ERIC Number: ED423482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Parenting: Positive Support for Families. Position Statement.
National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.
Raising self-disciplined children is one challenge among many facing parents in American society today. Parents have little or no training in effective parenting, and they are often removed from extended families that have in the past been available to provide support and relief from the stress of child rearing. Discipline is often viewed as punishment that may lead parents to equate more discipline with harsher punishments. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) believes that the following parenting practices help prevent development of behavior problems in children: developing a trusting relationship, developing appropriate expectations, setting limits, and offering praise. The NASP urges school psychologists to promote the development of effective discipline practices through the following interventions: early intervention programs, school-wide programs to encourage effective discipline, consultation to parents, and parent education classes. The NASP encourages school psychologists and other professionals working with children and families to help parents develop effective discipline practices that are positive, safe, and instructive. School psychologists can help parents by supporting, developing, and implementing school and community programs that build healthy parent-child relationships and strengthen the home to enable children to become caring and responsible members of society. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline, Elementary Education, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, School Psychologists
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.