Philosophy into Practice
The Purposeful Parenting curriculum focuses on building on the strengths of individual families, with the goal of increasing attachment and reducing family stress. Featured components include child development and emotional intelligence. Nurturing behaviors promote family bonding and meaningful quality time.
The first step is to clarify your family values and parenting approach. Then, parents can identify which areas they feel need improvement. In other words, parents can honestly ask themselves, "What is not working?" We can help you find alternatives to the the things that are making parenting more stressful than it needs to be.
Once priorities are identified, we can develop a plan of action which assists parents in making changes to their behavior in order to model the behaviors they desire in their children. By focusing on ways that parents can increase their consistency and follow-through, family standards can be established and children naturally "get on board." Progress is monitored over a 2-month period, while family members adjust to the changes and work out any kinks, though parents can usually enjoy benefits within a few days.
How It Works
This approach helps you gain a deeper understanding of child development, targeting your expectations and communication to the specific needs of each child. The curriculum empowers parents to rely on personalized scripts and short-cuts, which make it easier to be consistent and "stick to your values." With these skills, you will not be caught off guard again and will be free from many of the the immediate stresses of parenthood, leaving more time to "invest" in your family relationships and think about the things that are really important.
Every technique is viewed through the lens of nurturing, helping families enhance bonding and attachment by mastering emotional intelligence. Our approach to discipline focuses on natural and logical consequences, as well as building routine and ritual into your family life.
Once goals are accomplished, families can choose the next step: creating a new action plan for a desired outcome or participation in follow-up service, where the Parent Educator checks in by phone with parents every 6 months.