Parenting Education Curriculum Yields Positive Outcomes
In a research study by ChildTrends, Conscious Discipline’s parenting education curriculum was found to improve parenting knowledge and skills, increase parents’ ability to manage their own emotions and respond to children’s challenging behaviors, and improve emotional management and behavior in children.
Parent Education Curriculum Results Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
The peer- reviewed Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning (JRIT&L) has published a Child Trends study describing changes in parental attitudes and behaviors following participation in Conscious Discipline’s Parent Education Curriculum at four Head Start Programs.
A Researched-Based Curriculum that Meets the Criteria Established by the Office of Head Start (OHS)
Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Jill Molli and Head Start Director Sue Dierks respond to questions about the new Parent Education Curriculum and address how Conscious Discipline meets the new standards defined by the National Head Start Association.
More about the Parent Education Curriculum
Conscious Discipline is not just for teachers. Learn how to increase connection, self-regulation and positive behavior management in your home, resulting in a happier and healthier home environment. For childcare centers, our Parenting Education Curriculum strengthens the school-home connection by enabling you to share Conscious Discipline skills with parents.
Conscious Discipline’s Parent Education Curriculum Designated Research-Based
February 2020 – The Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum (CD PEC) has been designated “research-based” by a team of independent reviewers. Since 2017, The Office of Head Start (OHS) has required Head Start programs to offer a parent curriculum. OHS provides requirements and regulations for parent curricula. The new designation is listed in the Office of Head Start’s Parenting Curricula Database. With the research-based designation, Conscious Discipline’s Parent Education Curriculum fulfills the criteria outlined by OHS.
Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum Results Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
Summary of Parent Education Curriculum
Conscious Discipline Improves SEL, School Climate, Readiness and Pro-Social Behavior
A Conscious Approach to Self-Regulation: Knox County Head Start and the Conscious Discipline Program
Knox County Head Start, Inc. 2016
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What Others Are Saying
“A parent came in and said, ‘I’m just coming in to check on him because I don’t want anybody babying him and letting him get away with behaviors just because his mom passed away.’ So I shared experiences with him about how his child has not only learned to handle upset for himself, but is using his skills to help other children in the classroom too. Then I asked, ‘So tell me, how long do you think those skills are gonna last?’ And he goes, ‘He can use those the rest of his life.’ I go, ‘Exactly. And I appreciate your concerns, but it’s okay that he has these feelings, it’s good that he identifies with them, and then we can teach him how to handle that.’ Then he got it.”
Trainer Child Trends Study
” Conscious Discipline training has helped our Head Start parents see discipline as teachable moments instead of punishment. Parents praise Conscious Discipline for teaching them how to gain composure and parent in more helpful ways.”
Christine Jeffers Family Advocate
“I would recommend it to everybody that has to deal with children… I mean everybody. Grandpas, grandmas, parents, aunts, whoever, if you’re gonna have to deal with children, you ought to sit down and listen to some of this. It will change your attitude.”
Parent Child Trends Study
“With Conscious Discipline we’ve seen growth in social-emotional skills for parents, students and teachers. Conscious Discipline is an essential tool for creating a safe preschool environment and more connected, empathic classrooms.”
Delana Leubkemann Head Start Site Supervisor / Teacher
“Sometimes you can just keep counting or you just need to take deep breaths. This kind of reminded me of a pregnancy Lamaze class. When you’re around a stressful situation you can handle it better when you’re calm because you can’t handle everybody else and take care of everybody else unless you can take care of yourself first.”
Parent Child Trends Study
“The Family Conservancy has used the Conscious Discipline parent curriculum to inform parent education events at early childhood education centers across the Kansas City Metro area since it was released in 2017. The curriculum offers an accessible path into Conscious Discipline and has been invaluable in helping us focus on sharing the strategies parents will find most helpful. We have consistently met our goal of increasing positive parenting skills, and have received nothing but positive feedback at all of our classes. It is our hope that parents will seek to continue their own CD journey and that we provide continuity between classroom and home. “
Deborah Bowman, Early Childhood Mental Health Manager The Family Conservancy
“Conscious Discipline applies to a cross-section of Head Start services, which makes it a natural fit with the Head Start Program Performance Standards. The research-based design creates a natural, consistent approach that meets the needs of every child and parent in our program, and what is taught in the classroom easily translates to the home environment. We haven’t had a single behavior referrals since 2008 and that is directly attributable to Conscious Discipline.”
Sue Dirks Head Start Director
“Conscious Discipline has truly changed the atmosphere in my classroom. It’s taught me effective ways to support children through their upsets and helped me teach kids how to handle their own upsets. Conscious Discipline is a wonderful gift that serves children well throughout their whole live.”
Ragena Danbury Head Start Site Supervisor / Teacher