Active Parenting Now

Active Parenting

by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.

Active Parenting Now combines video, activities and discussion to help parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Designed for parents of children ages 5 to 12, the program also demonstrates non-violent discipline techniques and effective encouragement skills. Each of the 6 tapes in the series is 25 - 30 minutes long.

Session I: Parenting in the 21st Century: What's your style and how does it influence your child? Understand the dictator, doormat and active styles of parenting and learn how giving choices reduces power struggles and promotes cooperation.

Session II: Active Communication: How to win cooperation with your child. Learn communication skills that help to solve problems without violence while strengthening the parent-child relationship.

Session III: Effective Discipline: How to raise a responsible child. Learn proven non-violent discipline techniques that also teach responsibility; explore how the think-feel-do cycle guides a child's decision-making process.

Session IV: Sidestepping the Power Struggle: Redirecting your child's misbehavior. Identify what a child really wants when he misbehaves and discover how to redirect his approach to four goals of behavior; learn how to diffuse a power struggle using the FLAC method.

Session V: Building Character, Courage, and Self-Esteem in Your Child. Learn how to impart essential values while building on a child's strengths using the BANK method of encouragement.

Session VI: The Magic of Family Meetings: Teaching problem-solving and positive values. Introduce conflict resolution and family meetings; ways to discuss drugs, alcohol, violence and sexuality.

The ACTIVE PARENTING NOW tapes are available to sign out free-of-charge through the Counselor's office. 

Please contact Diane Zeiger, Counselor at HG telephone number 901-9860 for further information.

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