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Raising Can-Do Children

Supporting your child to a happy, successful future
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 59m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Suitable for parents, educators, child carers, home schoolers, student teachers, and anyone interested in child development and parenting who want to nurture children’s Can-Do mindset and essential life skills through everyday, screen-free play.
Raising Can-Do Children is a fun, child-centred approach to helping children develop a Can-Do mindset, and essential life skills such as problem solving, resourcefulness, resilience, critical thinking, ambition, and more. It’s a tried and tested play based approach backed by top child psychologists, parenting, and early years experts. It helps develop children’s can-do attitude to life, helping them make the most of their potential in a fast changing world.
The course is full of real-life examples of families raising can-do children, and over 30 easy, everyday screen-free play ideas for you to put into practice straight away.
As well as recorded sessions, I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have at any point during the course. After each session there will be action points for you to take away and work on. These may consist of questions to ask and explore, activities to try out with your child, and links to articles, or points of reference.
•Please note that if you are studying this course after completing the ‘Are you raising a Can-Do Child?’ Scorecard, you will also receive a free one-to-one, 30 minute coaching session with me. If you have not yet completed the Scorecard and would like the free coaching session, please visit the Can-Do Child web site and follow the link to the Scorecard app now.
As well as the reviews from students here, I wanted to connect you with comments from people who know and love the Can-Do Child® approach. These include parents, educators, pediatricians, and child psychologists.
“I have worked with young children for fifty year and have never seen so much beneficial help to parents and educators.” Jenny Briggs, International Consultant and Early Years Trainer.
“This will help you to help children become happier, more independent, enterprising and resourceful. I thoroughly recommend it for both parents and professionals”. Dr Lynne Kenney Psy.D practicing pediatric psychologist, international speaker and educator, co-author of Bloom.
“As a family, the approach and activities are very, very special. They bring us together and make us actually appreciate, respect, and understand each other when you’re trying to solve a problem or helping each other out on a path”. Caroline H, parent.
“Full of practical, interesting ideas, this is the essential toolkit to enable you to bring out the real potential in your child”. Tanith Carey, Author of Taming the Tiger Parent.
“A wonderful resource for parents who want to help their child thrive throughout childhood and into adult life”. Dr Amanda Gummer, UK’s leading expert of play and child development.

You will learn

✓ Tried and tested strategies and play ideas to raise happy children with a can-do mindset and skills for life.
✓ Why mindset and life skills are important from a young age, and how they link directly to children’s future success and happiness.
✓ Easy, everyday screen-free play ideas to increase children’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
✓ How to nurture children’s can-do mindset and life skills through everyday screen-free play.
✓ How to integrate the Can-Do Child approach into everyday family life.


• No previous knowledge or specific materials are needed for this course. I will take you through the Can-Do Child® concept and give you straightforward, practical ideas to easily include into your family life straight away. There are also plenty of downloadable resources available to you as part of this course.

This course is for

• Parents
• Educators
• Home schoolers
• Child carers
• Student teachers
• Anyone interested in child development and parenting
Author, Educator, International Consultant
Lorraine is an author, educator, and international consultant with over 20 years’ practical business experience working on a wide range of projects involving children and young people from early years through to school leavers. She has a passion for, and specialism in supporting parents and educators to nurture a Can-Do mindset and life skills in children from a young age, through everyday, screen-free play.
She has written numerous articles for digital and paper publications, is author of three books, and works with organisations both in the UK and internationally to develop toolkits and programmes for nurturing a Can-Do mindset and skills in young people. She has developed an Enterprising and Life Skills programme for young learners in South Africa, and works with family centres and educators in UAE, supporting the annual ‘Excellence in Early Years’ international conference, and delivering parenting and early childhood development webinars.
Lorraine’s books include‘The Can-Do Child: Enriching the Everyday the Easy Way’  and ‘A Parent’s Guide to Easy, Screen-Free Activities Children Will Love’. She presents a fun, child-centred approach to nurturing children’s Can-Do mindset and skills for life, using her unique Three Es’ model of Engagement, Enterprise, and Enjoyment. This is backed by top child psychologists, parenting, and early years experts.
Lorraine is passionate about helping raise a generation of Can-Do children, who are happy, healthy, confident individuals, achieving their full potential in a fast-changing world.  Her ‘giving back’ work includes supporting the Young Enterprise ‘Fiver’ challenge for primary schools, delivering entrepreneurial workshops to schools, colleges, and Univertisities through the Welsh Government’s ‘Big Ideas Wales’ initiative, and sitting on the Board of South Wales Young Enterprise.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 59m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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