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1,2,3,4 Parents!, a program for parents of young children

Note: This program was revised and updated in 2017 under the new title Active Parenting: First Five Years. Books for the 1996 edition, 1,2,3,4 Parents!, will be available while supplies last.

 

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1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! teaches stages of development and more… Created by Active Parenting Publishers and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! is a multicultural video and discussion program for parents of children in the 1- to 4-year-old age group. Written by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., Betsy Gard, Ph.D., and Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D., this program addresses basic parenting skills and is perfect for the new parent.

How does the program work?
The 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! program is divided into three 90-minute sessions and is recommended for groups of 10 to 20 parents. The Leader’s Guide included in the Program Kit version tells you when to play the video portions and when to stop for discussion. The easy-to-read Parent’s Workbook offers examples, charts and worksheets so parents can practice their new skills at home!

 "...this warm-hearted video package keeps focused on the sheer joy of being close to a wee one... gives ideas for protecting and teaching them..."
-Parent's Guide to Children's Media
(Referring to the Video Library format of this program)


Here’s what you'll be teaching:  
Session I:   Session II:   Session III:
  • Getting acquainted
  • Parenting: A special job
  • The ages and stages of development
  • How will you parent?
  • Building the bond between your child and you
  • Activities to try at home
 
  • Share and tell
  • How to use non-violent discipline skills
  • Tips on avoiding accidents and problems
  • The “A-C-T” of parenting
  • About rules
 
  • Choices and consequences
  • The power of encouragement
  • Caring for the caregiver

Note: This program was revised and updated in 2017 under the new title Active Parenting: First Five Years. Books for the 1996 edition, 1,2,3,4 Parents!, will be available while supplies last.