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 […]
The research can help us understand how a baby’s mind is formed and what we can do as parents to help our children be their best. Much of this research supports what many parents already do: read to their children, talk with them, interact with them. Some of the research tells us how to do these things better; how to ask questions and engage our children with the written words in ways that increase their understanding and brain development.
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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“El programa es muy bueno. Aprendemos como entender a nuestros hijos. Tenemos diferente tipo de educacion y aqui aprendemos para ser mejores padres cada dia. Yo se lo recomiendo a todos los padres Mexicanos y de otros paises. Nos olvidamos Del estres, aqui viene uno a relajarse. A Sentarse a compartir con otros padres sin […]
Haga de la Paternidad un Placer es un buen material de apoyo y excelente recurso para el padre y otros miembros de la familia cuya lengua native es el espanol. La forma y el estilo del espanol empleado en esta pubicacion sin duda hara del material mas facil para el usuario. Victor Rodriguez, Communication Specialist, Southwest […]
Birth To Three Changes Its Name to Parenting Now! By Minalee Saks Thirty-four years ago, I was one of three women who co-founded Birth To Three. We wanted to find a way to support parents like ourselves in the challenging and rewarding early years of child-rearing. We also knew that such a program for parents […]
How do we begin? First, by defining the problem to be outside, separate from ourselves. An example might be, “We need to find a better way to deal with the laundry” (a situation) rather than, “You never help with the laundry” (which makes your partner the problem).
Another important piece of the fearless problem-solving process is for each person to say what each wants in regard to the situation, rather than what’s wrong about it. For some of us, saying what we want is more unfamiliar and challenging than to say what’s wrong. However, an essential part of defining the problem is listening to and exploring what each wants and how close or far apart the wants are.