The course has five sections. They each build on the previous skills learned. Parents often find that the interactions with their child improve significantly when they apply the skills learned in the first Communications section. This section can be completed in less than an hour.
Parents are encouraged to complete the sections over a period of several weeks and practice the skills before moving onto a new section.
The course is interactive so the time to complete each section depends on how much time is spent on the worksheets and in reviewing material. The video portion, including quizzes, takes less than one hour per section, so you could complete the course without worksheets in 4 hours.
The worksheets used in the latter sections are very useful in developing specific solutions that apply best to your child. With these included, the entire interactive course takes from 6 to 8 hours to complete. It is anticipated that the course will be a resource that parents return to for review as they deal with new situations with their teen or adult child.
A written guide is provided in the Suggesting Professional Help section to assist parents in finding the best fit for help, should it be required, for their child.