Parenting Wisely

PARENTING WISELY is a set of interactive, computer-based training programs for parents of children ages 3-18 years. Based on social learning, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems theories, the programs aim to increase parental communication and disciplinary skills. Parents use this self-instructional program or online format. Users view a video enactment of a typical family struggle and then choose from a list of solutions representing different levels of effectiveness, each of which is portrayed and critiqued through interactive questions and answers. Sessions can be completed in 2 to 3 hours. Parents also receive workbooks containing program content and exercises to promote skill building and practice parenting wisely.