The frustrations of raising a child can lead parents to discipline by shouting, shaking, or spanking, behavior that all too often escalates into abuse. This award-winning, bestselling series shows parents a different way.
Using real-life scenarios, this program contrasts harmful, reactionary parenting with more effective, positive-parenting techniques that are proven to be healthier for kids. Parents will be able to put these new skills into practice and bring harmony into their homes.
Volume 1: Babies (Birth to 1) – Parents will learn: understanding and meeting baby’s needs, anger management, interacting with baby, enjoying baby’s uniqueness, babyproofing, distraction, consistency, and more. Viewing time: 25 minutes. Topics covered include:
- Responding to Crying
- Redirecting Baby’s Curiosity
- Connecting to Baby
Volume 2: Toddlers (Ages 1 and 2) – Parents will learn: prevention, setting and practicing limits, using positive statements, redirection, offering choices, letting child help, creating cooling off periods, and more. Viewing time: 24 minutes. Topics covered include:
- Setting Safe Limits
- Easing Mealtime Struggles
- Handling Biting
Volume 3: Preschoolers (Ages 3 to 5) – Parents will learn: creating routines, giving transition time, using motivation, correct use of time outs, setting limits and rewards, reinforcing appropriate behavior, and more. Viewing time: 27 minutes. Topics covered include:
- Easing Bedtime Battles
- Responding to Aggression
- Dealing with Defiance
After showing the negative effects of physical punishment and emotional abuse, each program concludes by motivating parents to take a simple No Spanking Pledge. This pledge requires parents to make a conscious effort to use positive discipline, which can reduce child abuse injuries due to excessive discipline.
Available in English or Spanish. The English version is closed-captioned. Suitable for ages 13-adults. Includes facilitator’s guide and handouts. 2004. Can purchase each separately for $124.95; $299.85 for the complete set. Please see the Product Options box above when ordering.