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Investing in Parents

$450.00 (incl GST)

The evidence is clear to see. Parent education has a positive impact on parent stress, parent effectiveness and directly impacts children’s achievement and wellbeing.

As such, schools have an important role to play in connecting their parent community to the vast literature on effective parenting through offering regular talks and workshops on different parenting practices.

Investing in Parents is written for those professionals (e.g. school administrators, teachers, mental health practitioners) who have responsibility for strengthening school-home links including increasing parent engagement and involvement in their children’s education.

The topics and content covered in Investing in Parents fall into three categories: positive parents, effective parents, and positive children. The content included in each parent session is based on an extensive study of what international research in the fields of parenting, child development and related fields has discovered about ways that parents socialise and influence their achievement and wellbeing

Positive Parents

The first sessions have a focus on parents, their goals and aspirations, the importance of their self efficacy, parenting styles and their effects on children as well as how to manage stress and be resilient.

  • Session 1 - Parenting today: what do you want for your children?
  • Session 2 - The parenting style that matters most: ‘Authoritative’
  • Session 3 - Avoid common mistakes that parents can make (ineffective parenting)
  • Session 4 - Parent stress management and resilience

Effective Parents

The following sessions deal with different parenting practices related to parent-child relationships and communication, different ways parents can become involved with their children’s education, how parents can understand and cater for their children’s developing interests and different ways they can motivate their children.

  • Session 5 - Develop positive relationships with your children
  • Session 6 - Be involved in your children's education
  • Part A: Show interest
  • Part B: Manage homework
  • Part C: Tutor your child
  • Part D: Steps to take if your child underachieves
  • Session 7 - Provide children responsibility and involve them in decision making
  • Session 8 - Provide activities that accommodate children's interests
  • Session 9 - How to motivate your children

Positive Children

The final sessions deal with how parents can teach their children social-emotional learning skills and develop character through teaching values and strengths.

  • Session 10 - Children's social-emotional learning at home
  • Part A: Positive Mindset for Achievement (Confidence, Persistence, Organisation)
  • Part B: Social skills to Get Along
  • Part C: Resilience
  • Session 11 - Character education at home: values and strengths
  • Part A: Values of good character
  • Part B: Character strengths
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