Curriculum Enhancement: We suggest using the exercise at the end of Module 1 of the Make Parenting A Pleasure curriculum, following the brief discussion about parents’ expectations and needs on page 16. My Child’s Suitcase: Visualization and Exercise The suitcase exercise helps parents identify the values and goals they have for their children. Starting the group […]
Discipline as Teaching and Learning/Using the Four Questions: Discussion In the Make Parenting A Pleasure curriculum, we help parents understand that discipline is about teaching children. To help parents understand this concept, discuss the qualities of a helpful teacher. Time: 40 minutes Material: Markers and The Four Question cards provided in the Make Parenting A Pleasure Ready […]
Mission: So that all children are raised by nurturing, skilled parents. Beliefs: Parenting is the most important and challenging job there is. Parents are their children's first and most important teachers. All families should have access to parenting education and support services. Values: We treat each individual with respect and dignity. We have the knowledge, […]
La Quinta Inn & Suites, newly remodeled, offers special rates for our trainees – choose a single or double occupancy with either a King or two Queen beds. The special Parenting Now! corporate rate is $95/night plus tax 7 days a week. Please mention you are with “Parenting Now!” when making your reservations. La Quinta is […]
Conceptos Clave y Objetivos Sesión 1 — Introducción Conceptos Clave La paternidad es el trabajo más desafiante e importante que existe. Los padres son la base de la familia. Las habilidades de paternidad positiva no surgen naturalmente, se aprenden. Objetivos – Al final de esta sesión, los padres: Experimentarán un ambiente cálido y seguro […]
2015 Clinical Trial A clinical trial, completed Spring 2015, demonstrated that Make Parenting A Pleasure® is effective in improving outcomes for stressed families. This study was a randomized clinical trial, with a wait-list control condition involving a sample of 59 matched participants with children aged birth to 8 years of age. Outcomes included improved symptoms […]
Our most lasting gifts come from how we are raised by our parents. Parenting Now! , formerly Birth To Three, asked community members to reminisce about their upbringing. Here are excerpts from their responses.
“Born in 1930 just as the Depression was descending on almost all families, I know my parents had a difficult time running a small business and raising my brother and me. Despite the times, my parents were always upbeat. I learned that money was not important, but behavior was. Good manners were insisted on and doing what is right and fair was firmly embedded in our psyches.”
Module 1 – Getting Started Key Concepts Parenting is the most challenging and most important job there is. Parents are the foundation of the family. Positive parenting skills do not come naturally; they are learned. Goals – By the end of this session parents will: Experience a warm and safe environment where they can […]
Haga de la Paternidad un Placer® is: group-based research-based using best practice principles user-friendly for parent educators working with highly stressed, Spanish-speaking families of children ages 0-8 Haga de la Paternidad un Placer®'s curriculum is a tool to help strengthen families and reduce the potential for child abuse.
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