ABC's Nurturing Program for Parents and their Children 5 to 8

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About This Program

Target Population: Parents and their children ages 5 to 8 who are entering kindergarten and early elementary school

For children/adolescents ages: 5 – 8

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 5 – 8

Brief Description

ABC's Nurturing Program for Parents and their Children 5 to 8 was developed for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Parents and their children attend separate classes that meet concurrently for two hours, once weekly for seven consecutive weeks. Parents learn about the nurturing parenting philosophy and skills to build their children’s communication and life skills. Children learn comparable skills at age-appropriate levels through puppets, role-play, music, art and teacher led discussions. The program is designed on the premise that when parents and their children learn comparable skills, implementation of the skills at home is increased.

Program Goals:

The goals of ABC’s Nurturing Program for Parents and their Children 5 to 8 are:

  • Parents will increase their knowledge of age-appropriate expectations and will learn the difference between Praise for Being and Praise for Doing.
  • Parents will increase their understanding of empathy and empathic parenting practices; and understanding the importance of getting their needs met as well as the needs of their children.
  • Parents will learn the importance of empowerment; how to increase the personal power of their children; and ways to develop children’s positive self-worth.
  • Parents will learn about working with children in developing family morals, values and rules.
  • Parents will learn about how to establish and utilize empathic discipline strategies.
  • Parents will learn alternatives to spanking, hitting, belittling, and other types of hurtful discipline.
  • Parents will learn how to manage their stress and anger and set the example how they would like their children to manage their stress and anger.

Contact Information

Stephen Bavolek
Agency/Affiliation: Family Development Resources, Inc
Phone: (435) 649-5822
Fax: (435) 649-9599

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2016