How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep […]
Being a grandparent is an opportunity to create a fulfilling relationship for both grandparent and grandchild. The connection will be different with each grandchild and will depend on things such as personality and temperament, physical distance and understanding what appeals to each grandchild. To help in developing that connection, a great question to ask is: […]
Art and creativity are an essential component to the human experience. While we may not all be master painters or seasoned pianists, we all have outlets for our creative endeavors. For some of us, it’s organizing clutter or designing floral arrangements—or maybe, it’s simply getting down and dirty with some finger paints with your toddler. […]
Shopping with preschoolers has its challenges, but it’s also a teaching opportunity and a chance to bond with your child over every day routines.
Preview Session 4 “Stress and Anger Management: Techniques“ Preview Session 6 “The Dance of Communication: Nonverbal“ Stress Busters video clip Make Parenting A Pleasure Key Concepts and Goals Note: The PDF files may take a minute or two to load, thank you for your patience.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]