Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely

The Parenting Wisely Program teaches parents of children and adolescents important parenting skills that prevent or reverse the development of serious problems such as: delinquency, academic failure, truancy, substance abuse, violence, irresponsible and reckless behavior, chronic family conflict, and depression.

What To Expect

The Parenting Wisely Program increases parent-child communications, confidence and disciplinary skills, strengthening the parent's ability to help their child as they struggle through daily issues.

What To Expect Details

The skills that are focused on in this program are critical to helping children and adolescents avoid delinquency and substance abuse and also to improving common family problems. The program is based upon the Functional Family Therapy model and social cognitive psychology. Problems depicted and explanations of effective solutions are presented within a family systems context, emphasizing the interrelatedness of family members’ thoughts and behaviors.

What Is Parenting Wisely

This program was developed at Ohio University to be used as an alternative to or a compliment of family interventions.

What Is Parenting Wisely Details

The program reduces or eliminates many of the barriers that keep at risk families from receiving good family interventions. There are two different ways in which the program is delivered: A more conventional use in a group parenting education class; and as an interactive, self-sustaining parent education program where the parents can use the program independently, at their own pace.

Program Sponsors

ADM Board
United Way
Joint Commission