Parenting Classes Provided by Appoquinimink School District School Counselors
ASD Parenting Classes • Classes are typically offered in the fall and spring • Taught by school counselors • 2 Programs: • STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting • Love & Logic • Typical participation is 10 parents/guardians
ASD Parenting Classes • 6 sessions – run for 2 hours each session • Babysitting is provided • Snacks • All materials are provided • Pre & Post Survey
STEP: Program Basics • Teaches how to communicate effectively with children. • Teaches goals of misbehavior and how to foster positive goals. • Teaches how to gain cooperation from children. • Teaches how to use encouragement and to discipline with firmness and kindness.
Love & Logic: Program Basics • Teaches responsibility through natural consequences. • Offers choices to give control • Teaches peaceful problem solving • Teaches how to eliminate arguing
Great ideas to try and lots of opportunities for discussion about specific situations.
Instead of nagging during the morning, getting ready for school. I just said “Here is 15 minutes to get ready and then you go to school as is.” It worked!
I like the fact that I don’t have to respond right away to an incident – I can say “I will respond to this later.”
I learned to allow my child to think for himself and find a solution to his own problem.
The class discussion was extremely valuable as was the instructor’s knowledge.
Excellent instruction on how to positively and effectively re-tool my interactions with my children
Show empathy and stay calm. I have seen that if I stay calm, my children are more apt to stay calm.