Parenting Education Products and Programs

Products and Programs


The ABC's Parenting Program for Parents and Children A six-session program for parents and children entering kindergarten meeting for two hours one day a week. Families learn nurturing routines, discipline through family rules, open communication and ways to increase self-esteem and self-concept.

Additional products from Family Development Resources, Inc. include programs for foster and adoptive parents, alcohol-related, African-American, and Spanish-speaking groups.

Active Parenting Active Parenting modules include programs for Christian parenting, Jewish parenting, and parenting teens. Other programs from Active Parenting Publishers include 1,2,3,4 Parents (parents of children ages 1-4), Families in Action (parents of teens), and Cooperative Parenting and Divorce.

Common Sense Parenting This link leads to training resources for Boys & Girls Town's parent training program.

Extension Services' Parenting Education Programs Descriptions and contact information for many fine (and lower cost!) parenting education programs.

Growing Together Video series for teen parents. From American Guidance Service.

Additional products from American Guidance Service include the STEP parenting education programs, Raising Children in Troubled Times, and Achieve Success for Young Fathers.

Parent Effectiveness Training Improve family communication with Dr. Thomas Gordon's techniques.

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Parents Who Care Video and workbook-based program designed to increase communication between teens and parents and to reduce risky behavior in teens. Additional products from Channing-Bete include Preparing for School Success (parents of elementary-age kids) and Preparing for the Drug-Free Years (parents of pre-teens).

Channing-Bete Company.

Positive Parenting Curriculum A video-based parenting education curriculum focusing on the consequences of physical punishment and offering parents alternative ways to nurture and discipline their children. Separate curriculums for parents of young children and teens.

P.S. I Love You An affordable 12-session parenting program to use in a parent support group format. Available here from KidsRights.

SOS Help For Parents Kit for professionals includes audio-tapes, reproducibles, and flip cards for teaching effective discipline techniques in a parenting education program. A video is available separately.

STEP - Systematic Training for Effective Parenting STEP principles have been used by parent educators for years. Available from American Guidance Service.

Strengthening Families Program Program for parents of children aged 10-14 designed for 7 session format for both parents and children.

Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities Culturally based parenting program for preventing violence in youth. 12 week, 3-hour sessions.

Strengthening Stepfamilies I've used this program and the materials are excellent. I especially like the family activity cards.

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Add experiential group teaching methods to your parenting program with the facilitator's manual that teaches the principles of positive discipline. Includes outlines for enhancing other well-known parenting programs. Also find modules for parenting preschoolers, single parenting, and parenting during recovery.

Transparenting Seminar format to educate parents who are divorcing. A companion program for children in divorcing families is also available. Families First.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program A multi-level intervention program designed to meet the needs of individual families.

Parenting and Family Support Centre.

Without Spanking or Spoiling Leader's guide for a seven-week 2-hour session group to teach the principles of Elizabeth Crary's book.

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