ERIC Number: ED442538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Keeping Peace at Home: Parenting Skills That Work. Parent & Child Videos. [Videotape].
While conflict is a normal part of family life, there are ways to head off fights before they begin or peaceably resolve those conflicts parents cannot stop. This videotape-based parent workshop program builds from realistic scenarios of parent/child and sibling conflicts to present parents with the tools they need to help change the household environment. The 38-minute videotape, featuring award-winning parenting authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, uses "before" and "after" vignettes to illustrate steps for circumventing or resolving family conflicts. These steps are: (1) respecting feelings by listening and giving feelings a name; (2) managing anger, including avoiding the accusative "you," using self talk, and calming down; (3) communicating, featuring the top 10 ways to provoke conflict and the top 10 ways to engage cooperation, and how to get the facts of a situation before responding; and (4) problem solving--listening, expressing feelings, defining the problem, brainstorming solutions, and evaluating ideas and choosing ones that will work. Problem-solving strategies are shown in the context of a family meeting. The video concludes by noting that no strategy works 100 percent of the time, but that even small changes can make a big difference in the home atmosphere and how parents interact with children. Print materials accompanying the program video include a description of the program and its learning objectives, a script of the video, and reproducible hand-outs for parents and for children to use at home. (Contains 17 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Sibling Relationship, Videotape Recordings, Workshops
Sunburst Communications, 101 Castleton Street, P.O. Box 40, Pleasantville, NY 10570-9807 (37-minute videotape, $89.95). Tel: 800-431-1934 (Toll Free); Tel: 914-747-3310; Fax: 914-747-4109; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.sunburst.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other documents in series, see ED 430 664 and ED 441 578.