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So one can become certified for being a doula, for teaching nfp, breastfeeding, birthing, etc...<br><br>
Is anyone aware of an organization that trains people to become teachers of facilitators for parenting classes? I have the "right" education for this but really would prefer not needing to "come up with stuff" by myself.<br><br>
Thanks for any and all ideas!
 

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What venue are you thinking of teaching in? I've attended lots of parenting classes, but they were all conducted by school districts and the teachers/facilators were people with Early Childhood or Early Childhood and Family Services teaching degrees (4 year degree).
 

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This doesn't cover it all, but if you are interested in exercise and diet you can become a <a href="http://www.drsearslean.com/coaches/be-a-coach/" target="_blank">Dr. Sears certified LEAN coach.</a>
 

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As the pp said, it depends on the venue - I was a certified parent educator for Parents as Teachers - but I received the training and certification as part of my position with Michigan State University Extension - they also teach a number of classes (some of which parents are 'court ordered' to attend) We taught a variety of classes including How to Talk to Kids will Listen - and Kids are worth it by Barbara Colorosso - and we had some great resources like Preventing Power Struggles by Becky Bailey -<br>
I had the amazing fortune to work as a parent educator for five years before having my own and I use what I learned during that time EVERY DAY with my 'spirited child'<br>
But to get certified and then start your own business kind of thing might be kind of tough -<br>
I friend of mine did some kind of "parenting with awareness" program but I'm not sure what the set up/cert was...<br><br>
good luck
 

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Mary Kurcinka, who wrote Raising Your Spirited Child and Sleepless in America, two of my favorite AP-friendly parenting books, describes herself as a "licensed parent educator." I have no idea what license that is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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There's a certification through the Positive Discipline Association if you like that approach:<br><a href="http://positivediscipline.org/Default.aspx?pageId=269324" target="_blank">http://positivediscipline.org/Defaul...?pageId=269324</a>
 
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