I had so much fun writing up my post last week for my university that I’m going to start up, that I thought I would share a few more classes we will be offering. Most of these come from my amazing readers…and if possible, I linked to your post if my class came from your suggestion.
If you missed my post last week, then you must check it out here. We’re still working out details like… Staffing. Who would actually be qualified to teach these classes? My guess is that we all have different strengths as moms, and maybe you’ve already mastered some of these and can share your skills with the rest of us.
Mom U. Now Offering More Classes Than Before!!
Adult Temper Tantrum Prevention This class is meant to help the mom that tries to control her temper all day, but usually loses it by dinnertime. We will focus on how to know when you should give yourself a time-out, and the art and beauty of counting to 10. With an emphasis on how to just accept that your life will never be the same now that you have kids. Class suggestion from Louise @ Baby Gates Down
Filtering Noise And Recognizing Important Information This class will help you understand that at some point, all of your children will talk at you or near you at once. It is important to focus in on the important information (like that school report that is due tomorrow morning that you child is just now mentioning) and filter out the useless noise that children make (like repeating the word Mommy 2,356 times for no apparent reason). As a reward for good grades, this class will give you a moment to yourself in complete silence for a full 15 minutes. Class suggestion from Nicola at Nikki Young Writes.
Nagging, Pestering, Fake Crying and Whining Avoidance This class is a must-have for all moms. This class will teach you how to tune out a child that asks you for permission for the same thing 15 times even though you’ve already answered. You will learn how to walk away from, and ignore fake crying. *See our manual for 7 Tips to Stop the Fake Crying.You will also learn how to avoid your children when they are extra whiney at the end of the day. We will use the locking yourself in the bathroom technique often for this one. Class suggestion from Nicola at Nikki Young Writes.
The Art of Balancing In this class, we don’t talk about all that you have to juggle as a mom in theory, instead we focus on the actual objects you will have to juggle at any given time. This might include carrying a screaming 2 year old to the car from the grocery store against his will while not dropping your groceries, finding your keys, and remembering where you parked your car. This class might also come in handy for the mom that has to carry 322 things for a trip to the park, or is potty training a child and needs to pack an entire day’s worth of clothes with her everywhere. This class will help you slap a smile on your face while you do it all so strangers don’t give you dirty looks. Class suggestion from Amanda at A Great Housewife.
Perfecting “The Look” Most moms have a look that they use from time to time to emphasize to their kids that they mean business. This class will help you perfect that look. No longer will you have to threaten or give warnings, because once you take this class, your look will be so good, that your children will not dare disobey. Class suggestion from Eli at Coach Daddy Blog.
Last Minute Creations This class will help you perfect your skills of coming up with school projects, posters, costumes, and birthday gifts at the last second. No longer will you yell at your kids when they fail to remind you of important events because with this class you will always have an idea ready and waiting in your back pocket. Literally in. your. back. pocket. You’ll be able to do things like craft a costume out of objects you have around your house, and create a school science experiment in 15 minutes (with a poster board too). Class suggestion from April of 100 lb. Countdown
Distraction 101 This class is specifically designed for parents of 2 year olds. Especially ones that wake up angry from naps, and refuse to be happy in public. In this class, we will focus on the art of distracting your toddler from whatever he is angry about in the moment and helping you both forget the made up reason he became mad in the first place. This class will help moms find random things or events going on in your own home or in the neighborhood to point out to the angry toddler in order to distract him from his fit. “Look sweetie! A blade of grass!” is an example of a phrase you will learn to use.
Enduring Large Groups of Children for Beginners This class is mostly for new moms, or soon-to-be moms, but might help seasoned moms as well. You will be exposed to large groups of children in an effort to appreciate your own child (or children) more. When you leave this group, you will think your own kids are more well-behaved, and possibly think they are even too quiet. However, this class will expose you to uncomfortable situations like watching other kids eat their boogers, fight over toys, and scream loudly for long periods of time. But, the reward is that your children will now look like little treasures, and you will love them even more than you already do.
Your tuition will go towards funding mandatory social time for moms at the end of every class (wine or your beverage of choice will be available) to help calm your nerves after vigorous training per the suggestion of Nicola at Nikki Young Writes.
For physical activity we will have a soccer team organized by Eli of Coach Daddy called the “Fightn’ Mamas”. This PE type course will help us get our aggression out in healthy ways instead of taking it out on the kids. As an incentive to work hard, the losing team will have to babysit for free for one hour for the winners.
Advanced classes will be offered once you complete at least two classes per the suggestion of Jesse from Behind the Willows. In our advanced classes, the focus will be on helping you multi-task in a way you never thought possible. You will combine classes like Talking on the Phone 101 while you participate in Cooking with “Helpers” so that you can prove to everyone you know that you are indeed the super mom that they already think you are.
But more importantly, you will prove it to yourself.
**Stay tuned for our Tween Edition of Mom U coming up soon!!
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