New Program to Train Delta Junction Residents in Effective Parenting of Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers For centuries, parents felt they had accomplished a great deal if they simply managed to raise their children to adulthood.
Today, parents are raising few children but expecting more of themselves in the process. Parenting has become almost a science, the subject of a host of books, magazines, and classes. One of the nation’s most popular parent education programs, Early Childhood STEP – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Children Under Six – is now being offered Monday nights beginning January 27, 2014 through March 10, 2014 at Delta Elementary School.
Early Childhood STEP is designed especially for parents whose children are newborn through age five. According to the program’s authors, its objective is to help parents gain parenting skills, understand children’s behavior, and build self-esteem, communication, and healthy family relationships.
Among the topics to be explored during the program’s seven sessions are:
• how a child’s personality, social skills, belief systems, and lifestyle develop as the child grows from baby to toddler to preschooler
• misbehavior – what it is, and what it is not
• how to recognize the purpose of a child’s misbehavior and deal with it
• why rewards and punishments don’t work – and what does
• how to encourage cooperation, communication, social skills, self-esteem
• ways to handle crying, temper tantrums, toilet training, lying, jealousy, and public misbehavior
Early Childhood STEP is based on the popular parenting program STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). Available in English, Spanish, French, Greek, and Japanese, STEP has been used by more than three million parents of older children. For more information on how to enroll in the Early Childhood STEP group in Delta Junction, contact Christina Poupard at email@example.com.