Continuing the tradition of Gerald Patterson’s classic best-seller Living with Children, the Everyday Parenting program can be used for guiding individual family therapy, leading parent groups, and training counselors to work collaboratively with parents. This session-based approach is divided into three areas of skills based on the concept of mindful parenting: supporting positive behavior, setting healthy limits, and building family relationships by helping parents change interaction patterns that occur daily in families and relationships.
The Everyday Parenting curriculum is an adaption of the social learning approach to parent training and family therapy and is based on an intervention model developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center. The curriculum emphasizes ways to support changes in families’ social interaction patterns to help reduce problem behavior in children and adolescents.
An accompanying CD contains printable forms and handouts in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view and print).
Overview: Everyday Parenting Curriculum
Positive Behavior Support: Parent Requests and Child Cooperation
Positive Behavior Support: Parent Praise for Positive Behavior
Behavior-Change Plans: Instruction and Incentives
Behavior-Change Plans: Reviewing, Revising, and Reducing Barriers to Change
Monitoring Daily Activities: Daily Structure and Listening
SANE Guidelines for Limit Setting: Identifying Consequences and Monitoring Questions
Proactive Limit-Setting Plan: Giving Consequences and Ignoring Mild Problem Behavior
Limit-Setting Challenges and Emotion Regulation
Improving Family Relationships with Negotiation
Choosing Solutions to Family Problems
Proactive Parenting and Planning: Positive Routines That Reduce Stress
Shared Family Routines: Communication Skills That Promote Engagement and Enjoyment
Appendix: Child and Family Feedback Form
About the Authors
About the Authors
Thomas J. Dishion is a professor of psychology at Arizona State University and a research scientist at the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on the role of parenting in the development of adjustment problems in children, as well as on the development of interventions for families and children, such as the Family Check-Up.
Elizabeth A. Stormshak is a professor in counseling psychology in the College of Education at the University of Oregon and director of the Child and Family Center. Her primary research focus is on the prevention of problem behavior in early and middle childhood, including substance abuse, conduct problems, and academic failure.
Kathryn A. Kavanagh is at the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. For the past 30 years, she has been engaged in the study of family processes related to healthy outcomes for children and adolescents and in developing effective intervention programs from those findings.