ERIC Number: ED453960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The 7 Habits of Peaceful Parents: A Facilitator's Manual [and] The Peaceful Parenting Handbook.
Cress, Joseph; Lonning, Elizabeth; Berlowe, Burt
Based on the view that as parents and families explore the meaning of peace, they can create safe and harmonious homes in which all members can grow to the fullest and begin to combat violent tendencies in the larger culture, peaceful parenting evolved as a way to help parents become familiar with basic skills and to use them within their own families. These materials are intended to help parents develop both skills and self-confidence to meet the needs of their children. The training manual for facilitators is designed to help parent educators assist parents in expanding their discipline options and child development skills, manage anger, enhance family relationships, and attain the ultimate goal of raising peaceful children. Part 1 of the facilitator's manual discusses the concept of peaceful parenting, describes how to use the manual, and provides tips for preparing for parent education meetings. Part 2 presents guidelines for presenting seven workshops, each one devoted to a particular habit of peaceful parents: (1) managing your emotions; (2) resolving conflicts peacefully; (3) parenting your own way; (4) communicating openly; (5) nurturing your child's self-esteem; (6) spending quality time with your children; and (7) disciplining in a consistent manner. Each workshop includes information on the purpose, what parents will learn, background information for the facilitator, the session plan, instructions for exercises, a conclusion, tips for facilitators, and a materials list. The manual concludes with information on evaluating the peaceful parenting program. Appended are handouts for parents. The accompanying handbook for parents focuses on discipline strategies to help parents address childhood behavior problems in a peaceful way before they get out of hand. Following introductory remarks, the chapters are: (1) "Patterns of Daily Living"; (2) "Interpersonal Relationship Problems," including sibling problems, attention seeking, and aggression; (3) "Minding and Cooperation," including general compliance and responsibility; (4) "Bad Habits," including thumb sucking, lying, swearing, and temper tantrums; (5) "Emotional Problems," including fears and phobias, sadness, overdependency, and eating disturbances; (6) "Problems of Immaturity," including bedwetting, misuse of money, overly active or inattentive behavior, and manipulative crying; and (7) "School-Related Problems," including underachievement and truancy. (KB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Compliance (Psychology), Emotional Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Parents, Peer Relationship, Student Adjustment
Resource Publications, Inc., 160 East Virginia Street, #290, San Jose, CA 95112-5876 (Manual: ISBN-0-89390-517-7, $51.95; Handbook: ISBN-0-89390-513-5, $18.95). Tel: 408-286-8505; Fax: 408-287-8748.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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