EDCA 5175 - Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
Course DescriptionTeaching Parenting provides a step-by step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program through experiential activities and problem solving steps that reach to the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. These activities create the bridge to reach parents with cultural differences, limited reading skills and/ or special problems with children. All activities are adaptable for us with all age groups. Also included in the manual are outlines for seven-week classes using ten major parenting books. Participants will gain practice in the skills needed to run parenting groups as a full class or drop in sessions.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Deepen their understanding of the Adlerian approach to parenting and to teaching parenting by learning how to use mutual respect, cooperation, kindness and firmness at the same time and by seeing mistakes as opportunities to learn.
- Learn why children misbehave and how to respectfully encourage change in ways that eliminate most behavior problems.
- Learn the basic components of a Positive Discipline Parenting Class that work with any group of parents regardless of the age of their children, their reading ability or their culture of origin.
- Learn how to facilitate a parenting class from the position of a “non-expert” by drawing forth the learning from the participant's own experience.
- Learn (and practice) how to effectively lead experiential activities and demonstrations that help parents "get into the child's world."
- Learn how to work with and teach parents who love their children but have few tools and resources to parent effectively for today’s world.
- Learn how to facilitate the Parent Helping Parent Problem Solving Steps to guide families through solving real-life problems.
- Have a set of resource materials for future reference.