Foundations of Family Leadership

Winter 2023 Cohort: Mondays January 16 - March 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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An approach to raising the children in your life with resilience, respect, and responsibility

In this class, you will learn powerful alternatives to authoritarian and permissive parenting. In the process, you will grow more connected and have more fun with the children in your life. Learn skills that will enable you all to thrive with resilience and responsibility. Children raised with these skills are poised to make a positive difference in their communities and lead with respect for all.

Date, Time, Location

7:30 – 9:00pm Eastern Time

January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6

Location: Zoom Details will be provided upon registration.


Course Background

Family Leadership Center’s parent education centers on the tenets of the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler – as relevant to parenting today as it was over 100 years ago. This course focuses on 4 main themes called The 4 Crucial Cs. Authors and parent educators, Dr. Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew, created the Four Crucial Cs as guides that support parents –- or any adult with children -– to navigate whatever challenges might arise. 

The 4 Crucial Cs:
Connect, Capable, Count, Courage

Why a Parenting Class with live sessions?

Research shows that adult learning happens best through conversation. Exploring ideas together in a safe, connected space helps us to discover and apply new ideas and approaches. The important work of raising families is worthy of this kind of space. Together we can grow, experiment, and become the parents we want to be.

It’s in this spirit that we invite you to join us. Each week we will focus on one of The 4 Crucial Cs. Together, we will practice strategies for growing each of the 4 Cs with the children in your life in a relaxed, virtual gathering.

Who’s Invited?

Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors… anyone who wants to connect about raising and collectively supporting children.

Family Leadership Center supports the work of raising children to grow up able to function and contribute in a meaningful way. Together, we are raising kids to one day support a strong family, community, and ultimately a thriving democracy.

Course includes:

  • Engaging live sessions over Zoom with experienced parent educators
  • Activities and exercises to practice in the class and take home to share with the children in your life
  • Learning platform with facilitated group conversation board and resource library

Leave each session with:

  • A new understanding of your parenting style and children’s behavior
  • Fresh ideas for how to lead your family in an encouraging and truly powerful way
  • Crack the code on misbehavior and learn how to support a child’s growth in a positive direction
  • Create goals for your family and clear skills to be able to reach your goals


This program is offered tuition-free out of a commitment to make this work available to all.

(20 Spaces Available)

Our online class sizes are intentionally limited to 20 participants to foster an engaged and supportive learning environment. As this does limit space, we kindly request that you register only after you have considered the time commitment and checked the dates against your calendar. The class time commitment is 90 minutes per week in live sessions (cameras on, ready to play!), plus “practice within the laboratory of your family”. Your spot is secured once you have completed all the registration steps and acknowledged your agreement to our class policies

The class is full, if you are interested in being notified when our next class is scheduled, please fill out our form:




This program is offered tuition-free out of a commitment to make this work available to all. We greatly appreciate the donations given by participants who have attended our programs as well as our community of Family Leadership Center supporters and friends. You help make our commitment a reality with your generosity.

To make a donation to Family Leadership Center to support our programs, please donate here.


Family Leadership Center is an inclusive community where all are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Family Leadership Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.