Parent Program - Get Started

Introduction

Of all jobs, parenting is the most influential, the most difficult and potentially the most rewarding. There are some general principles that can show successful parenting and the outline below attempts to describe the major principles associated with parenting. We begin with a discussion of temperament because each child is unique and that uniqueness must be understood and accepted.

Parent Program

The Parent Program consists of three modules. First, you will learn how to size up your child and learn their temperament type. In the second module, you will learn different parenting techniques to help better deal with your child's unique temperament. In the third module, you will learn how to combat stress with your child. Click on a module below to get started!

Sizing Up Your Child

Learn how to determine your child's temperament. Go to Module 1

Parenting Principles

Learn different techniques to parent your child based on their temperament. Go to Module 2

Stress

How to combat stress in you and your child. Go to Module 3

Skills Required

  1. Social – Interaction with others, communicating with one another
  2. Goal setting – To set a standard to try to reach
  3. Perspective taking – to understand the feelings and roles of others
  4. Academic – Ones process of learning, (e.g reading, writing, math)
  5. Productive – making use of ones strengths (e.g math skills, talent abilities)
  6. Intrapersonal – an understanding of your own feelings, strengths, talents
  7. Physical coping – distressing strategies or calming one down (e.g use of stress ball)
  8. Cognitive coping – talking to yourself in a positive way
  9. Decision-making – choosing the better behavior
  10. Problem-solving – seeing the choices in situations

Conditions Required

  1. Opportunities to succeed (e.g being able to do well in school, making a sports team, good artist)
  2. Good role models (e.g someone they look up to or a historical figure)
  3. Good stories with positive message (e.g storytelling a story about someone with courage)
  4. Opportunities to be helpful (e.g volunteer work, chores at home)
  5. Honest feedback (e.g being honest with children of how they did in a sport)
  6. Positive discipline
  7. Temperament and development fits (knowing your child’s temperament and fitting discipline to the temperament)
  8. Resource availability (e.g schools, community help, social intuitions)
  9. Social supports (e.g family, friends, teachers)
  10. Unconditional positive regard (letting the child know they are loved no matter what)