ERIC Number: ED116068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
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Systematic Training in Effective Parenting [STEP].
Dinkmeyer, Don; McKay, Gary D.
The STEP course is an educational program for parents which teaches them the ideas and skills they need for raising responsible children and feeling more adequate and satisfied as parents. The authors have developed a package of materials designed for nine training sessions. Each session provides an opportunity to: (1) discuss specific activity assignments which involve the application of the ideas with one's own children, (2) discuss readings presented in the book accompanying the course, (3) listen to a brief professional lecture by the authors, (4) paricipate in skill building exercises, and (5) consider general problem situations as well as the application of these ideas to one's own concerns. The purpose of STEP is to help: (1) develop understanding of a practical theory of human behavior; (2) learn new procedures for developing more effective relationships with your children; (3) improve communication between parents and children through developing skills for listening, resolving conflicts with children; (4) develop skills in using encouragement, logical consequences and other active oriented procedures; and (5) develop more self-confidence in one's ideas about children and one's abilities as a parent. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Educational Resources, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Publications, Resource Materials, Skill Development
Kit available from American Guidance Service, Circle Pines, Minnesota 55014
Publication Type: Guides - General
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