Common Sense Parenting (CSP)

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About This Program

Target Population: Parents and other caregivers of children ages 6 - 16 years

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 6 – 16

Brief Description

Common Sense ParentingSM (CSP) is a group-based class for parents comprised of 6 weekly, 2-hour sessions led by a credentialed trainer who focuses on teaching practical skills to increase children’s positive behavior, decrease negative behavior, and model appropriate alternative behavior. Each class is formatted to include a review of the prior session, instruction of the new skill, modeled examples, skill practice/feedback, and a summary.

Program Goals:

The goals of Common Sense Parenting (CSP) are:

  • Equip parents with a logical method for changing their children's behaviors through teaching positive behaviors, social skills, and methods to reduce stress in crisis situations
  • Provide parents with practical strategies for enhancing parent-child communication and building robust family relationships

Contact Information

Susan Lamke
Agency/Affiliation: Boys Town National Research Institution
Phone: (531) 355-1477

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2010