Parenting Classes

POSITIVE PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What effective communication is.
  • How to build your child’s self-esteem and the best way to do that.
  • How to discipline and not damage.
  • What is the parenting principle.
  • The foundation for all successful parenting.
  • Learn the advantages of single parenting.

……and so much more

Nurturing Parenting Program – an evidenced based program supported y the State of Georgia.

The Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPP) are family-based programs for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The programs were developed to help families who have been identified by child welfare agencies for past child abuse and neglect or who are at high risk for child abuse and neglect. The goals of NPP are to:

  • Increase parents’ sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding, and attachment.
  • Increase the use of alternative strategies to harsh and abusive disciplinary practices.
  • Increase parents’ knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations.
  • Reduce abuse and neglect rates.

NPP instruction is based on psycho-educational and cognitive-behavioral approaches to learning and focuses on “re-parenting,” or helping parents learn new patterns of parenting to replace their existing, learned, abusive patterns. By completing questionnaires and participating in discussion, role-play, and audiovisual exercises, participants learn how to nurture themselves as individuals and in turn build their nurturing family and parenting skills as dads, moms, sons, and daughters. Participants develop their awareness, knowledge, and skills in five areas: (1) age-appropriate expectations; (2) empathy, bonding, and attachment; (3) nonviolent nurturing discipline; (4) self-awareness and self-worth; and (5) empowerment, autonomy, and healthy independence.

Active Parenting

Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based parenting classes. This evidence-based programs cover topics including parenting programs, step parenting, divorce, school success, and character education. Below is just two samples of what we offer in discovering new ways to help families survive and thrive in our changing world:

Side Stepping the Power Struggle

Discover how to avoid power struggles. When you understand your teen’s behavior, you are better equipped to redirect misbehavior rather than reward it. Learn to understand what motivates your teen’s behavior

Do you wonder why your teen no longer wants to spend time with the family but with his/her friends? Do you wonder why your teen seems so critical of everything or so combative to your rules? Discover the WHY and how to approach your teens during their transitions to adulthood.

Learn a Five-step process for problem-prevention talks that will help you determine how to handle current problems and prevent future occurrences.

Most teens set goals such as: move out at 18, get a well-paying job, get a boyfriend/girlfriend, and/or go to prom. Their levels of self-esteem and courage are respectable determinants of whether they approach the goals positively or negatively.

After years of development teens are ready to challenge themselves physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. When we do not offer them healthy ways to go about it, they will find plenty of unhealthy ways.

Determining the goal behind your teen’s behavior is the key in helping your teen choose a positive approach to his/her goal. Let’s say your teen is rebellious because he/she wants to spend more time with you. Instead of coming right out and saying it (positive), your teen picks arguments (negative) and you reward him/her with your time and effort by arguing back.

At this point, you may be wondering at least one of the following:

  • How do I determine my teen’s goal?
  • What should I do if I am wrong in determining his/her goal?
  • How do I turn a negative approach into a positive?
  • My teen is too stubborn, careless, and/or irresponsible. How can I possibly get through to him/her?
  • My teen seems to not care about anything important and will not talk to me seriously about his/her goals in life.
  • How will I ever get him/her motivated enough to plan and care about the future?

The simplest answer…Positive Parenting and Child Development, sign up today. Your teen may seem difficult or complicated but this workshop will teach you how to recognize specific behaviors associated with the five goals and equip you with tools to start making immediate changes.

How to Raise Responsible Teens

Have you ever (un)intentionally sent messages to your child or teen that he/she was not good enough by yelling, screaming, humiliating, or belittling their actions, thoughts, dreams, or goals? Have you wondered how that affected him/her or it could affect them in the future? When this happened, did you apologize?

Helpful Tips :

When you slip and treat your teens disrespectfully, catch yourself, apologize and make amends. They’ll respect you more.

As our teens earn the freedom to choose, they also take on the responsibility to determine what is right. Taking time to talk with our teens about right and wrong in real life situations is your obligation and the best way to help them grasp what to do in different situations.

Life-long lessons for teens:

  • Accept your obligations
  • Learn the difference between right and wrong
  • Accept accountability for your actions
  • Develop responsibility
  • Formula for Responsibility
Responsibility = Choices + Consequences

Three main aspects to active discipline:

  1. Participation- “We should all be able to get our say, though we many not always get our way.” Involve your teen in finding solutions.
  2. Mutual respect- You must give respect to get it
  3. Focus on the problem- Focus on the problem, not the teen

Parents work hard to give their children what they didn’t have and often fail to give them enough of what they do have. Come and enhance your parenting skills to empower your children for LIFE!

Parenting is the only profession we enter for which we are rarely prepared.

Parents participating in these workshops can expect to:

This course is a certificate program and acceptable by DFCS, courts, probation, attorneys, etc.

All workshops can be modified to fit your personal or organizational needs.

Services can be provided onsite, your facility or at your home.


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