The Parenting With Dignity curriculum presents effective techniques for raising responsible, independent children. PWD teaches parents and caregivers to rethink their approach to discipline, punishment and empowerment. PWD advocates permitting children make some of their own decisions, and to experience the consequences early on, so that they can act responsibly when alone, and become more independent when they grow older. Fundamental to the Parenting with Dignity curriculum is a focus on developing parenting skills that help to address many of the child abuse causes perpetrated by inexperienced and unprepared parents.
PHOTO: Mac Bledsoe, father of former Patriots Player Drew Bledsoe, speaks to staff members at the Darmouth House of Correction. A career schoolteacher and coach of 31 years, Mr. Bledsoe has the gift of communicating with both parents and young people. He is the founder of "Parenting with Dignity," an program that promotes good parenting skills across the country.
Parents Raising Safe Kids
Parents Raising Safe Kids is a curriculum that is designed to help families and caregivers from all types of backgrounds raise children without violence by learning:
1. Basic information on child development
2. About risk factors for violence and its consequences
3. Protective factors and skills for effective parenting, such as anger management, peaceful conflict resolution, discipline, and media violence education.