When Parents Lead, Children Succeed

 

We’re here to help you grow in confidence and capability as a parent, grandparent, or parent-to-be. It’s never too early to start. It’s never too late to make a difference. 

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In order to thrive as capable, thoughtful citizens, with competitive skills for the 21st-century workforce, children need leadership right from birth. Birth2Work offers an abundance of tools to help you, the leader of your family, grow in confidence and capability in your decision-making as a parent, grandparent, or parent-to-be. We can help you reach beyond managing the daily ups and downs (snuggles, laundry, melt-downs, and homework), to truly leading your family into the future!  
Our self-paced online course, Leading Your Child to Success will walk you through the steps of broadly dreaming of, then literally writing a long-term plan for the success of each individual, and your family as a whole.

Don’t think you have time to write your plan?  First, consider this. Many people spend:  

  • 6 months planning, researching, and saving to buy a new car
  • 1 year or more planning their wedding
  • 40 years planning for and contributing to their retirement

A small investment of time now can make all the difference to your family’s future. Remember that no one plan suits the needs of all families. This is about making a plan that’s right for your family.

At first, a plan for family success might sound exciting or a little intimidating (or both!).  We make the process easy and approachable. It does, however, require commitment from you, that you’re dedicated to raising thoughtful, responsible, and resourceful children to become thoughtful, responsible, and resourceful adults.

Leading Your Child to Success

A course to change your life

Discussions and understanding about who is responsible for home and family life, education for all children, and engaging with the community are all part of the bigger picture you’ll explore within Leading Your Child to Success (LYTCS).  As an online program, the LYCTS course gives you the opportunity to build the scaffolding for achieving and sustaining the quality of life that you want for your family, at a pace and schedule that works best for you. 

The principles and practices we establish are applicable whether you have very young children, teenagers, or grown children with kids of their own. We’re all about training parents to be confident and capable leaders in a friendly, entertaining, and heartfelt way.

“In this class, I came to understand that my role as a grandmother is just as important as my role as a mother and nurse administrator.” Sarah B.

Grandmother of 5

“[As a result of the course] we have become more in tune with what our children are doing on a constant basis, school, friends, listening more to them, their concerns and coming up with viable solutions together.” Lance J.

Father of 3

“It’s a life changing, empowering class that will make you feel better prepared to be involved in the world around you.” Bryan R.

Father of 2

When it comes to leading, it’s never too early to start.
It’s never too late to make a difference.
Whether preparing for children, raising your first or many children, even in the role of grandparent, we have resources to aid your growth as the family leader. Explore each section for age-appropriate topics, sample activities to engage your child, milestones to watch out for according to the B2W Readiness Profile, and lessons you can prepare from the B2W Functional Family Porfolio.

No Kids

Whether you’re not quite ready for kids yet yourself, or are a devoted extended “framily” member, learning about the key milestones and opportunities inherent in the growth of a child will strengthen your confidence and capabilities down the line.

Before Baby-Age 3

Is your baby due soon? Or is a little one hanging on your leg as your read this?  Time may never feel more precious than it does now, but, rest assured, this time does not last forever! Right from birth, children need opportunities for physical and mental growth. Your opportunity to lead them starts now!

Kids Ages 4-8

School readiness is only a small part of a parent’s job in this phase. The foundation for essential life skills—emotional stability, personal accountability, self-esteem–is formed now. Your proactive and mindful leadership is key.

Youth Ages 9-12

A child’s transition into adolescence can be challenging for parents who aren’t prepared for the sudden demand for independence.  As the family leader, you can be prepared to meet those challenges with credibility and respect.                                

Youth Ages 13-Work

If your child is already a teenager, you may think your window of influence is long gone. It’s not! While you still have daily face-to-face engagement, seize the opportunity to prepare your teen for a world that has very high expectations of them. It’s never too late to get started.

Grandparents

Children of all ages need rolemodels they can trust.  Technology is a powerful influence but it is fleeting and rarely personal. Grandparents however have wisdom, patience, and the encompassing love for their families that make them ideal mentors.