We aim to support positive parenting methods. We strive to find a balance between firm and warm parental attitude in communication with children.
„Good Start“ methodology for parents
- Help to acquire conflict resolution problem-solving skills.
- Show parents positive ways of communicating with their children
- Help parents establish friendships with their children.
- Teach children to problem solve
- Provide parents with strategies to deal with aggressive behaviour.
These strategies are based on long-term evidence from research that demonstrates their effectiveness.
The strategies of positive parenting include four main principles:
- Paying positive attention to a child
- Setting the home rules and limits
- Praising positive behaviour and ignoring misbehaviour
- Problem solving
How do we know it works?
Research proves, that:
- Parents who prioritize giving their children attention support the motivation of their children to succeed in school. (Sue Palmer: Detoxing Childhood. 2007)
- The children of parents who frequently play with them are more creative and independent. (R. Bishop: Go out and play, but mean it. 2013; K. R. Ginsburg: The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining a strong parent-child bond. 2007
- Language is key for the development of creativity, as well as for the capacity to think and understand the world around us. Supporting language development in the family is directly related to the academic success of children. (Peter Hobson: The Cradle of Thought: Exploring the Origins of Thinking. 2004)
- Children with parents that give too many commands more often have behavioural problems. Studies show that parental attention expressed by frequent commands and directive language increases the probability of children’s misbehaviour. (M. Gettinger a J. K. Seibert: Contributions of study skills to academic competence. School Psychology Review, 2002, 31 (3), str. 350-365