Children's Consortium
1010 James Street
Syracuse, New York 13203

Phone: (315) 471-8331
Fax: (315) 475-2622

 

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For Parents

Nurturing Parenting Program

Magic BusLearn ways to enrich your child's development and put him or her on the path to life-long success! The classes are designed to help learn parenting skills and techniques in a supportive environment with other parents. Each session will last about 60 minutes. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions. A description of the following classes are below:

  • Description and orientation: Group-based program format and requirements; introduction, hopes and fears, review of Nurturing Parenting Program; nurturing as a lifestyle: For ourselves and others, personality traits, nurturing/abusive parenting scale.
  • Child Development: Brain development after birth-4 critical areas; what to expect as your child grows, having appropriate expectations.
  • Developing empathy in your child: Six areas of need; behaviors indicate needs; meeting your needs; creating a positive foundation; Developing Empathy in Children: The importance, how to, ways to model; "Babies can't be spoiled!"
  • Understanding stress: Good and bad stress; recognizing when you are stressed; ways to handle stress (especially related to having a baby)
  • Building the bond: Forming the parent-child bond, attunement; infant massage; developmental activities; importance of early literacy; "Five Gifts to Baby".
  • Discipline strategies as your child grows: Babies are never disciplined!; setting expectations that are developmentally appropriate; punishment alternatives to spanking; using rewards and positive reinforcement (five types of rewards).

 

Director of Education, Kathy McDonald, will be conducting the classes. For parents of children five and younger. Free of cost. For more information, please call (315) 471-8331, ext. 205, or by email: kmcdonald@childrensconsortium.org.

*Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a $25 grocery store gift card, parenting certificate and other incentives!