Compassionate Parenting

Note: The Compassionate Parenting program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Not Specified

Program Overview

Compassionate Parenting is an 8-session course for resentful, angry, anxious, and overwhelmed parents. Create deeper parent-child connections through increased interest and enjoyment. Parents and children increase emotional intelligence. Empowering-discipline helps children achieve optimal growth, development, cooperation skills, and moral courage. Research shows that children learn to regulate their emotions, eliminate temper tantrums, and reduce bad behavior when they can put their feelings into words. When the brain has no way to label or otherwise discriminate among the various meanings it gives to events and behaviors, it tends to funnel all emotional response into the form of arousal that gives the most temporary power: anger. Model dialogue shows how to teach key vocabulary words to children. The Compassionate Parenting curriculum focuses on how to parent with Smart Emotions, so parents can have a positive relationship with their children. This compassionate approach to parenting helps increase cooperation, self-esteem, and self-discipline; resulting in lowering anger and resentment between parents and children.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Compassionate Parenting.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Compassionate Parenting.

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Compassion Power

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2015