This session starts with the story of Adam and Eve. Their sin left all of us spiritually dead—with the need to get back to the place of significance, acceptance, and security. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, that need is met for us. We are given a new identity—a child of God. In this session, you will discover the biggest case of identity theft there ever was. You will see what you lost and how to get it back. Through that, you will learn who you are now that you have come to Christ. We are not just physical beings; we are spiritual beings. (32 min.)

(Spiritual) Do you tend to follow what you feel about who you are rather than what God says you are? Do you want to give up on God when life gets hard? Our culture teaches that absolute truth is socially unacceptable. In this session, you will learn to understand that faith is choosing to believe Jesus’s truth over your feelings and what our culture says. You will work out what God’s truth is and whether it is true for everyone. You will also learn what faith really is and how you can grow in it. (30 min.)

(Spiritual) The world can try to knock you off your tracks sometimes. It encourages you to take on false identities and settle for less than what God wants for you. In this session, you will look at the three enemies that want to deflect you from God’s truth. You will begin to consider who your enemies are—first, by learning what the world is, and then by how it seeks to tempt and entice us. You will also learn how the world presents a false picture of reality. (31 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever repeated a bad behavior long enough that it became a habit? It becomes “default programming.” We call the flesh “default programming.” Why is it so natural for us to sin? In this session, you will learn that we are fallen humans in need of a Savior. You can either choose to walk in the flesh or walk with God. You will learn how your desires are contrary to God’s and can misdirect you, but you can overcome that. The flesh is not something that God will switch off, but it is something you can overcome with Jesus. (26 min.)

(Spiritual) Did you know that the devil is real? But did you know that he is already defeated, and you have the power to overcome his lies? There is a battle between good and evil. In this session, you will learn about the lies that come from the devil—the father of lies. You will discover who the devil really is, and what he can and cannot do. You will also see how he holds you back but how you can overcome him every time. (28 min.)

(Spiritual) Is your truth based on how it or you feel? Do you tend to give up quickly when things get hard in life? In this session, you will begin to resolve the negative consequences from your past by focusing on your emotions. You are no longer a product of your past, but now a product of Christ’s past. Christ died on the cross for you. You will learn what emotions are and why God gave them to you. You will also discover how negative emotions can be changed over time. (29 min.)

(Spiritual) Can you forgive? Have you ever struggled to forgive someone in your life? We all have at least once in our lifetime. Forgiveness is hard, but it’s also possible. In this session you will learn about unforgiveness, what keeps you stuck to the past and unable to grow in forgiveness. You will discover what forgiveness isn’t. Why it’s important to forgive others and how to do it. God commands us to forgive because He first forgave us. When we don’t forgive others, then we don’t grow beyond our hurt, and we don’t grow in Christ. (33 min.)

(Spiritual) Are you ready for an adventure? Well, the stage is now set for you to grow into a steadfast relationship with Jesus that will last your lifetime. In this session, you will see how, as disciples of Christ, we run the race of life. We get to know who we are in God’s eyes and how to defeat the enemy. In this session, we’ll look at how to make being a disciple your way of life. You’ll learn to tear down strongholds and work out God’s goals for your life. Finally, you will learn how to continually walk in freedom and discover the key to radical transformation. (33 min.)

(Spiritual) It’s time to take your place in God’s plans for your life. Are you ready to do the works God has prepared for you? You have the freedom to choose where you go from here. In this final session, you will look at what God is inviting you to do with the rest of your story, how to join Him, and how to be an ambassador for Jesus. God wants you to declare that Jesus came to give you full life and discover His plan for you! Are you ready? (32 min.)

Pregnancy & Birth

There is risk in everything we do in life, including starting a family. Most pregnancies progress just fine, but sometimes along the way, a complication can arise. It’s scary when this happens. In this video, we will look at the different medical conditions that can affect your pregnancy or your health, what to do if you experience concerning symptoms, what symptoms you should always see your medical provider about, and how to get through a complication. In the end, all we want is a healthy baby and a healthy YOU. (24 min.)

From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you will want to give your baby the best start at life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body – whether it’s inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin – can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough and takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face from exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking, drinking, or using drugs, as well as when you should consider asking for help. (39 min.)

From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you want to give your baby the best start in life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body—whether it’s inhaled or swallowed—can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough, and it takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face after exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking and drinking. (21 min.)

Coming in August of 2023

When looking at being a mother, many don’t understand the important pieces that need to work together to make a life with a young child. This DVD goes through the essential needs of every single mother including the 4 most important: Shelter, Income, Food, and Transportation. Each need is discussed and options are given as possible solutions. Then, the emotional needs of both the mother and the child are discussed and advice and help is given to encourage an emotionally healthy family. Finally, their intellectual needs are discussed with encouragement for continuing education and appropriate play for the child. (26 min.)

You’re pregnant, and you have a lot to consider. Car seats, baby’s room, baby clothes, and what brand of diapers you want to use. But the most important consideration right now is how you can take the best care of yourself and your developing baby. Your first step is setting up your prenatal care. In this video, we will discuss prenatal care, what you should expect at your prenatal checkups, and why they are so important to keeping you and your baby healthy. *Closed Captioning English (19 min.)

Getting to see your unborn baby on an ultrasound machine is an exciting and special event for any parent. It’s like unwrapping a wonderful gift as the scanner zooms in on your baby moving and bouncing around in your womb. But, as exciting as it is to see, there is more to an obstetric ultrasound than just a thrill for the parents. Medical providers are also able to track the development, growth, due date, and overall health of an unborn baby. This video will discuss what to expect at an ultrasound appointment and will give an incredible glimpse of your unborn baby’s world. (19 min.)

You’re pregnant, and you’re wondering, now what? There is a lot to know about pregnancy, your changing body, and your developing baby. So much happens in that first trimester! You will experience changes in your body, your emotions, and your lifestyle. Your baby also goes through a lot of growth, developing into the little person you soon will see in less than nine months! This video takes a look at pregnancy in the first trimester and also talks about your baby’s journey in development. *Closed Captioning English (30 min.)

Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. First Trimester Expectations introduces three couples as they figure out how their unplanned pregnancies fit into their lives. You are invited to journey with Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they share their first trimester in their own words and experiences. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

There is so much to consider when you are pregnant. Your entire lifestyle changes! You now must carefully consider what products you use when cleaning your home, what foods you eat, and whether you should have that morning cup-a-joe! You may even have some habits that will have to change or that you will have to put on hold. In this video, we will discuss what things are safe and what aren’t to help you have a healthy pregnancy. (24 min.)

When you’re pregnant, both you and your baby need nourishment in order to thrive. But what does eating for two really mean? Do you get to eat one cookie for yourself and one for the baby, and should you double your portions? In this video, we will look at the diet a pregnant mom should consume and how many more calories are needed to support a healthy pregnancy. We’ll also talk about what foods are healthy, which ones to avoid, and how to manage those cravings that can drive you crazy! (24 min.)

Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to your emotions. One minute you’re happy and overjoyed, and the next minute you may feel irritable or sad. And then, before you know it, your mood is swinging back the other way! Before you were pregnant, your emotions were likely more even-keeled. But now, look out! They may, at times, leave you feeling like a boat tossed around in a churning sea. Are you crazy? Is something wrong? No. You are pregnant. This video covers the physiological factors behind pregnancy mood swings and emotions, and all of the other factors that may affect a woman’s thoughts and feelings while she is pregnant, including depression, and survival tips to get a woman through the rough patches. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

From conception to birth, your baby embarks on an incredible nine-month journey. She is developing and growing from her own genetic blueprints. Even though she is different, you can start bonding with her while she is still growing in your womb. Learn about her incredible journey and how you and she are connected and explore the incredible masterpiece that is your son or daughter. (20 min.)

Everyone may seem like an expert when it comes to your pregnancy. Friends, family, and even strangers may offer advice as you experience the changes that come with your pregnancy. Even when this advice comes from well-meaning friends and family, it is important to make sure it is GOOD advice. In this video, we will talk about how to overcome some of the more usual challenges and discomforts with some mom- tried and -approved tips. (29 min.)

Your first trimester is now behind you and you are likely feeling better. Morning sickness may have eased up and you may be thinking, “I’ve got this!” Your baby is growing rapidly, and you might even be starting to sport a cute little baby bump. The second trimester is often the most comfortable time for a pregnant mom! While you still may not be feeling or seeing much yet, there is a lot going on in your womb. In this video we’ll talk about how your body is changing, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your second trimester. (26 min.)

Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. Second Trimester Expectations continues on with the stories of Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they experience their pregnancies in their own unique life situations. You are invited to be a part of their stories as you journey with them and gain some insight about pregnancy from these real-life perspectives. CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

As recently as twenty-five years ago, we thought unborn babies were unaware of anything outside the womb. Since then, though, science has gained a better understanding of your unborn baby’s secret world. That secret place inside, where your unborn baby resides, is not a deep, dark cave where they are hidden away awaiting birth. Far from it. Your womb is their classroom, where there begins a lifetime of learning, sampling, accepting, and rejecting—in short, the process of growing that will continue throughout life, from conception on. Topics include : growth in womb, interaction, sensory development, first trimester, second trimester, third trimester, baby’s development, movement, learning in womb, stress, eating healthy, rest, and exercise. (18 min.) 2022

Do you remember the moment? The one where you discovered you were having twins…or more? You may have been joyful, shocked, and then a little scared. There is a lot of work to bringing one baby home for the first time, but what if you’re bringing home two…or three? Are there things you need to do in your pregnancy with twins that you don’t do when you’re having just one, and how do you prepare for bringing home more than one baby? We’ll talk about all of this and more in Preparing for Twins or More! Twins are one thing, but what if you have MORE?! Handling that many newborn babies at one time can be tough and scary, but here are some ways you can prepare yourself during and after pregnancy to making bringing home your little ones that much easier! CC: English/Spanish (24min.)

 The love bond between child and parent is the foundation upon which all discipline, relationships, and self-esteem is based. This video instructs both on the importance of bonding and good practices to promote bonding between infants and parents. Closed Captioning English/Spanish (21 min.)

The first hours, days, and weeks with your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and know! What will my baby look like? What is normal? What kind of behaviors can I expect? Should my baby really sleep so much? Why does my baby cry so much? Is it colic? What if there are complications? What is the right treatment? This video will help new mothers know what to expect from their newborn child and equip them to make the transition from pregnancy to parenting a newborn. (20 min)

Caring for an infant does not require vast amounts of training or an advanced degree. Caring for an infant simply requires a dedicated parent willing to respond to a child’s needs in appropriate ways. This video provides standard techniques of care that will help parents to provide for their infant’s day-to-day hygiene needs. Closed Captioning English (24 min.)

Many less common but important topics of infant care are not often discussed, particularly from a researched and documented position. This video will provide mothers with information on a variety of less common subjects that are important to the well-being of their child. Some of these include how to hold a newborn, techniques for soothing a crying baby, bed sharing, burping, infant walkers, pacifiers, and more. Each section is based on research and professional recommendations by leading medical organizations. After watching this video, new parents will be able to make informed and study-based choices in each subject for the care of their newborn. (21 min.)

Eye contact is considerably more important to us throughout our lives than we may imagine. Even as infants, it is key to the process of establishing emotional bonds with family. This video explores the development that is supported and the bonding that is encouraged through the intentional use of up-close eye contact. (18 min.)

The basic needs of most babies are the same; but every baby has a unique temperament. This video looks at the different types of temperament and helps you understand the natural differences that can be cherished in each child. (21 min.)

You are moving into your third trimester, and you’re feeling VERY pregnant. Your baby is getting bigger, and you can feel her moving and kicking. What is going on in there?! While your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby, you are likely feeling more tired, but also strangely energized. You have a baby coming soon!! In this video we’ll talk about your changing body, what you might be feeling, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your third trimester. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. Third Trimester Expectations completes the stories of Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they enter their final trimester of pregnancy. You are invited to journey with them to end as they have their babies! CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

On your mark, get set, GO! The end of your pregnancy feels like one hundred days packed into one long month that oddly doesn’t seem long enough to get everything done to bring your baby home. There is so much to do and keep track of before birth! In this video we talk about the things in your pregnancy that you need to keep a close eye on, the things you need to prepare for, and how to recognize the important signs of labor. Phew! Hang in there! You really are on the final stretch! CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Lesson one of our breastfeeding series provides the important information needed to prepare yourself for the wonderful world of breastfeeding. You’ll hear from medical experts and experienced moms on what to expect and why breastfeeding is a great choice for both mom and baby. The great news is that your body and your baby already know what to do! We will simply help you to understand how to get started and provides some great tips on the breastfeeding experience. (20 min)

Breastfeeding is a natural process but there are ways to enhance your experience for the benefit of both you and your baby. This lesson offers expert medical advice, practical methods, details on techniques of breastfeeding, and valuable real-life interviews from moms just like you! New mom’s often worry if they are doing things correctly and want as much information as possible to feel confident in their breastfeeding role. Don’t worry, you got this! And, this lesson will help you understand ways to promote successful breastfeeding. (22 min.)

Lesson three of our series is great when things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Breastfeeding can have its’ ups and downs like most things in life, but there are usually ways to overcome any issues that may arise. We will examine common problems and the solutions that most often work the best to get great breastfeeding back on track. The temporary challenges that sometimes arise with providing your baby natural breast-milk from your body are well worth the rewards that can last a lifetime. (18 min.)

In nature, healthy things tend to grow. And, while breastfeeding is an amazing season of life, the time comes for your child to take the next step in their development. Weaning is the process of transitioning your child from breast milk to solid foods. We will examine the two main methods of weaning: spoon-led and baby-led. You’ll learn the benefits and challenges of both perspectives, along with helpful expert advice on nutrition and real-life experiences from moms.(17 min.)

How you will feed your baby is an important decision to make. Babies spend three to four hours a day feeding in the earliest days of their lives. Feeding is a special time to bond with your baby. This lesson discusses the cleaning and sanitizing of baby bottles and the preparation of formula based on the packaging instructions. (21 min.)

You’ve seen the stories in the news of babies who’ve been violently shaken and then died from their injuries. Most of us think, “Not me! I would never do that!” There are very few people who set out to hurt a baby. But when you are at your wits end, actions can become chaotic and extreme, and sadly, sometimes end with a baby being shaken violently. Learn the three things you need to do to protect your baby and yourself, and what to do if things go too far. CC: English/Spanish (18 min.)

Giving birth IS tough, but having a baby is amazing! But you might be wondering what to expect. In this video we’ll talk about three important things you need to know as you approach your baby’s birth: 1. How childbirth works including why you have pain in labor. 2. The five clues that tell you labor is here. 3. The four stages of labor and what to expect in each. You can do this, and we’re going to help you! And when it’s all over, you’ll be so proud of what you’ve accomplished in giving birth. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Pain in childbirth can feel pretty scary. You might wonder, “can I handle it?! What if I can’t?” In this video we talk all about managing pain the natural way. That’s right, without any pain medication. You can do this! You’ll learn about the three Rs: relaxation, ritual, and rhythm to help you manage pain. Then we discuss various natural comfort techniques to help you lessen the sensation pain. We also discuss the benefits to a more natural birth, and why learning them is helpful, even if you’re planning on the epidural. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Having a baby is hard work and choosing how you manage your pain is important. You get to choose! Do you want to take away some or most of the pain? But you should know that choosing a medicated option will lead to certain interventions and procedures. In this video we talk about your medical pain relief options, the interventions they lead to, and some of the medical procedures you might face in childbirth. Well show you how to make great decisions in the moment using the B.R.A.I.N. method so that you have the best birth experience possible. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Having a baby is HUGE…and likely not something you want to do alone. Research has shown that when you have one or two support persons by your side, you are more likely to stick to your birth plan and have fewer interventions. And it’s just nice having someone there to help. In this video, we’ll talk about what a birth coach does, who to choose, and how to train them so that you have the best birth experience possible. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Preparing for a C-Section When you were first pregnant, you may not have thought too much about the birth. After all, it felt like it was a hundred years away. But now as you near the end, you may have been told that you’re having a c-section, or maybe you’re just concerned that your delivery could turn into a c-section in the end. And you may be wondering, “What will it be like?” In this video, we talk about the things you can do to prepare for having a c-section that will make healing and caring for your baby easier. We’ll also talk about the procedure to help you understand what will happen on the big day! CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Women are often taught to consider the needs of others before their own. After giving birth, it is critical for a woman to take good care of herself so that she is better equipped to care for her newborn. Things like postpartum healing, rest, nutrition, exercise, and how to handle the baby blues help her settle into her new role as a mom. This video will share tips on what to expect after giving birth, and how a postpartum woman can take great care of herself. (41 min.)

Pregnancy and birth are supposed to be a joyful time. The excitement of parenthood and a new baby, dreams of your sweet family, and those wonderful bonding moments. But all of this may lose some of its joy because of maternal depression and anxiety. This depression or anxiety can begin during pregnancy and worsen after birth. It can be as mild as the “baby blues” or as disabling as postpartum depression or anxiety. This video takes a look at the “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and the difference between them. We’ll also talk about what to do if you have postpartum depression and some helpful tips on how to function at home and how to improve your mood. (29 min.)

Baby's FIRST YEAR

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is a scary and confusing subject for most parents. Much research over the years has led to many different recommendations that have greatly reduced the chances of an infant dying unexpectedly. Should you be reasonably worried about SIDS? What can you do to reduce the risk of SIDS happening to your baby? And, how important is it to follow these recommendations? This video will answer these questions and help parents have the peace of mind about SIDS as well as a game plan to reduce the risk of SIDS dramatically for their babies. (22 min.)

Newscasts are filled with stories about SIDS, drownings, accidents, and other scenarios involving babies and children. Knowing that you are responsible for keeping your baby safe is scary for any parent. What would you do if your child was choking or stopped breathing? Could you save your baby’s life? This video instructs parents or caregivers on how to perform choking and CPR procedures on a baby if they have a breathing or cardiac emergency. While this does not replace an accredited CPR class, this video will familiarize a person on these important lifesaving steps. (21 min.)

Parents are responsible for keeping their children safe, including traveling safely with them. Car seat recommendations and laws change and vary by state. Add to that the stress of figuring out which car seat is right for your child and car, and how to install and use it correctly. It can feel overwhelming for a parent making these important decisions. This video will help sort through the choices a parent has when faced with selecting the right car seat. It will also give tips on correctly installing a car seat, and where to go for help if it is too confusing. Finally, this video will cover how to correctly use the seat once installed so parents may feel confident their children are traveling safely. (40 min.)

Probably one of the scariest things in life is bringing home your newborn for the first time and realizing, “I DON’T COMPLETELY KNOW WHAT I’M DOING!” Well, give yourself a big hug ‘cuz most parents feel this way! After all, babies can’t really tell you what they need…or can they? In this video, we talk about understanding your baby’s needs and how they communicate, their personality, and how they learn and grow. We’ll also talk about understanding how you can take great care of yourself and line up the support you need. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Crying We love our babies, but we HATE their crying. Especially the inconsolable crying that you can’t fix! It’s hard to listen to, and it makes us so EMOTIONAL! It evokes feelings from deep within! You may be wondering, “Is this normal?” “Am I doing something wrong?” Or worse, “Is there something wrong with my baby?” There may even be a niggling little voice inside wondering, “Am I a bad parent?” This video answers all those questions and talks about ways you can soothe your baby and what to do if you can’t stop the crying! CC: English/Spanish (24 min.)

Covering the first three sounds and Priscilla’s story, this lesson will help your clients understand their baby and the crys and sounds they make. Included chapters in this lesson are: Priscillas’ Story, Welcome, “neh” means feed me, “owh” means tired, “eh” means burp me. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less.CC: English/Spanish (10 min.)

In lesson two you will hear from parents and how learning to communicate with their baby has helped them understand their child. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less.CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

In lesson three you will learn what the sounds Eairh and Heh mean. Dunstan baby language comes from Priscilla Dunstan, who was born with the unusual gift of a photographic memory for sounds. She could hear patterns in sounds no one else could hear. When her son, Tom, was born, she found a special use for her ability. The Dunstan Baby Language DVD teaches parents the five cries all newborns use to communicate their everyday needs. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, tired, needs burping, has lower wind, or is simply uncomfortable. You’ll settle your baby faster, resulting in a happier baby who sleeps longer and cries less. CC: English/Spanish (10 min.)

Colds, the flu, stomach bugs, rashes, and other bacterial or viral infections. These are many of the illnesses parents face when raising children. How do you treat a fever, avoid dehydration, or cope with a nasty cold? Most illnesses can be treated at home. This video takes a look at the common potential illnesses an infant may get within their first year of life and how to treat them. We’ll look at what should go into your home first aid kit, ways to help prevent or keep from spreading illness, and when you should see your medical provider. (25 min.)

Bringing a baby home is exciting. But keeping them safe can be stressful! As they grow, they begin to kick and push with their legs, grab at things, roll over, and crawl. These exciting milestones can cause you lots of worries about keeping your baby safe. In this video we discuss how to prevent and plan for childhood accidents as well as the most common accidents infants can have. We also talk about what to do if your baby gets hurt. • Closed Captions: English/Spanish (17 min.)

Opinions about vaccines are easy to find and it is hard to know what to believe. This DVD uses CDC sources and documented studies to explore the truth about vaccines including: The History of Vaccines; How Vaccines are Made; Are Vaccines Safe; Common Ingredients in Vaccines; Do We Really Need Vaccinations; and Immunization Details. (28 min.)

In the first three months, it may seem that all your baby does at first is eat, sleep, poop, and repeat. But really, a lot of changes occur as your newborn discovers life outside the womb. They are developing physical strength, learning to communicate and interact with you, and taking in all the sights and sounds of their new world. And to top it off, they are hitting important milestones that start them on their way to growing up! In this video, we talk about what milestones are and the milestones your baby should be hitting by three months! CC: English/Spanish (24 min.)

When mama don’t sleep, baby don’t sleep either! It’s hard getting your baby to sleep long enough in order for you to get adequate sleep too! It can turn any of us into mombies, you know, mom-zombies! Why do babies sleep for such short stretches of time, and when can you expect yours to sleep through the night? What is a normal sleep cycle, and what makes a baby a ‘good’ sleeper? This video will answer these questions, help you through some common sleep challenges, and give you some tips on how to get your baby into a sleep cycle you can live and sleep with! CC: English/Spanish (18 min.)

There are many nutrients your baby needs in order to thrive. Putting it all together may seem like a complicated chemistry assignment. While a lot goes into providing your infant with a healthy diet, whether you’re breastfeeding, using formula, or eventually introducing solid foods, it’s really not complicated. Your healthy diet establishes a positive pattern for your family. No matter which feeding method you use, the same nutrients that keep you healthy will keep your baby healthy too. This video looks at the type of nutrients and the balanced diet your baby needs in order to thrive and grow. (23 min.)

Balancing family and work. With only 24 hours in a day, how do you manage these two full-time jobs and do both well? After all, there ARE only so many hours in a day, and a few of those need to involve sleep! When both your boss and your family require 100 percent of your time and energy, how do you strike a healthy balance? We’ll take a look at how to balance work and family in this video, and how to take great care of yourself! (17 min.)

Let’s see…the choice between chocolate cake or a Snicker’s Bar for lunch vs a healthy alternative. The choice is tough, isn’t it? What feels good vs what is good! This video looks at why a mommy’s nutritional needs are important and how you can make healthy choices 90 percent of the time so that you don’t have to feel guilty about those occasional “feel-good” choices. We’ll take a look at what your nutritional needs really are, and how you can easily meet them, with just a little planning. (23 min.)

Mommies have to stretch like Elastigirl and wear a lot of capes all at the same time. In addition to scaling large buildings in a single bound, you also have to be organized and run like a well-oiled machine to make it all work. Ever wish you could use the Lasso of Truth with your kids? Well, keep your magic bracelets on, girl, cuz this video will give you tips on how to stay organized, on time, meet the needs of your family, and maintain your superhero status! (20 min.)

When your baby was born, the only sounds they made were contented coos and grunts when eating or loud wails when they needed you. But just six months later, your smart little baby is babbling newly discovered sounds like, “mmmm” and vowels like “ah” that when strung together will be music to your ears! And your excited squeals encourage them in just the right way. In this video, we talk about the development you’ll see in your baby in the three to six-month range and how you can encourage and help your baby learn.CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. Teeth are an important part of a child’s health and development. In this lesson, you will learn the physical effects of teething. We will discuss teething and breastfeeding and the do’s and don’ts of soothing a child during this phase. (22 min.)

Even before your baby was born, she was on the move. Much of her physical development before and after birth leads to her ultimate goals of standing and walking. From the earliest milestones to when she is finally walking, skipping, and jumping, a baby must learn many new skills along the way. This video will walk a parent through the developmental milestones that ultimately lead to their baby’s first steps. It will also offer helpful tips to create a safe environment for a baby’s exploration, and what to do if they come to a bump in the road, where their baby is not hitting those key milestones. (26 min.)

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. And just as Dr. Seuss suggests, your baby is discovering their mobility! They’re beginning to move around on their own and interact with their family and other familiar people in their lives. Their brains are developing so quickly, and they’re learning so much! In this video, we talk about your baby’s brain development and the milestones you’ll see them hitting by nine months! CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

It’s hard to believe that your baby is getting ready to hit their first birthday! That’s epic! They have changed so much from when they were first born! Soon you’ll have a toddler to chase after! And with this comes a bit of independence that can create a little bit of insecurity for both you and your baby. In this video, we talk about those milestones your baby will be hit by one year and the things you can do to help your child adjust to their new-found independence. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Choosing child care that is right for you and your child can be difficult. This DVD covers the possible problems to look for, what types of care are available, and the questions that should be asked at the facility. Also covered are the following topics: Defining What You Want, Family and Friends, Licensed Family Child Care Homes, Licensed Day-Care Facilities, Locating a Center, Checking Out Facilities, Centers You Should Stay Away From. (21 min.)

Protecting their children from harm is every parent’s responsibility and concern. Finding out their children were sexually abused is a parent’s nightmare. Ninety percent of sexual abuse happens to victims who know and trust their abuser. So, what can you do to protect your child in a day and age where pornography is easily accessible and stranger danger is no longer your greatest threat? Are sleepovers still safe or should they be avoided? This video answers these questions and takes a close look at what child sexual abuse is, how to teach your children to be safe, how parents can spot potentially unsafe situations for their children, and what you should do if you suspect your child was abused. (29 min.)

TOODLERHOOD

Milestones can be a little confusing and stressful. What do all of the different developmental categories mean? How important is it to track your child’s milestones? What if your child isn’t accomplishing all of the skills at the same pace as other children? This video helps a parent to make sense of their toddler’s development, learn what things they can do to help their child hit those milestones, and understand how to nurture their toddler’s good behavior. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 12 – 15 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 15 – 18 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 18 – 24 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

Your busy toddler is quickly learning new skills in the areas of cognitive development, language and communication development, social and emotional development, and physical development. Every month brings exciting new advances to what they can do. This video covers the milestones your child will be hitting between 24 – 36 months, the abilities they will be acquiring as they move toward independence, and when to call your medical provider. CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

This DVD shows the basics of potty training, including: How to know when to start potty training; Preparation for the big day; The “how to” of potty training; Rewards and encouragements; Dealing with disappointments; Tips for boys; and Tips for girls. CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Nothing says membership to the Mommy Club more than watching another mom struggle through a tantrum with her toddler. Every parent will experience meltdowns in their children eventually as they move through toddlerhood. What really causes tantrums? What can you do to help your child through this stage? How do you stop them, or better yet, can you prevent them altogether? And is this a normal phase of life or just bad behavior? This video will answer these questions as well as give a parent some tips on how to cope when the going gets tough. CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your toddler is so smart! As they grow and learn to talk, toddlers learn how to get what they want! It’s an art. A finely-honed skill. And they learn very quickly that nothing cuts to the core more than a well-placed, repetitious whining demand. It wears you down until you’re screaming, “UNCLE!” But if you give in, it only gets worse! In this video we’ll look at what causes whining and what you can do to STOP IT! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

They grow up together, live life together, and share mom and dad. Sometimes they fight like cats and dogs, sometimes they show incredible kindness and sacrifice. And sometimes, they hit each other because they are bored. They are siblings. This video sheds light on the unique relationship siblings have as they grow up together and work out interpersonal relationships, effective communication, and teamwork that prepare them for adulthood. It will give tips on how to parent your children to build strong bonds, and how to manage sibling rivalry. CC: English/Spanish (26 min.)

You put them to bed, and they’re back up again. Hungry, thirsty, lonely, not tired…how do you keep them in bed? Toddlers don’t want to miss out on anything and often naps and bedtimes become a clash of wills. You can lead a toddler to bed, but how do you make them stay there? How much sleep do they need, and how many naps must they take? What does a good sleep schedule look like, and how do you achieve it? This video answers these questions and offers solutions for some of the most common sleep challenges a toddler has so that everyone gets a blissful night’s rest! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Raising confident and happy kids is really hard work! And even though parents don’t always do everything right, at the core is the bond they forge with their children. It begins early in infancy and grows throughout life. But how do you do it? In this video ‘ll talk about what it means to bond with your toddler and why it’s crucial for every parent to work at it. We’ll also show you four simple ways to help develop this relationship and some fun things every parent can do to get closer to their toddler. (21 min.)

The time you spend with your toddler is so important and over so fast. Blink, and they’ll be in preschool! It may feel like you spend most of your time taking care of their needs, cleaning up their messes, and kissing their owies. But the time you spend with them, even if you work outside of the home, gives them exactly what they need! In this video, we talk about four important areas to develop in your parenting in order to give you the most impact with the time you have! CC: English/Spanish (19 min.)

Your words are incredibly important to your child because you’re incredibly important to your child! Unfortunately, it’s hard to always say the right things! Words are POWERFUL and can build confidence and self-esteem, or in one heated moment, tear your child down. In this video, we’ll show you how you can grow your toddler through the power of your words, how to avoid saying the things that tear them down, and what to do when you mess up! CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

Independent toddlers are sometimes talked about in a negative way. The truth: a spirit of independence IS a good thing for them to have, but sometimes it comes out in difficult ways. In this video, we talk about how you can create a home that allows your toddler to develop the four important qualities they’ll need for independence. And we’ll talk about how you can nurture this spirit of independence in your child.CC: English/Spanish (20 min.)

You may think it’s all just fun and games when you watch a toddler play. But really, many of skills we need to be successful in life are learned in toddlerhood through play. We learn how to work with others, to share, to negotiate, and to develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. And best of all, we learn HOW to learn. Are you thinking, WHAT? Well come along as we journey into the life of a toddler to discover how playing teaches them so much! CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

They hit the ground running and are into EVERYTHING! Your busy little toddler will be exploring, playing, and discovering so many new things. They will also discover gravity and many of the dangers to being human. Bug bites, falls, bruises, cuts, and scrapes, just to name a few. Thankfully they heal well! This video looks at the many ways a toddler can get hurt, and how your first-aid and loving hugs will save the day! CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Toddlers are busy little explorers who have lots of energy! They are fun but are INTO EVERYTHING! As parents, we cannot prevent every injury or mishap, but we can put some important preventative measures in place to help prevent serious, life-changing accidents. In this video we will look at ways you can keep your busy little toddler safe, and what to do in an emergency. CC: English/Spanish (23 min.)

 Your toddler is sick and you’re worried! And maybe even a little disgusted! Ugh! Snotty noses, vomiting, or diarrhea everywhere. Is it just a simple bug or something more? Do you go to the doctor NOW, or wait? It’s HARD when our little ones are sick, and their bugs definitely take their toll on us ALL! In this video, we’ll look at the more common respiratory, digestive track and skin illness your toddler may get, how to treat them, ways to help prevent illness, and when to call the doctor. CC: English/Spanish (25 min.)

Although toddlers share many things in common, they’re also each VERY unique. They know what they like AND don’t like, which can change from minute to minute. This is especially true when it comes to food. You want your toddler to get plenty of nutrition, but what do you do if they will only eat mac and cheese smothered in catsup? Wouldn’t it be great if mealtimes were one area in which EVERYONE could win? In this video, we’ll look at what your tot needs nutritionally, how to teach them good eating habits early on, and how to call a truce and make mealtimes pleasant for everyone. CC: English/Spanish (21 min.)

Your toddler has mouth full of pretty white teeth. They can bite and chew and smile in a way that melts your heart. But how do you keep their teeth healthy, and it is really important to? After all, they are going to lose them. In this video we will look at why your child’s oral health IS important to their overall health, how to teach them good teeth brushing habits, when to see the dentist, and what to do if your child has a dental problem. CC: English/Spanish (22 min.)

Getting your child to eat can be a challenge. It’s hard enough to get a kid to eat vegetables, but what do you do if you struggle to get your child to eat almost anything? The key is to be consistent and reward their good behavior; this lesson helps you do that! Learn simple methods to move forward without falling into the healthy food guilt trap. Plus, hear from other moms about their struggles and how they overcame them. (27 min)

When you dreamed of being a parent, you likely never thought you’d be raising your child between two homes. But even in a split-up, your children need both of you to be there for them, 100%! Successful co-parenting takes work, strategy, and making the decision to put your children first. We’ll show you how to do that, so your kids have the best chance at life! Closed Captioning English/Spanish (27 min.)

Meet Co-Founder of The Center for Modern Family Dynamics, Jay Daughtry. Jay shares his journey into single parenting and gives insights into self-care as a single parent and grieving spouse while meeting the challenge of re-defining your family. Ron Deal is the Director of FamilyLife Blended and is an author, speaker and therapist. Ron offers wisdom and insight in meeting the difficult challenges of co-parenting while providing clear direction for becoming healthy co-parents. Understanding what is parental instead of personal will help co-parents find a new pathway to communicate.

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

Request: Single Mother, Single Father, Stepmother, Stepfather

FATHERHOOD

Getting through pregnancy is huge! Moms go through A LOT: roller-coaster hormones, body changes, aches and pains, and so much more. At one point, she may even grieve her pre-pregnancy figure. Every trimester brings new changes, challenges, and feelings! As a guy, you may feel like just staying out of her way! We don’t recommend that! In this video, we give new dads practical tips for helping her through pregnancy, what to expect, and how to ease into each new trimester. And most importantly, the things you can AND should NOT say when taking care of her during pregnancy. (27 min)

Are you her birth coach? Her strong and fearless support? Will you go through labor with her? Help her get that baby out? Are you a little traumatized at the thought of what you both might experience? That’s okay! Every guy feels ya! But the truth is she will need your support, help, comfort, and love during labor and delivery. You will need to know what and what not to do or say. In this video, we give practical tips on how to best to take great care of her during birth! (26 min)

It’s done! You made it through pregnancy and labor and delivery! The baby is out and home. Well, wipe the sweat off your brow and roll up your sleeves, cause you’re not done yet! She will be sore, exhausted, emotional, and stressed out caring for the baby and home. She will need a lot of time to heal and rest, and that means your help! In this video, we give practical tips for how to best support and take great care of her and the baby during the postpartum time. We’ll even define postpartum! (26 min)

Babies are hard. Doing hard things isn’t so hard when it is something you love. This adventure is truly the best because it never ends. It evolves as your baby grows and they get bigger and better. (19 min.)

Being a Father: The Two Questions We all have a father experience, even if that experience was his absence. And that experience impacts how you father your children. Ask yourself these two questions: What kind of father are you now? And what kind of father do you want to be? In this video, we talk about the things you can do to become a loving father who provides guidance and support—the kind of father your kids need. Learn about the parenting style that will make your children more successful and happier in life, and the things you can do to adopt that style into how you father. (24 min.)

President Barack Obama said in his Father’s Day speech in 2008, “What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child—it’s the courage to raise one.” You may have heard that being a good father means spending time with your children. But what does that mean? Is it just enough to be present in the home? Or what if you don’t live with your children? In this video we talk about how to spend REAL time with your kids—time that is Relevant, Expected, Attentive, and Loving so that you can give them the best chance at life. (25 min.)

Once you’re a father, you’re an instant role model—good or bad. Your kids learn everything from you: how to treat their mother, how they should be treated, how to act, how to parent, and what is important in life. The question is what kind of role model are you? This video talks about the parenting style that will yield the best results in your kids and the things you can do to respond better and expect more of your children. And then how to put it all into practice so that you can be best role model for your kids. (22 min.)

To lead or not to lead, that is the question. Well, once you’re a father, you’re a leader, like it or not. And your children naturally turn to you for guidance and direction. They also look to you to keep them safe. The question then becomes how you will lead. But even if being a good leader doesn’t come naturally, you can learn to do it well. In this video we will talk about what it takes to be a good leader, and how you can lead in expectations, challenges, boundaries, listening, and by responding to your children. (23 min.)

Your children need you to be their dad through thick and thin. They need you in good times and hard times. And they need you to be consistent in your actions, love, and teaching. They need you there in real life. This is the challenge all fathers face! In this video, we talk about what it means to be a consistent father and how you do it year after year, so your children will grow up to be the best adults possible. Consistency is key, as they say! This is especially true of fatherhood; consistency in your actions, love, and teaching throughout their lives is the best way to nurture them and help them to grow into mature, responsible adults. Here’s how you can do just that!

Do you love disciplining your child? No one does! But it’s an important part of raising a child so they fit into life happily and effectively. How you were disciplined as a kid likely impacts how you feel about it. In this video, we talk about how to discipline in a loving, compassionate, and consistent way, whether you’re single parenting, coparenting, or parenting as a couple. We also touch on harmful or abusive discipline and give you the tools you need to raise great kids! (22 min)

Kids need structure and discipline to help them fit into life. But how do you do that, if the discipline you experienced as a kid was unkind or maybe even unjust? Or what if you had no structure or discipline at all? In this video we talk about the discipline strategies that work and how to discipline your children with compassion, love, and justice so that they learn to manage their own behavior. (23 min.)

No one want to hear bad things said about their moms and children are even more sensitive to hearing their mother insulted. This lesson walks the father through the weaponized triangle that hurts the children when the mother is attacked. It deals practically and sympathetically to the situations of broken relationships, but it is also clear that attacking a child’s mother is harmful. (17 min.)

Discipline is not all about punishment. Being a good father that disciplines correctly requires a Strong Hand and a Soft Heart and a Smart Head. A strong hand doesn’t allow bad behavior to continue, a soft heart understands the situation and gives grace where needed, and a smart head understands that issues are born of circumstances. Each of these is discussed on a practical level on how to have all of these in discipline for children. (17 min.)

Although parenting is always unique to the child, there are some basic guidelines that will help fathers in their parenting. These are discussed with practical application and are, “Don’t discipline a childish child,” “Discipline to fit the behavior,” “Discipline to fit the age”, “Discipline to fit the child”, “Discipline to fit the situation,” “Discipline Creatively,” “Don’t give a consequence you can’t follow through on,” “Use physical discipline sparingly,” “Discipline without shame,” and “Discipline to teach.” (16 min.)

In every discipline situation a parent must Think, Teach, and Follow Through. This lesson covers practical and realistic responses to tantrums, hitting/fighting/pushing and disobedience. It also talks about behaviors which may be signs of something more that needs to be looked into deeper. (20 min.)

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Boundaries are simply a way of saying this is what you are and are not going to do. This lesson covers everything about relationships; married, dating, or single. Even if the client already has children, these videos will give them tips to help them make the best choices and have the best life ever. (28 min.)

(Women/Men) A relationship can only be healthy if each partner understands and practices proper boundaries. This lesson stresses that each person is responsible for their own feelings, actions, and reactions – and they can choose to be in control. (21/19 min.)

(Women/Men) Cohabitation has a serious impact on both men and women. Each of these lessons give the statistics and helps the client understand the greater impact on themselves and their family. Finally, the lesson makes a call to action – decide to marry or end the relationship. (12/11 min.)

(Women/Men) Marriage is not something to take lightly but it is also a wonderful blessing. Both the lesson for men and the lesson for women stress the reasons to get married and the reasons why you would want to avoid marriage. The end conclusion is simple; if you are living with the person you want to marry, stop living with them and get married. (16/13 min.)

(Women/Men) Marriage is all about being committed – even during the hard times. This lesson is to help those thinking about marriage from the previous lesson. It gives them the most basic tools from which they can find help and support to make their marriage healthy. (24/21 min.)

(Women/Men)For those who choose single parenting life will be a little more complicated. This lesson helps your clients understand their responsibilities and gives them tools to be a good single parent. (17/20 min.)

(Spiritual) Even though we were all children once, we forget how innocently and simply our kids see the world. What changes that? For many, it’s shame. Shame doesn’t leave marks; it doesn’t leave bruises; you don’t even know you have it. And yet, it shapes our lives and the lives of our children. But you can break the bonds of shame by learning what it looks like and how it affects a child. Raise confident kids who understand their value and worth and grow in yours too with Parenting Without Shame! (20 min.)

(Spiritual) Shame has a deep impact on our children’s lives. As they grow up, it becomes thick in their hearts and reflected in their relationships. It prevents them from learning healthy values and lessons and from developing empathy and care for others. In this lesson, learn about the effects of shame and how you can make impactful changes to model healthy behavior for your children in order to shape them rather than shame them. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) Do you want to raise your child in shame? Prevent them from having healthy relationships as adults? No, you don’t! No parent wants this! But before you can break the cycle of shame and change how you parent, you need to evaluate your responses and reactions to your child’s behavior. Children watch everything we do, and what we do without realizing they’re watching is powerful! In this lesson, learn to recognize the shaming response or reaction, and then learn some great strategies for raising your child without shame. (10 min.)

(Spiritual) What does a child need in order to grow into a healthy, happy, well-adjusted adult? Most parents know that you need to feed and give them water, shelter and clothes. They also need time with others, language, learning, and exploration. But in order for them to grow into stable, self-confident, and compassionate people, they need to develop emotionally. How do you do this? In this lesson, learn the core emotions your child needs met, especially unconditional love, in order to develop into mature, healthy adults—and how you do it. (10 min.)

(Spiritual) Nurturing care of a child teaches them how to trust, be empathetic, and compassionate when they get older. This is something all parents want for their children! But how do you do it and what does it mean to nurture? Learn the important elements of nurture and how this critical aspect of parenting without shame shapes your child in a positive way over time. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) Boundaries are those invisible barriers that we establish in relationships in order to protect what we value. They impact all areas of our lives. But boundaries don’t just happen, they have to be taught and internalized. Learn about the different types of boundaries, how to nurture them in your child, why they are important to their development and life, and how they impact your child’s wellbeing. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) Our emotions are important and valuable to us. And being allowed to own our emotions and express them in a healthy way is one way we feel respected and valued. Children have BIG emotions and can go from excited to sobbing within seconds! Managing those big emotions is something they have to learn. But how do you teach this? Learn why emotional safety is important for kids and the six things you can do to develop that in your child. (12 min.)

(Spiritual) R E S P E C T respect. It’s the theme of songs, but it’s also important in raising children too. Learn how to discern between fear and respect, and how you can show respect to your child and earn it back. You will also learn why predictability is important to your child’s security, and how to achieve all of this in this final lesson in the Parenting Without Shame series. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) In lesson one we learn that the words we speak to our children matter. The words flow into their ears and settle into the folds of their hearts and the deep spaces of their self-worth. Too often, the words we speak to our children are an echo of those spoken to us as children by our parents. If those words were hurtful and harmful, you can learn a better way. This lesson will give you both information and a plan of action to make sure your words to your children are good for their hearts and self-worth! Closed Captioning English/Spanish (15 min)

I want it and I want it now! If you enticed your child with the reward of two marshmallows for waiting just 15 minutes before eating the first one, would they do it? Do they have the self-discipline to delay gobbling one sugary treat right away in order to have two in the future? Self-discipline is hard for us, but it’s especially hard for our kids. So how do you motivate your kids to hold off for a better reward? In this video, we’ll give you three basic parenting rules that along with a few goals and expectations will help give your kids the skills they need to have better self- discipline. (19 min.)

We’ve all caught our kids in a lie or two. We’ve even told a few ourselves. Why do kids lie and can you teach them to tell the truth? In this video we talk about why lies happen, how your reactions to lies can in fact encourage them, and what you can do to create an environment of honesty in your home to help your kids choose truth over lies. (19 min.)

Your child dents your neighbor’s car when playing ball in the street. Do they tell you about it or do they hide it and hope nobody finds out? We want our children to develop into courageous little people who will always do the right thing, even when they’re afraid. But how do you teach it? Does it come from long lectures on the virtues of being courageous? Do they read about it in a book? Or can we look for everyday opportunities in their lives to teach our children about what it means to be courageous? This video gives you tips on how to help your children triumph over their fears and become courageous. (19 min.)

We want our kids to help old ladies cross the street, serve meals to the poor, and become pals to lonely kids at school. But how do you teach them to be kind? Where does kindness come from? This video gives you tips on finding those teachable moments in everyday life where you can guide your children to choose kindness, and how you can model this value from your own interactions with them to encourage their hearts. (20 min.)

What kind of super-hero confidence does it take to carry your child through life? To give them super-natural power over their own actions or to defeat the villains of the schoolyard? In this video, we talk about the three things you can do to help create this super-power of confidence in your child! (21 min.)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can make parenting a challenge, as if it wasn’t already! Whether it’s inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or all three combined, you have your work cut out for you! In this video, we look at what’s true and what’s not about ADHD, four ways you can best support your child and bring peace into your home, and four ways to take great care of yourself when parenting a child with ADHD. (25 min.)

Of the different disorders a child can have, Autism ranks as one of the toughest. There is a lot of confusion about it, but there are also many things we know today to help a child live a happy and purposeful life. In this video, we’ll talk about the what autism is and dispel few misconceptions about it. We’ll look at the behaviors that could be a red flag for you. We’ll also talk about how to get the help and support both you and your child need, and the best ways to relate to a child living with autism. (22 min.)

Do you have a child who is a force to be reckoned with? Who won’t take no for answer, won’t be reasoned with, and won’t do anything they don’t want to do? If so, then you likely have a strong-willed child. Is this good? Is it bad? Can they be taught to comply and cooperate? We’ll talk about all of this and how you can guide your child into becoming the next great leader they are destined to be. (20 min.)

They get SO MAD! And sometimes we just don’t know why! You expect meltdowns from toddlers who are just trying to figure out their big feelings. But what about your school-age child? Is their anger normal or is there something more going on? Are there other intense feelings that your child is struggling with? In this video we talk about what anger can really mean, and we’ll give you some great strategies for helping your child understand and manage their feelings in healthy ways. (21 min.)

Sexual behavior and kids rank high on the parent meter for uncomfortable topics. What are normal, developmental sexual behaviors in a child and what things should you be concerned about? In this video we talk about the common sexual behaviors in childhood from preschool children up to twelve years old, how you should respond to them, and your important role in shaping your child’s healthy attitudes and behaviors towards sex. (26 min.)

By Dr. Kevin Leman. (Spiritual) The bestselling book is now a DVD video curriculum for groups, classes, and churches! Have a New Kid by Friday offers practical, real-world solutions guaranteed to change your child’s attitude, behavior, and character — in five days! The course takes parents through a six-lesson parenting “boot camp” with practical ideas and strategies they will use for the rest of their child’s growing years. Through each lesson, Dr. Leman helps parents understand why children behave the way they do, points out mistakes that parents make to encourage bad behavior, and helps parents develop the courage to do what is best for their kids.

This session is focused more on the parents and evaluating the parenting style that Is used in each home. By taking some positive action and changing things around your home, it will help you become a better parent. (30 min.)

The second segment in the “Have A New Kid by Friday” series focuses on the kids and what needs parents need to be meeting. He covers the Big 8 things that children need from you and how you can help them grow and be close to them as they traverse through life. Amongst that you’ll also learn how to acknowledge things such as their priorities, passions, pressures etc. and help them work on them. (29 min.)

The third installment in the series talks about how staying connected to your children can help keep that respect and make children feel like the are accepted instead of rejected. Asking their opinions and preferences and allowing them to have a say in things can make a world of a difference. Throughout this segment you’ll learn various ways in how you can have a respectful relationship while also strengthening your bond. (29 min.)

Segment number four is all about attitude. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses on why kids do and don’t misbehave or act out. He gives you an action plan on what things to do and look out for to help your child with their attitude. He also makes sure that you yourself are checking your own attitude at the door. Adult misbehavior influences children’s misbehaviors so keeping yours in check helps your children’s attitude as well. (32 min.)

The last part of the “Have a New Kid by Friday” Dr. Kevin Leman brings out three different ABC’s for self-esteem. Tips on how to make your child feel welcome and have a sense in belonging in your household are given. The way you parent is critical because you matter a whole lot in your child’s world. (30 min.)

Dr. Kevin Leman shares his tips on how you can make every day a Fun-Day with your kids. (35 min.)

DR. KEVIN LEMAN is an internationally known Christian psychologist, best-selling author, speaker, and media personality. He is a guest on many TV and Radio shows such as Focus On The Family, Midday Connection, Open Line, Oprah, Live With Regis, The Early Show, The Today show, Good Morning America, Real Families, and Parent Talk.

(Spiritual) It’s Never Too Late To Become a Better Parent. (36 min.)

(Spiritual) Staying Tuned In So They Don’t Tune You Out. (36 min.)

(Spiritual) Why Teaching and Learning Are Better Than Punishment and Penalties. (35 min.)

(Spiritual) A Step-By-Step Plan That Works Wonders! (34 min.)

(Spiritual) Observing The Warning Signs Before Tempers Flare. (38 min.)

(Spiritual) Recognize Your Children’s Differences and Turn Them Into Advantages. (35 min.)

(Spiritual) Helping Kids Overcome the Negative Influence of the Internet, The Media and Technology. (35 min.)

LIFE SKILLS

Showering, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and more. It all seems so simple, doesn’t it? But there are a lot of reasons why a person doesn’t always do these basic things. However, there are even more great reasons why you should, including your good health. In this video we talk about why good hygiene is important, how to do it, and what to do if you struggle with circumstances in life that make it hard for you. (23 min.)

Phones, tablets, and gaming consoles. Social media, chats, texts, and apps for EVERYTHING! Life has never been more efficient, fun…and distracting. Is technology improving our lives or is it taking us down a slippery path? In this video we talk about what the REAL problem is and how to enjoy your screen time while taking care of the most important things in life. It doesn’t have to be ‘game over’, man! (21 min.)

Depression is more than just feeling down occasionally. It’s more intense, and lasts longer. Nearly one in 12 American’s over the age of 20 suffers from it, and women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. Left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. In this video we talk about what depression is, how to know if you’re experiencing it, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help and manage your depression. (25 min.)

Who loves to clean and manage a home? NOT ME! And likely not you either. But it’s important. Keeping your home clean and organized doesn’t have to be a monumental task, unless you make it one. In this video we’ll give several habit-forming housekeeping tips so that you can easily maintain your home and have lots of time left over for the other more fun things in your life. Don’t be buried under your mountain of mess. Plant a flag in it and call it conquered! (18 min.)

Everyone gets angry once in a while. It’s a normal emotion for when we feel attacked, threatened, or shamed. Anger causes us to fight or run. When it gets out of control, it can hurt others and damage relationships. But, we have the ability to manage and control this intense emotion. In this video, we talk about understanding the triggers to your anger and how to handle them in a positive way. (24 min.)

Ever feel like you just can’t let another day go by without buying those sparkly Jimmy Choo’s to adorn your feet? Or maybe you can’t get through the checkout line without grabbing the snacks placed right at your eye level. Or when you feel like life is dealing you nines and tens in a hand of Show Low, does a little retail therapy call your name? Well sister, you’ve been played by the sneakiest of sneaksters! This video looks at how marketers keep us buying more stuff and spending all of our hard-earned cash before it even hits our bank account. You will learn tips to keep from being manipulated at the checkout line and how not to become a victim in retail marketing wars. Yes, you CAN fight the impulse to spend! This DVD coincides with Life Skills Module L2. It covers the basics of money management when a client is working on becoming an independent individual. (19 min.)

Have you ever found yourself with too little cash and too many bills? The stress, worry, and restrictions of being unable to pay our bills brings can be simply overwhelming. Do you know this feeling? Debt is like being locked up in chains that are stronger than you and keep you tied up. You no longer have the freedom to do the things you want because you are chained to your debt. Have you become a prisoner to all the money you owe? Are you ready to do what it takes to be financially free? This video shows you how YOU can slay the monster of debt. (19 min.)

Are credit cards your best friend or your worse enemy? Can they make you or break you? Do they love you or hate you? Are they the bane of our existence or the salvation to our money woes? Is it possible that they can be both? This video puts credit cards in their proper perspective. And it talks about how if you are in debt or tempted to overspend because of them, then credit cards are just another tool being used to separate you from your hard-earned cash and financial goals! (18 min.)

Just when everything is going well, and you have your finances in order ¬– BAM! Disaster hits! It may rain inside your house instead of outside. A pipe may burst, giving you the indoor pool you’ve never wanted. Your fine ride loses its glide. In the financial biz, we call this Murphy’s Law. “Anything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong, at the WORST possible time!” But did you know that you can Murphy-proof your life against financial emergencies? This video looks at how to plan for financial emergencies and what a financial emergency really is. For example, are bald tires REALLY an emergency or just poor planning? (17 min.)

Stay out of debt. Save for the future. Plan your big purchases. Live within your means. All great ideas, but how do you do it in reality? After all, you have monthly expenses, semi and annual expenses, and unforeseen expenses along the way. How do you plan all of this within a fixed monthly income? The answer is the budget. In this video we will look at how to make and maintain a simple budget and plan for most of your expenses so that you can avoid those unpleasant financial surprises at the end of the month. (14 min.)

What exactly is a credit score anyway? What’s it for and why do I have to worry about it? Is it even important if I don’t plan on buying a house? This video explains what a credit score is, how to maintain a good credit score, and why it might be important, even if you can’t buy a house yet. (14 min)

There are two ways to buy a car, the smart way and the not-so-smart way. The smart way can net you a car that meets your needs. The not-so-smart way can drive you to a load of debt and expenses you may not be able to afford. In this video, we will look at how to buy a car, pick through needs vs. wants, and how to avoid being taken for a ride. (19 min.)

When you close your eyes and dream, what do you see yourself doing to provide for your family? The first step to achieving your career goal is looking forward to where you want to be. The next, listing the steps it takes to get there. In this video, we will unpack what it takes to get the future you want, how to divide up the steps to get there, and how to start. (16 min.)

You’ve worked hard to get there, and now you’re finally out of debt. Does life now just go on as usual? Or do you need a plan to stay out of debt? In this video we’ll look at the behaviors and habits it takes to stay out of debt and spend purposefully. (15 min.)

You’ve gotten out of debt, managed your budget, put away the credit cards, and gotten control of your desire to spend. What’s next, you may ask? Is there something more to your financial future? In this video, we will simplify how to build a healthy financial future, take the confusion out of 401Ks, IRAs, and provide other tips on planning for financial stability. (15 min.)

Change is difficult for children. They may not show it immediately, but inside they are trying to protect themselves from the hurt that so much change brings. This video will help you talk through these hard issues with your children. Helping them sort through and understand their confusing feelings goes a long way. In this video, you can learn to go further as you help them to process their emotions and to make healthy choices on how they express them. Give your child the tools they need to understand what they are feeling and to work through them to acceptance. (18 min.)

It has been said that you should only undertake a single major event in any given year. Whoever said that was a bit out of touch with daily reality. Major events come and go; changing jobs, moving homes, adding to your family, getting married or breaking up. These are major events, and there needs to be a sense of who your family is and how you can keep them stable through these tumultuous times. This video can guide you and help you understand that change is what it is – but your family can weather it together! (22 min.)

It’s time to move, again, and that means getting established in a new area. How do you help your children adapt to a new school and make new friends while still encouraging them to maintain current relationships? How do you get them excited for a new area? You may even find yourself feeling anxious with the idea of establishing your family yet again. This video will help parents support, listen and encourage their children through a difficult transition. It will also prepare parents with a plan of action for getting involved, connected and thriving in a new area. (21 min.)

A family is who we do life with. Most of the time they have our backs. They are there in the good times and the bad, and they are there in the times of our deepest pain or greatest joy. But a family represents more than just parents and children. For your children, it represents a lifelong relationship, a shared history, and a place to go back to. (19 min.)

(Family is our most precious gift. They are not perfect. They are made up people who struggle, come from imperfect backgrounds, and often are figuring life out as they go. But successful families share one thing in common, they are committed to each other and purposeful in living life together. In this video we talk about what it takes to create a successful family-life for your children, how you can build rich experiences that shape their character, and the most important things a child needs to build good life skills. (23 min.)

We all want that perfect job that pays the bills and provides for our families. And one that we can love going to every day. But how do you find it? The answer might surprise you, but the place to start first is with you. In this video, we help you take a closer look at yourself—the type of person you are, your habits, your personality, and your motivation—to help you determine the kind of employee you’ll be; the type of job you’ll do well in; and the “why” that will get you up and off to work day after day. Our everyday habits, likes, dislikes, and personality all factor into the type of job that’s best for you. Here’s how you can find out more about yourself and narrow down the opportunities you search for to best support yourself and your family. (19 min.)

Ugh! Finding a job is SOOOO HARD!! It’s one of those things we don’t love but have to do. So, where do you start? How do you find good jobs out there, let alone great ones? In this video, we will talk about what to look for, where to search, and how to apply for great jobs. We’ll even talk about the things you can do first to make yourself more successful. And then what you can do to better your chances of getting hired. Searching for a job can become very discouraging, very fast. Finding the right fit and becoming successful; it’s something everyone wants! But how do you do it? Here’s how you can learn to better your chances of being hired and land that job you’ve been after for so long! (18 min.)

You did it! You’ve applied for some jobs! And now you’re waiting to hear back for an interview. But what IS the interview? Is it just a formality? What kinds of questions will you be asked? And are you allowed to ask questions too? It’s a lot to think about. In this video we will talk about what you can do to prepare well for your interview, including some things you can take care of beforehand, so that you have the best chance at bagging that job! Before you go in for an interview, there are many different things you need to be ready for! Here’s how you can prepare yourself for almost any question or situation in your interview and land the job you have been hoping for! (16 min.)

You’ve done your homework, practiced, and you have the perfect interview outfit on. You are ready to head out to your interview. But all the preparation in the world won’t help you sell yourself if you don’t follow a few easy guidelines when at the interview. In this video, we talk about when to arrive and what to do when you do arrive, what manners and etiquette you should use, what is and isn’t appropriate, and some tips on answering questions. We also talk about why it’s important for you to ask questions, and what you should do after the interview. Do these things, and you will be more relaxed at the interview and stand out as a strong candidate to your future employer. It’s time for your interview! After all your preparation and hard work, now is your chance to prove you have what it takes to your potential employer! Even still, here are a few tips on etiquette, how to answer questions, how to dress, and more helpful advice to help you make a good impression! (17 min.)

You’ve done the hard work of finding a good job! Congratulations! That means you stood out as an applicant. But getting the job is just half the battle. Now you not only need to keep it, but you also need to be a great employee too. What does this mean? In this video we talk about what goes into being a good employee and how you can go a step further to be the great employee your boss saw in you so that you can succeed at work! Congratulations on landing that job you were after! Now, it is important that you continuously work on being a great employee! What does this mean? Watch this video and find some helpful tips to boost your success at work and maintain the values your boss saw in you at the beginning! (16 min.)

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abortion, while extremely common and legal in our country today, leaves scars and wounds, some physical, some emotional, and some psychological. Even the person that seems unscathed bears the hurts and wounds from this choice. Told through the stories of women who suffered from their abortions and embarked on their journey to healing, this video encourages the post-abortive woman that there is healing and forgiveness after abortion. (22 min.)

(Spiritual content) Human beings were designed to have connections and relationships with others. And, true relationships are forged with love, trust, and intimacy. But, sometimes those relationships fall apart and end. Other times, significant people in our lives die. The feelings of pain and despair are real, and the loss of a relationship can feel extremely devastating. This video looks at how to cope with loss, the stages of grief, and how to pick up the pieces and start living again. (21 min.)

Family violence is about power and control. And, the members of a household with the least power – the children – are often the ones most harmed, even if they aren’t the direct target of the attack. This video program examines family violence and its impact on children. It defines, explains, and suggests prevention, response, and treatment approaches. Rich in cultural and content diversity; Family Violence: Impact on Children features experts, practitioners, and ordinary folks with knowledge and experience. The program awakens the viewer to take action in order to prevent physical and psychological injury to innocent children. This high-quality production was directed by David Gottlieb, a renowned film maker in Hollywood, CA. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) Pregnancy brings hopes, and dreams, and the realization that you have created life. But, sadly, some never make it through the first division of that precious zygote that is your child. Some never make it through the 1st trimester. Often, friends and family unknowingly deny a woman the right to grieve after miscarriage. This video looks at pregnancy loss, encourages a woman to grieve the loss of her unborn child, and celebrates the precious life she helped create but never got to hold. (22 min.)

Defines abuse in its different forms, explains symptoms, and encourages reporting and help for the child. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) You want life to be different, but have no idea how to change it. You may doubt that change is even possible. But you’re here because you’re tired of the cycle. Tired of finding yourself in the same place over and over again. We’re here to tell you this: You are not alone. You didn’t arrive here overnight. And there is a reason you are in this place. (7 min.)

(Spiritual content) This lesson addresses the second root: Addiction. Parents who struggle with substance or behavior addictions model unhealthy and damaging ways for their children to feel good about themselves, cope with disappointments, and build relationships. If your parent(s) reached for drugs, sex, food, or more to make themselves feel happy, loved, in control—or at least to numb their pain, they likely ended up inflicting pain on you. This lesson will help you identify addiction in your past and learn how to move beyond it to healing and growth. (14 min)

(Spiritual content) This lesson addresses the third root: Abuse. Any kind of abuse, especially in childhood, can damage a sense of who we are and rob us of security, especially in childhood. In this lesson, we will identify the different types of abuse and learn how to heal and grow. (13 min.)

(Spiritual content) This lesson will address the fourth root: Codependency. When we become too closely intertwined with others and depend on them to provide our value and purpose, our personal growth and development are damaged. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of codependency, identify if this is present in your life, and help you heal and grow to move beyond. (13 min.)

(Spiritual content) You now know the why, so let’s dig into the way. How do you move forward into a new way of living? What does this look like? Can your life really be different? Are you strong enough? In this final lesson of Unraveled Roots, we will answer these questions, equipping you to take healthy steps forward to a new day. (5 min.)

(Spiritual content) How healthy is your relationship? Do you sense in your heart something is off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? In this lesson, we examine the health of your intimate relationships, past or present. We will discuss the difference between normal relational conflict, domestic abuse, and narcissism. You deserve to be treated with value. Learn to set boundaries that speak to your value. (19 min.)

(Spiritual content) Most people experiencing abuse don’t recognize it because of how they define it. During this lesson, we will discuss the many ways abusive behaviors presents itself. You will receive a clear understanding of psychological abuse, property abuse, verbal abuse, and much more. You will learn about the obvious and subtle forms of domestic abuse, and how the behavior is less about the type of abuse and more about the misuse of power and control. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) It is common to think that someone has an anger or substance abuse issue when really it is domestic abuse. Abuse is a choice someone makes to gain power and control over their intimate partner. Anger is an emotion but abuse is a choice. It repeats over and over, like a cycle. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize the cycle of abuse. If a person can recognize it, they can make choices to bring an end to the abuse in their life. (16 min.)

(Spiritual content) You usually can’t tell when you first meet someone if they are unhealthy or if they might be abusive. But there are signs you can watch for. The use of power and control is a pattern of behaviors. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize some of the most common warning signs of abusive people. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) No one enters a relationship to see it end. That is why this question, “Can an abuser change?” is so important to answer. In this lesson, we will draw on the two decades of experience working with those who abuse, as well as research to answer this question and another important one, “What if he doesn’t change?” (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) Do you recognize your value and your worth? When you truly feel worthy, you will begin to say “no” to the abuse in your life. How do you get there after your self-worth was damaged? In this lesson, we will teach you about how God values you, and how believing this truth will change your life. Learn the signs of healthy relationships. You have power to make changes, live life free of abuse, and experience healthy relationships. (18 min.)

(Spiritual) Sex is a basic human desire that plays a huge role in your life. We’re all motivated by different reasons for having sex, but it can dramatically change our lives for better or worse. As much as our culture wants to downplay the seriousness of sex, the truth is there are always strings attached, and they affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In this video, we’ll discuss the best ways to minimize the bad effects sex can have, and give the secret to a great sex life. (27 min.) *Language Warning: This video bleeps out some explicit language in the interviews, However, the understanding of the words is still apparent in the video.

(Spiritual) We all desire a deep connection with another person. We want a relationship where we are known and loved. And…we want to have a great sex life too. But can you have all of this through hookups, one-night-stands, or by living with someone before marriage? Our culture says, “YES!” In this video, we will look at how sex bonds us physically, emotionally, and spiritually with every sexual partner we have, even if they’re not THE ONE. Well look at what casual sex and constant breakups can do to our future relationships, and what it takes to find the one guy who will stick around through good times and bad. (22 min.) *Language Warning: This video bleeps out some explicit language in the interviews, However, the understanding of the words is still apparent in the video.

We live in a day where hooking up is as easy as a swipe to the right with no strings attached. There are friends with benefits, sex without a relationship or sex to keep one, sex as a way to get to know someone, sex to get what you want, and sex to forget someone you love. But is this really true? Can we really just have sex with no strings attached? In this video we’ll explore the physical consequences of casual sex, how to truly protect yourself from STI’s, and how to really have great sex! (19 min.) *Language Warning: This video bleeps out some explicit language in the interviews, However, the understanding of the words is still apparent in the video.

Many in our culture today view marriage as inconvenient and costly—outdated, unattainable, and maybe even the stuff of fantasy. Many have a “try before you buy” motto about relationships. But does this REALLY get you to where you want to be—in a relationship with the guy who wants to spend his life with you? In this video we will explore all that and talk about the best way to find the one who will commit to you, promise to love you, and who be there for you no matter what. (Spiritual) (20 min.) *Language Warning: This video bleeps out some explicit language in the interviews, However, the understanding of the words is still apparent in the video.

(Spiritual) Finding the right guy to live life with is both valuable and worth putting in the time and effort for! Commitment and determination, if you stick with it, WILL net you the kind of love you want—the kind that puts you first and keeps you first forever. But commitment isn’t easy. In this video, we’ll explore why it’s important, what it means, and how you do it. We’ll show you a great plan that will get you on the road to a happier life and better sex. You can make the commitment. (18 min.) *Language Warning: This video bleeps out some explicit language in the interviews, However, the understanding of the words is still apparent in the video.

Trying to navigate as a single parent can be difficult in any circumstances, but having a spouse deployed brings unique challenges, and some benefits. This video will help parents prepare for the complications that deployment may bring and it will look at specific ways to help you and your children to emotionally, mentally and physically thrive while your service member is away. A deployed spouse can bring about frustrating times; but it doesn’t have to! (20 min.)

A spouse’s homecoming is an exciting time! It can also be a time of apprehension, elation, restlessness, and many other feelings. Reintegration after living separately for an extended period of time can create an incredibly stressful circumstance for both parents and children. The reconnection process after deployment can be difficult and any changes may be difficult to adapt to. In this video we will look at positive ways to help you and your children reconnect with your spouse as well as provide support on parenting together during reunification. (21 min.)

Domestic Violence

(Spiritual content) How healthy is your relationship? Do you sense in your heart something is off, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? In this lesson, we examine the health of your intimate relationships, past or present. We will discuss the difference between normal relational conflict, domestic abuse, and narcissism. You deserve to be treated with value. Learn to set boundaries that speak to your value. (19 min.)

(Spiritual content) Most people experiencing abuse don’t recognize it because of how they define it. During this lesson, we will discuss the many ways abusive behaviors presents itself. You will receive a clear understanding of psychological abuse, property abuse, verbal abuse, and much more. You will learn about the obvious and subtle forms of domestic abuse, and how the behavior is less about the type of abuse and more about the misuse of power and control. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) It is common to think that someone has an anger or substance abuse issue when really it is domestic abuse. Abuse is a choice someone makes to gain power and control over their intimate partner. Anger is an emotion but abuse is a choice. It repeats over and over, like a cycle. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize the cycle of abuse. If a person can recognize it, they can make choices to bring an end to the abuse in their life. (16 min.)

(Spiritual content) You usually can’t tell when you first meet someone if they are unhealthy or if they might be abusive. But there are signs you can watch for. The use of power and control is a pattern of behaviors. In this lesson, you will learn to recognize some of the most common warning signs of abusive people. (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) No one enters a relationship to see it end. That is why this question, “Can an abuser change?” is so important to answer. In this lesson, we will draw on the two decades of experience working with those who abuse, as well as research to answer this question and another important one, “What if he doesn’t change?” (18 min.)

(Spiritual content) Do you recognize your value and your worth? When you truly feel worthy, you will begin to say “no” to the abuse in your life. How do you get there after your self-worth was damaged? In this lesson, we will teach you about how God values you, and how believing this truth will change your life. Learn the signs of healthy relationships. You have power to make changes, live life free of abuse, and experience healthy relationships. (18 min.)

Dealing With Your Past

(Spiritual content) You want life to be different, but have no idea how to change it. You may doubt that change is even possible. But you’re here because you’re tired of the cycle. Tired of finding yourself in the same place over and over again. We’re here to tell you this: You are not alone. You didn’t arrive here overnight. And there is a reason you are in this place. (7 min.)

(Spiritual content) This lesson addresses the second root: Addiction. Parents who struggle with substance or behavior addictions model unhealthy and damaging ways for their children to feel good about themselves, cope with disappointments, and build relationships. If your parent(s) reached for drugs, sex, food, or more to make themselves feel happy, loved, in control—or at least to numb their pain, they likely ended up inflicting pain on you. This lesson will help you identify addiction in your past and learn how to move beyond it to healing and growth. (14 min)

(Spiritual content) This lesson addresses the third root: Abuse. Any kind of abuse, especially in childhood, can damage a sense of who we are and rob us of security, especially in childhood. In this lesson, we will identify the different types of abuse and learn how to heal and grow. (13 min.)

(Spiritual content) This lesson will address the fourth root: Codependency. When we become too closely intertwined with others and depend on them to provide our value and purpose, our personal growth and development are damaged. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of codependency, identify if this is present in your life, and help you heal and grow to move beyond. (13 min.)

(Spiritual content) You now know the why, so let’s dig into the way. How do you move forward into a new way of living? What does this look like? Can your life really be different? Are you strong enough? In this final lesson of Unraveled Roots, we will answer these questions, equipping you to take healthy steps forward to a new day. (5 min.)

Sex Trafficking

In lesson one, participants get a better understanding of the prevalence of sex trafficking in the United States and establish a baseline understanding of trafficking, but most importantly the importance of survivor identification. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (5 min)

The purpose of Lesson 2 is to gain a better understanding of familial trafficking and recognize the signs that indicate that trafficking or child sexual abuse is taking place in the home so you can be better equipped to identify victims. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (5 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 3 is to gain a better understanding of grooming and the signs that indicate that a child may be experiencing predatory behavior, so you can step in before the situation escalates into trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (5 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 4 is to gain a better understanding of how the adult entertainment industry can intersect with and perpetuate the sex trafficking industry, as well as encourage participants to consider potential misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding the topic. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (6 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 5 is to gain a better understanding of the role that technology plays in sex trafficking by learning about sexting, sextortion, child pornography, and blackmail so that you will be better able to recognize the signs and indicators of potential trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (7 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 6 is to gain a better understanding of a grooming process called boyfriending and how it can lead to trafficking in order to better spot, report, and prevent child sex trafficking. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (5 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 7 is to learn about the tactics of traffickers, the reasons victims stay compliant, and the long-lasting effects of trafficking. This knowledge will give you a better understanding of why victims do not always leave a dangerous situation which will better equip you to fight trafficking. This lesson will also introduce you to safe houses and how safe houses help those who have been trafficked. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (6 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 8 is to understand the reasons victims don’t identify themselves. You will learn how to safely report suspected trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, or call 911 if immediate help is needed. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (4 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 9 is to gain a better understanding of how to prevent trafficking in your community and increase your confidence in reporting suspicious activity that could lead to trafficking. (6 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 10 is to build an understanding of the steps being taken to eradicate child sex trafficking in America and what role you play in doing that. It offers you encouragement and thanks you for taking the training. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (4 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 11 is to outline the cycle of revictimization and how previous traumatic experiences are a vulnerability for someone to be groomed to be trafficked. (10 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 12 is to help individuals understand how disabilities can be a vulnerability for trafficking and identify signs and indicators of trafficking in disabled individuals. SOME ANSWERS WILL BE FOUND IN THE FACT SHEET. (11 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 13 is to outline identifiers in school-aged children and help you to equip your community to spot, prevent, and report trafficking in your demographic. (7 min.)

The purpose of Lesson 14 is to address the dangers and misconceptions of camming in regard to the online exploitation of minors. (16 min.)

Abortion Healing

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

(Spiritual content) Abuse damages hearts and souls. It lays down a layer of shame in which the wounded heart lays cocooned. What is shame? What is abuse? This video gets to the heart of abuse, the damage it creates and the distortion we have of ourselves as a result. It provides some practical tools to turn a wounded heart toward healing, and encourages an abuse survivor toward rebuilding her life. (20 min.)

love lessons

Love Lessons Pack: Sex is Awesome (Spiritual) God created sex and IT IS AWESOME!! And He wants it to be awesome for you! He really does! But great sex comes with boundaries that protect your health, heart, and spirit. In this first video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel talks about the one perfect boundary that keeps sex safe, uncomplicated, and satisfying for you. And this gives you freedom that leads to respect, intimacy, and trust with the one you can safely give your whole heart to.

Love Lessons Pack: Pregnancy is Not a Disease What is treated like the biggest disease of most sexually active teens and single young adults? Pregnancy! NEWSFLASH, pregnancy’s not a disease—it’s what your body was intended to do! The real fear should be sexually transmitted diseases! In this second video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel unpacks costs and consequences of sex outside of a mutually exclusive, monogamous relationship. She also shares keys to success and how you can experience love in a way you’ve never experienced before! (14 min.)

Love Lessons Pack: STI’s These ain’t your grandparent’s STDs! Today, there are way more sexually transmitted diseases to worry about than 50 years ago and a higher rate of infection. STD/STIs are an epidemic in our country! Many cause infertility, cancer, and even death. In this third video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel breaks down the different STD/STIs, both viral and bacterial, incurable and curable, and the heavy costs they have on your health, heart, and life. (19 min.)

Love Lessons Pack: Character Do you have trouble attracting the right kinda guy? Do you find yourself with losers who always break your heart? Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel never getting anywhere with love? WHY DOES THAT HAPPEN? How can you change it? Change starts first by looking at yourself. We often attract exactly what we are and not what we pretend to be. In this fourth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel breaks down character, how to be the person you want to attract, how to build integrity, and where it all starts! So, throw away that dating app and swipe right to a better you! (18 min.)

Love Lessons Pack: Porn Spoiler alert: Pornography is not harmless. Did you really think it was? Most porn shows strong images of violence against women and gives a horrible message that sex is about violence, power, and crushing women. Is this what you want your guy to think? And it teaches young women to accept abuse, violence, and pain. In the fifth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel takes a hard look at how porn, sexting, and some dating apps are hurting our relationships and changing our culture! (17 min.)

Love Lessons Pack: Your Heart (Spiritual) Have you been hurt over and over and over again by your choices, and feel hopeless when it comes to love? Well there is hope and healing when it comes to your heart, and it starts with Jesus. In the sixth video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel lays out the plan of hope and healing through stories of women in the Bible who were hurt by their poor choices, and the forgiveness they received from their Savior. Forgiveness and change are yours for the asking. (17 min.)

Love Lessons Pack: Protect Yourself Wanna make those great changes in your life? You know, the ones where you build integrity, put in place healthy boundaries, and choose to wait for a healthy relationship? How do you stick to your resolve? How do you heal from past choices that have a stronghold on you? In this final video of her 7-part series, Love Lessons, Pam Stenzel lays out the plan to protect yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually—body, mind, and spirit—so that you can end the years of pain, tears, and struggle when it comes to love. (15 min.)

Single Parenting

(Spiritual) Being a caring, effective single parent is one of the most challenging jobs in the world! It is not for the faint or weak-of-heart. This 6-lesson study is designed to encourage single parents to build healthy relationships with their ex-spouses and to raise their children to love and honor the Lord. This study will help parents understand that they are not alone in the challenges they face. This first lesson focuses on how you can bring stability to your children by getting your own life in order. (28 min.)

(Spiritual) The task of single parenting is difficult, and the obstacles are daunting. It’s great to know the Lord and to lean on Him for grace, strength, and direction. This second session focuses on healing the past and looking toward the future. (27 min.)

(Spiritual) In this lesson, you will learn how to relate to your ex-spouse with grace and maturity instead of retaliation and bitterness. Parents will find practical, biblically sound guidance on being loving, caring, and effective parents to their children. This third session focuses on creating harmony with your ex-spouse. (25 min.)

(Spiritual) An army of forces is at war in your child’s world. Day after day, this army of people and messages attack your child’s self-esteem and attempts to convince your child that he or she is worthless. Your home, however, can be a nurturing place for your child’s self-esteem. This lesson discusses how children in a single-parent family can thrive and feel good about themselves when you know the ABCs of building their self-esteem. These ABCs are easy to remember, and you can excel in this important skill of parenting. (24 min.)

(Spiritual) As parents, we struggle to raise our children with both love and limits. Real love requires discipline and setting healthy limits. The challenge is in finding the right mixture of authority and respect in the home. Homes need rules, but rules are not as important as relationships. Effective discipline is a combination of words and actions. Words without action become worthless. And too much discipline just exasperates and discourages children. This fifth session focuses on reality discipline and how you can teach your children to be respectful, responsible, and resourceful. (24 min.)

(Spiritual) Every one of you has what it takes to raise well-balanced kinds in an off-balance world. This lesson discusses how to relate to your children according to their unique, God-given personalities. This final session focuses on understanding your child’s personality. (26 min.)

BIBLE STUDIES

(Spiritual) **Trigger Warning: This video begins with a story of the molestation and rape of a child.** Many look great on the outside, living what appear to be pious Christian lives, while struggling with sin on the inside. But God can see through the facades we build and can look into our hearts. In this first lesson, Dinah Monahan shares a horrible and painful event that happened in her life that brought her to her knees, where she was forced to examine a heart filled with hate and murder and offer up to God her worst. (18 min.)

(Spiritual) Surrender is a hard concept to understand. By admitting defeat to our own striving, and offering up our struggles to God, He begins changing our hearts. God knows every rotten thought, every hurt, insecurity, jealousy, and hateful or prideful thought. He is just waiting for you to be honest with yourself and to give these burdens to Him. He will make it right. (19 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought, “If I could become a better person or more like another person, I would arrive at spirituality?” You’re not alone. But did you know that God wants you exactly the way you are—the way He created you? And by accepting this and surrendering to Him, He can do the work in you He wants and change your heart. (15 min.)

(Spiritual) The goal of the Christian is not to focus on self, but rather to die to self. If we are to be “living and holy sacrifices,” then it requires that we do just that. This means surrendering our natural human responses to life’s hurts and disappointments (anger, bitterness, hatred, insecurities, jealousy, pride, hurt, lust, and the other sins of the heart) openly and honestly to God. (23 min.)

(Spiritual) God takes us from hatred and bitterness to His rest and peace. But forgiveness is not about forgiving and forgetting, and it doesn’t mean restoration with someone who harmed us. It is about surrendering our hearts to God, the good and the ugly. In surrendering our weaknesses. (18 min.)

(Spiritual) Spiritual maturity doesn’t come from our accomplishments, but from recognizing what we are and feel, and from our willingness to surrender it all. We often try to control situations and outcomes to feel powerful. In order to grow spiritually, however, we must quit doing this and continually (for the rest of our lives) surrender our hearts to God. (20 min.)

(Spiritual) When you talk to other Christians, you may hear them say such things as, “Well, God says…” Or “God’s word says…” Have you ever wondered how they know what God says? Or what His word is? Simply, it’s the Bible. A collection of 66 books that lays out the Christian faith from the beginning of time. In this video, we talk about why you can trust the Bible, why it’s accurate and relevant for today, and how God’s story intertwines with our own. (14 min.)

(Spiritual) Learning that Jesus loves and forgives you is amazing! But now what? What does it mean to be a Christian, and how does that change how you live? In this video, we talk about how God’s grace and instructions matter to you, and how His love, expressed in the act of forgiveness, changes EVERYTHING! (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever met someone really famous? They likely had an entourage taking care of them and lots of paparazzi snapping pics of everything they did. They probably lived a life of luxury! Well, that is why Jesus’ birth and life are so strange! He is fabulously famous, rich, and powerful, and He is God! He is more important than any celebrity ever!! Yet He didn’t live in a royal mansion and wasn’t born in the best hospital. In fact, He was born in a barn, and this is completely upside down to what you would expect! (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever stood between two teams and knew you wouldn’t be picked? Doesn’t it seem like the richest, prettiest, strongest, and smartest are always the ones to get ahead? But not with Jesus. He chose the lowly, the humble, the outcasts, and the poor to join Him—normal people with normal problems. His upside-down approach shows clearly that we are chosen, not because of something great about us, but because He is good and powerful, and THAT is GREAT news for us all! (13 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought about what makes someone great? Is it lots of money, #followers, power, or popularity? Our thoughts, money, and time go toward supporting what culture says is great. But Jesus’ definition is upside down to the world’s. He said it’s the opposite of those things. That greatness is about serving others, which means putting God first, others second, and ourselves last. And this changes EVERYTHING! (14 min.)

(Spiritual) How many leaders do know who willingly lay down their lives for others? Or anyone who is willing to die just for you? Probably none! This is why is it so upside down to the world’s standards that the GREATEST leader of all, Jesus, did just that! One of the most amazing upside-down moments in history was when He was judged and condemned and undeservingly took our place on the cross to die for us to take away our sins. That huge turning point in ALL of the changes EVERYTHING in your life now and after you die. (11 min.)

(Spiritual) What would you say to God if He asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” Because you did your best? Because you were a good person? You did more good deeds than bad? How would you know if you even did enough to earn your place there? Well, none of that matters to how you get into heaven. The Bible tells us that you CAN’T earn it, you don’t deserve it—it is a gift given freely to us by a loving God. And that is upside down to what the world deems fair and just. Jesus really did turn everything upside-down with His life and message. Closed Captions: English/Spanish  (12 min.)

(Spiritual) There are few things more frustrating than struggling with a stuck lock that is jammed shut. You think you have the correct key inserted into the cylinder of the keyhole but the latch won’t move. You struggle with the key, wiggle it, pull the key in and out, but nothing happens. You wonder if you have the correct key. So, you try all the other keys on the ring, and even though you knew none of them would work before you tried them, you confirmed none of them fit. You go back to the first key, it slides in. You think this time the right key will open the door latch. Nothing happens. You wonder what will free the lock from being frozen? Obsession with a desire to become freed from bondage is similar. You may feel like you are stuck inside of a cage or locked inside of a dark room and wonder how to escape. Do you wonder why you make the choices you do? Or how you can make lasting changes in your life? The answers lie with Jesus. (19 min.)

(Spiritual) God offers you the key to unlock your future. We are saved by the grace of God through faith in the finished work of God’s only son, Jesus Christ. Receiving Jesus as Savior and becoming the recipient of this new identity is the key! But what does all that mean? Explore the concept of salvation to grow in Christ resulting in knowing and believing, that God has changed your identity from what you used to be. Become transformed with the Holy Spirit’s help by renewing your mind by God’s Word. (14 min.)

Can you imagine how it would feel to be released from feelings of shame, blame, and unworthiness? The good news is, you can! But it will take some hard work. Ever wondered why it’s so difficult to break free of nagging habits, irritating additions, or annoying thoughts? Here’s why: when we’re adopted into the family of God, no one erases the “hard drive” of our emotions, memories, or mistakes. We have relied on ourselves so long. Now we must reverse these patterns and be taught how to depend on Jesus. (20 min.)

(Spiritual) When you think about how your life will go, what do you imagine? What do you want to accomplish? We all want our lives to count for something, make a difference, and have a purpose. This is the story of your life. Welcome to Disciple. In this 10-week course, you will explore a completely new story. A journey into significance, a foray into meaning, and an invitation to love. In this session, you will consider God’s good plans for you no matter what has happened in your life. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will see that you already have everything you need to make an impact that will last forever. (31 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever thought about how Christianity started? This session starts with the story of Adam and Eve. Their sin left all of us spiritually dead—with the need to get back to the place of significance, acceptance, and security. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, that need is met for us. We are given a new identity—a child of God. In this session, you will discover the biggest case of identity theft there ever was. You will see what you lost and how to get it back. Through that, you will learn who you are now that you have come to Christ. We are not just physical beings; we are spiritual beings. (32 min.)

(Spiritual) Do you tend to follow what you feel about who you are rather than what God says you are? Do you want to give up on God when life gets hard? Our culture teaches that absolute truth is socially unacceptable. In this session, you will learn to understand that faith is choosing to believe Jesus’s truth over your feelings and what our culture says. You will work out what God’s truth is and whether it is true for everyone. You will also learn what faith really is and how you can grow in it. (30 min.)

(Spiritual) The world can try to knock you off your tracks sometimes. It encourages you to take on false identities and settle for less than what God wants for you. In this session, you will look at the three enemies that want to deflect you from God’s truth. You will begin to consider who your enemies are—first, by learning what the world is, and then by how it seeks to tempt and entice us. You will also learn how the world presents a false picture of reality. (31 min.)

(Spiritual) Have you ever repeated a bad behavior long enough that it became a habit? It becomes “default programming.” We call the flesh “default programming.” Why is it so natural for us to sin? In this session, you will learn that we are fallen humans in need of a Savior. You can either choose to walk in the flesh or walk with God. You will learn how your desires are contrary to God’s and can misdirect you, but you can overcome that. The flesh is not something that God will switch off, but it is something you can overcome with Jesus. (26 min.)

(Spiritual) Did you know that the devil is real? But did you know that he is already defeated, and you have the power to overcome his lies? There is a battle between good and evil. In this session, you will learn about the lies that come from the devil—the father of lies. You will discover who the devil really is, and what he can and cannot do. You will also see how he holds you back but how you can overcome him every time. (28 min.)

(Spiritual) Is your truth based on how it or you feel? Do you tend to give up quickly when things get hard in life? In this session, you will begin to resolve the negative consequences from your past by focusing on your emotions. You are no longer a product of your past, but now a product of Christ’s past. Christ died on the cross for you. You will learn what emotions are and why God gave them to you. You will also discover how negative emotions can be changed over time. (29 min.)

(Spiritual) Can you forgive? Have you ever struggled to forgive someone in your life? We all have at least once in our lifetime. Forgiveness is hard, but it’s also possible. In this session you will learn about unforgiveness, what keeps you stuck to the past and unable to grow in forgiveness. You will discover what forgiveness isn’t. Why it’s important to forgive others and how to do it. God commands us to forgive because He first forgave us. When we don’t forgive others, then we don’t grow beyond our hurt, and we don’t grow in Christ. (33 min.)

(Spiritual) Are you ready for an adventure? Well, the stage is now set for you to grow into a steadfast relationship with Jesus that will last your lifetime. In this session, you will see how, as disciples of Christ, we run the race of life. We get to know who we are in God’s eyes and how to defeat the enemy. In this session, we’ll look at how to make being a disciple your way of life. You’ll learn to tear down strongholds and work out God’s goals for your life. Finally, you will learn how to continually walk in freedom and discover the key to radical transformation. (33 min.)

(Spiritual) It’s time to take your place in God’s plans for your life. Are you ready to do the works God has prepared for you? You have the freedom to choose where you go from here. In this final session, you will look at what God is inviting you to do with the rest of your story, how to join Him, and how to be an ambassador for Jesus. God wants you to declare that Jesus came to give you a full life and discover His plan for you! Are you ready? (32 min.)

ADOPTION OPTION

“I could never do that” is usually the first instinct and response that expectant moms feel and share. Leah, a birth mom of 18 years, shares how she felt the same way until she learned more about open adoption and took time to educate herself about her options. Together Carrie and Leah discuss common adoption myths and fears and what is actually the truth about modern adoption. (15 min)

Adoptions used to be closed and filled with secrets. Now, open adoption has revolutionized the modern adoption experience, and is statistically proven to benefit everyone involved when done well. Discover with Leah, a birth mom of 18 years, and Carrie what common open adoption practices are today. (4 min.)

When choosing adoption, YOU are in the driver’s seat. You have rights! In this video, we discuss what you need to know as you consider adoption and what you can ask for. Don’t settle for anything less than good care for yourself through this difficult time. You matter. (10 min)

Perhaps adoption sounds like an option you want to explore, but you still wonder about the heartache that may follow? That is a very valid concern, and one that Leah struggled with as well. In this video, Leah and Carrie discuss the grief that birth mothers feel as they make this life changing decision as well as tips on how to cope in healthy ways. (13 min)

(Spiritual) It can be very helpful to hear from other birth moms who have walked this path. Listen to the advice from others who have been in your shoes, who have weighed their options and have lived out adoption for many years. In this video, they share encouragement and empowerment in where you are right now and what may help you to take your next steps. (10 min)

(Spiritual) Courtney has been a birth mom for 20+ years in a semi-open adoption. She placed her son before heading off to college. In this video, she shares why she chose adoption, her struggles with self-worth and family relationships, and the path to healing. (15 min)

(Spiritual) Hillary was parenting when she chose open adoption for her youngest son. She shares her struggles with her decision, and how she has found peace and comfort within their open adoption (16 min)

(Spiritual) Morgan was in her twenties during her unplanned pregnancies and has experienced both abortion and adoption. She shares why she felt adoption was the best option during her second pregnancy, along with her path to healing after abortion and adoption. (12 min)

(Spiritual) Leah was 16 and a junior in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Leah shares how she wrestled with her decision for months and what finally lead her to choose open adoption. With a fully open adoption for now 18 years, she shares what the relationship is like now with her daughter and the adoptive family she chose. (14 min)