The online parenting course from a
licensed therapist that helps parents


in the places your kids take you

Other parenting courses focus on how to make your children more compliant.

If straight obedience is your goal -
this is not the course for you.

This 5 step parenting course
gives you the map to understanding who your
real-life-actual-whole-human children really are
and how to help you be the best parent to THEM.

Will their anxiety decrease? Yes.

Will the power struggles end? Absolutely.

Will their self-esteem go up? 100%.

But the real power in the
Connect with Courage course
is that the magic happens within the parents.

“I feel like my kids are disappearing…
I’m worried about how they’re spending their time…
I don’t know how much to push or what
are the red flags!”

My parents made a decision when I was young
that changed the course of my life forever.

I'm Roya Dedeaux
(rhymes with play-dough)


I’m a licensed therapist, author, and speaker. I’ve worked my whole life helping parents release fear and find joy in the places their kids take them.
When I say “whole life” I mean it! I left public school at the ripe old age of 10 because conventional education wasn’t working for me. 
     It wasn’t working when I came home from school crying because I wanted to study ocean life and the teacher assigned me the desert-loving Kangaroo Rat. 
    It wasn’t working when I said I couldn’t wait to spend my summer vacation in the library, and my classmates made fun of me. 
     It wasn’t working when I was fascinated by the Gold Rush but wasn’t allowed to keep reading because it was “time to move on.”
I was starting to hide under the teacher’s desk, I was feeling overwhelmed. I was getting resentful at the lack of control. Behavioral issues were right around the corner.
I left 4th grade and never went back.

When I graduated with a degree in Recreation &Leisure Studies from CSULB, I left with the academic language for what I knew deep in my bones:
The path to children’s success is through supporting their interests.

Through the process of receiving my Master’s in Counseling, becoming a licensed therapist, speaking at hundreds of conferences and working with thousands of families - I saw the mental health connection over and over again.  

Supporting your kid's interests is the key to your relationship and their mental health.

The power of connecting to your kids through their interests impacts them on an individual, relational, and societal level! This profound knowledge led to my first book - Connect with Courage 

I wrote this book and created the companion course because now, as a parent myself, I recognize just how hard it can be to make changes on your own –  even when you know it’s what your children need.


Temper tantrums. Difficulty going from one activity to another. Simple things like bedtime and tooth brushing turning into battles. 

Stomach aches, worry about what they're watching, having to say no to them when they ask to buy yet another cheap plastic toy over and over and over again...

Wanting so badly to be the parent you always dreamed of being - but realizing that the day-in-day-out of parenting has challenges you never dreamed of.

Worry that you're missing out on magical moments with your kids, worry that they're missing out on important things, worry that you're missing signs that something was wrong.

How do you help your kids grow into healthy, autonomous adults while also keeping them safe and happy at the same time?


Weird sleep schedules. So much screen time. Online friend groups. Isolating or withdrawing.

How do you know when something your teenager is doing is a cry for help?

Are they acting this way because they're anxious? Are they under too much pressure? Or is this normal for a teenager? It's so hard to know what the red flags are. It's so hard to know what to do, when to push, or when to let them be. 

It's so hard to feel cut off from your teenager - who so recently was just a happy lil munchkin with simpler problems to solve.


It's hard to feel like there's nothing you can do to help - if you leave them alone, will they feel neglected?


If you try to give advice, will you be ignoring their feelings? How do you know you're not ignoring something serious?

How do you keep a door open to your kids instead of putting up a wall?

Connect with Courage!

Connect to your kids through their interests!


Rediscover sweet moments, uncover cool new areas of filled with joy and amazement at the skills and strengths of your children!

This course is for you if

1) You have kids

2)Your kids have interests

Find the good in even the most worrying, (or annoying, messy, or expensive) hobby they have - and use it to build a bridge between you and your child.

Connect with Courage walks you through the 19 most common barriers to connecting with your kids - and gives you solution-focused exercises for you to go through in order to implement change and connect more with your kids immediately.

Ready to connect? Click the button below to start!

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Following my kids interests and passions has helped us connect, taught me new things, and made our lives better, kinder, and sweeter. I’m excited that other parents will have this as a resource they can go through when needed.

I love the way the material is laid out, the questions and ideas presented are always done gently and with curiosity.

If you're a parent who wants to learn how to better support your kids, you need this!

-Gwen Montoya

Just imagine…


  • Your teenager thanks you for hanging out with them.

  • Watching as your kid turns off the TV and starts an art project on their own.

  • Two hour bedtime battles turning into your kid taking the lead. 

  • Being the person your teenager asks for help with friend drama. 

  • Driving with your kiddo chatting happily next to you sharing their latest joy.

  • Seeing your kid generously giving their favorite toy to their little sibling.

  • Hearing from another mom how interesting and knowledgeable your kid is.

  • Witnessing your kids form friendships with people you know will write them letters of recommendation when they need them later.

  • The melt-downs over screen time disappear completely.

YES this is absolutely possible for you.

Connect with Courage Parenting Course

  • Some number of bite-size videos

  • Bright and easy to follow presentation

  • Links to worksheets for deep-diving exploration

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get 2 one-on-one coaching calls with Roya Dedeaux with your parenting couse!

100% online, self-paced & bite sized

  • 24/7 access to # in-depth training videos

  • In-depth printable worksheets on each topic for deep-dives about your own kids and parenting

  • 2 Connecting Calls - 1 on 1 video calls with Roya Dedeaux to bookend your course experience

No more uncertainty about if you're doing the right thing

  • Actionable solutions you can implement immediately.​

  • Step by step guides that help you relate to your kids no matter what they’re doing.

  • Make change in a way that respects your kids, values your children, and honors your attachment.

Feel lighter and more joyful in just a few days

  • Go from feeling worried and overwhelmed to connected and playful

  • Improve your kids sense of self-worth and self-esteem with just a few minutes a day

  • Watch as they make connections you could never have dreamed of

Connect with a delightful community
of understanding parents

  • Get daily supportive Quests in our members-only Facebook group

  • Get feedback and cheer leading from other parents who understand what you’re going through

  • Surround yourself with a purposeful parenting community - parents who also want to respect their kids and treat them like full people!

Get 1 on 1 Connection -
because your situation is one of a kind

  • Receive 2 video Connecting Calls with Roya to go over your specific needs and questions

  • Get answers to questions and feedback on your worksheets

  • Have access to other journals, games, and tools whenever you need them

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The exercises are simple and easy to connect with your kids around their interests - even if they don't interest you. Roya's advice is practical and actionable immediately.

After implementing some of her suggestions, both my kiddo and I feel better about how much time he engages with Minecraft and YouTube. We've even started playing a new video game together! He has said multiple times to me how happy it makes him for us to spend time together playing and relaxing.

I am confident if I had not implemented some of these things, we would be endlessly arguing about screen time and video games. Instead - we get to spend quality time together, laugh and have fun!

-Erin Harwood

Improve your family's life in just about every way, including…


  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • Worry about growing up

  • Screen time issues

  • Feeling not good enough

  • Bedtime battles

  • Fighting with siblings

  • Fighting about daily routines

  • Assertiveness

  • Apathy or boredom

  • Self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Social anxiety

  • Time Blindness

  • Outbursts

  • Trying new things

  • Friend drama

  • Medical anxiety

How Have Other Parents Put Connect with Courage to Good Use In Their Families?

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The course really helped put my mind at ease a little tonight regarding my daughters and their gaming on their switches and roblox. It also let me feel a little more confident in allowing them to have a little more freedom. I ordered your book and am now following you on several platforms. Thank you Roya!!


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Still not sure if Connect with Courage is what your family needs?

Get a taste with this free mini-course!