Terrific TWOs Key Concepts and Goals

Session 1 –Welcome to the Terrific TWOs® Key […]

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Terrific TWOs Key Concepts and Goals

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Session 1 –Welcome to the Terrific TWOs® Key Concepts TWOs are at a magical age, eager to learn and excited about all they already know and can do. TWOs are positively motivated in their behavior, and we can help them learn positive ways to get their needs met. Goals – By the end of this session parents will: Understand the Terrific TWOs philosophy. Experience a friendly and safe...

Session 1 –Welcome to the Terrific TWOs®

Key Concepts

  • TWOs are at a magical age, eager to learn and excited about all they already know and can do.
  • TWOs are positively motivated in their behavior, and we can help them learn positive ways to get their needs met.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Understand the Terrific TWOs philosophy.
  • Experience a friendly and safe environment where they can feel comfortable sharing their experiences and learning about parenting.
  • Agree on group guidelines.
  • Learn about normal developmental issues for TWOs.
  • Understand that they are learning along with their children and can use this series to explore new ideas and grow as parents.
  • See themselves as friendly guides who help their children sort out which behaviors work best, in the larger world and within the family.


Session 2 – Who Are We as Parents and Families?

Key Concept

  • Parents are more effective teachers and friendly guides when they have a clear understanding of their own values and their goals for their children.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of their long-range goals for their child.
  • Learn how to encourage learning in their TWO that is consistent with those goals.
  • Have a clearer understanding of their values and value conflicts.
  • Understand that they are their child’s first and most important teacher, and see this as an opportunity.
  • Understand and respect their own parenting style, and make more conscious choices in their parenting.


Session 3 – Who Is Your Child?

Key Concepts

  • Each child has a unique combination of temperamental tendencies, which has both strengths and challenges.
  • Parents can provide experiences for their TWOs that encourage healthy development in These areas of strengths and challenges.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Become more aware of and appreciate their children as individuals.
  • Think about how their own temperament fits with their TWO’s temperament.
  • Understand that each temperamental tendency has strengths as well as challenges.
  • Learn how to design experiences that help their children develop confidence and skills in areas of challenge. 


Session 4 – Words That Work

Key Concept

  • Parents have a powerful influence on their children’s developing communication skills.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Understand the power of their words and body language.
  • Learn communication tools called “Words That Work” to guide their TWOs.
  • Learn ways to encourage TWOs’ language development.


Session 5 – Setting Your Family Up for Success

Key Concept

  • Parents can help prepare TWOs for the “game of life” by using family guidelines, developing routines, and being one step ahead of the game.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Develop a set of basic family guidelines or principles.
  • Learn about the value of family patterns and routines.
  • Learn how to be one step ahead, and set their families up for success.


Session 6 – TWOs’ Journey to Self-Discipline

Key Concept

  • Parents can be their children’s best teachers and guides on the journey to self-discipline.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • View discipline as an opportunity to teach and guide their children.
  • Consider their children’s development, individual differences, and their own values when guiding their TWOs.
  • Learn how to think through a problem behavior to identify what the parent wants to teach and how to begin.
  • Develop learning and teaching plans for what their TWOs “don’t know.”


Session 7 – Strategies for Effective Discipline

Key Concept

  • Parents can learn principle-based tools for loving and effective discipline.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Have tools to use to problem-solve as a family.
  • Learn some specific strategies that can help them positively influence their children’s behavior.

 
Session 8 – Upsets and Meltdowns: Theirs and Ours

Key Concepts

  • Parents and children have similar reasons for their upsets, yet developmentally, they are very different.
  • TWOs need their parents’ help in learning about both their own and others’ emotions.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Become more aware of their own emotional responses to situations.
  • Understand upsets from their child’s point of view.
  • Learn ways to prevent and repair upsets.
  • See the importance to the family of taking time for emotional refills.


Session 9 – Moving Into the Outside World

Key Concepts

  • As their world expands, children will have other influences in addition to their parents.
  • Parents can use what they have learned in the series to help their children deal successfully with these outside influences.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Learn how to communicate their family values to influential people in their children’s lives.
  • Be proactive about guns, commercialism, and unsafe people.
  • Be a media-wise family and make thoughtful media choices.
  • Know how to empower TWOs to eventually handle outside influences on their own.


Session 10 – Celebrating Our Families

Key Concepts

  • Play is important to both TWOs and their parents for learning and for adding joy to family life.
  • Many of the parenting skills, strategies, and ideas from the Terrific TWOs will last a lifetime.

Goals – By the end of this session parents will:

  • Learn about the value of play for both TWOs and adults.
  • Share ways to create low cost, low stress family fun, including holiday, seasonal, and daily fun.
  • Recognize the progress they have made, the skills they have learned, and the goals they have met over the series.
  • Celebrate the completion of the Terrific TWOs program.
  • Make future plans, both for their families and for the group.