Happens at an Effective Parenting Support Group?
Effective Parenting Support Groups use the Four
Goals of Effective
Parenting to solve parenting problems:
- Be Practical
- Focus on the Heart
- Be Biblical
- Look for Adult Solutions to Children's
For more about these Four
All group meetings must contain:
- Teaching. Either using Effective
Parenting materials, other good parenting resources,
or just the Bible, present or discuss principles
that make families work well.
- Sharing. Allow people to share
their own particular needs and receive suggestions
that conform with the Effective Parenting goals.
This is a time for personal encouragement and prayer.
A Suggested Way to Start
If you would like more assistance consider
one of our three video
programs that come complete with
If you would like more assistance, check out the suggested
10-week introductory course using the book, "Say
Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes,
In You and Your Kids," by Dr. Scott Turansky
and Joanne Miller or the 13-session video
series by the same title.
A full description of what a first and subsequent
sessions might look like is presented in the Effective
Parenting Support Group Leader's Guide. Continuing
to use Effective Parenting resources will keep you
going for over seven months. You will also, no doubt,
discover other good parenting resources to help you