it introduces parents to the specific skills their teenagers are developing
in the student course that enable adolescents to demonstrate the following
Second, the program helps parents develop specific techniques they can
use at home to support and facilitate their teenagers' development of the
four skills described above.
To claim self-esteem
To act responsibly
To relate effectively
To solve problems and set goals
Third, parents themselves gain an understanding of how they can achieve
greater success in their own lives as they personally apply the principles
introduced and begin to enhance their own skills in the areas of self-esteem,
responsibility, relating effectively, and problem-solving/goal-setting.
Although originally designed to be taught in conjunction with the
and Personal and Social Responsibility curricula, the Parent Program
is also being taught as a "stand alone" course.
the Difference Together is a Not-for-Profit, charitable organization
providing personal enrichment and effective parenting education using the
Parent Program from the
Personal and Social Responsibility
curriculum. Over 2,500 parents have completed the course since 1992.
Words of Caring is a newsletter published by a graduate
of the Parent Seminar taught by Larry
Evans at Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) in Harrisburg, PA.
Recently one of the parent graduates decided to build a web page devoted
to the concept of Affective Skills. You can visit the web site by
here. For a copy of their latest newsletter, click