This video-based program is perfect for new parents and early childhood staff training. It addresses basic parenting skills, including non-violent discipline techniques that really work. Created by Active Parenting Canada and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

It’s easy to lead this interactive video and discussion program!

The 1,2,3,4 Parents! program is designed for groups of 10 to 20 parents. We recommend holding 3 sessions lasting 90 minutes each, but the format is flexible. The Leader’s Guide, included in the program kit, tells you when to play the video 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. It is also great for daycare staff development programs.

In three 90-minute sessions, parents will learn:

Session I: You & Your Child

  • 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

Session II: Preventing Problems

  • Share and tell
  • How to use non-violent discipline skills
  • Tips on avoiding accidents and problems
  • The “A-C-T” of parenting
  • About rules

Session III: Encouraging Positive Behavior

  • Choices and consequences
  • The power of encouragement
  • Caring for the caregiver