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: Resentful, angry, anxious, and overwhelmed parents

Program Overview

Compassionate Parenting is an 8-session course for resentful, angry, anxious, and overwhelmed parents. It is designed to create deeper parent-child connections through increased interest and enjoyment. Parents and children are taught 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.

Logic Model

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Manuals and Training

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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

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Additional References

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Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Compassion Power

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2020

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2015