This modular program is designed to teach parents the skills that are recognized as key to successful parenting: developing a positive relationship, communication, discipline, managing emotions, and developing appropriate structure.
The manual organizes current knowledge about children and their development into a systematic program for basic parenting skills training. Section I provides information that will be useful to the professional before the training begins. Section II contains a scripted narrative and notes to the professional for each of the 19 sessions that form the substantive core of the program. These sessions are drawn from four general areas: self-concept, relationships, behavioral principles, and cognitive psychology. Professionals are free to use this modular program in a flexible manner, selecting appropriate sessions and/or modules to meet specific needs. Section III provides five different lecture/workshops designed as single-session presentations. Section IV provides an extensive annotated bibliography, which is also included in the Parenting Skills Workbook.