Curricula for Parenting Educators

The curricula offerings from Parenting Now are based on our 45-plus years of direct service to parents. The curricula are flexible, adaptable and user-friendly for parenting educators.

Since 1978, more than 110,000 parents and their children have benefited from Parenting Now programs and services. Through sound research and hands-on experience, Parenting Now has developed curricula and training for parenting educators that is used in many settings throughout the United States and in many international settings. It is flexible, adaptable and very user-friendly.

Make Parenting A Pleasure® Second Edition

Nationally recognized, group-based curriculum for parenting educators serving highly stressed parents of children 0-8. The curriculum is grounded in the Protective Factors Framework (Center for the Study of Social Policy) and is research- and evidence-based. A 2019 article in Child and Family Behavior Therapy describes the results of a clinical trial of Make Parenting A Pleasure® with highly stressed families. Promising outcomes included improvement of self-reported symptoms of parental depression and improved parenting skills and knowledge of child development. 

The Second Edition is updated with a fully reconfigured presentation of content and new videos supporting the new formatting.

Purchase Make Parenting A Pleasure, Second Edition

Haga de la Familia un Placer® Segunda Edición

Haga de la Familia un Placer® is the Spanish translation and adaptation of Make Parenting A Pleasure®, Second Edition. Parenting Educators can easily use this curriculum with Spanish-speaking families of children 0-8. Evidence-based and research-informed.

Designed by parenting educators for parenting educators, Haga de la Familia un Placer‘s facilitated approach to parenting education helps parents achieve their goals for their families and respects the diversity of those goals.

Haga De La Paternidad Un Placer

This curriculum has been discontinued, but Parent Booklets are available for purchase below.

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Haga De La Paternidad Un Placer Parent Booklets

Set of 15 parent booklets for Haga De La Paternidad Un Placer curriculum with reproducible handouts.

Parenting: The First Three Years® Curricula

A three-­part, group­-based curricula for parents of Infants, Ones and Twos. Incredible INFANTs®, Wonderful ONES®, and Terrific TWOs® are developmentally based curricula that offer in-­depth parenting education to the universal population of parents of infants and toddlers.

This curriculum has been discontinued, but Parent Booklets are available for purchase below.

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Incredible INFANTs® Parent Booklets

Set of 15 parent booklets for the Incredible INFANTs® curriculum with reproducible handouts.

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Wonderful ONEs® Parent Booklets

Set of 15 parent booklets for the Wonderful ONEs® curriculum with reproducible handouts.

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Terrific TWOs® Parent Booklets

Set of 15 parent booklets for Terrific TWOs® curriculum with reproducible handouts.

Parenting Now!® The Curriculum

Parenting Now! curriculum is derived from our nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum Make Parenting A Pleasure. The Parenting Now! curriculum is customized for the general population of parents with children ages 0-6, with more emphasis on child development and parenting skills such as emotion coaching and parental values. Parenting Now! is research-based and evidence-informed. 

Simplified to seven sessions, Parenting Now! is ideal for use in health care systems, community colleges and other organizations that wish to offer in-depth parenting education to the universal population of parents of young children.

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