Parenting Skills

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If you’re a parent, you know that children don’t come with a handbook. There are many challenges that come with helping a person along the road from childhood to adulthood. But while there’s no simple guide, there are many time-tested skills that every parent can benefit from learning.

The KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation has put together a series of articles, each one focused on the 12 parenting skills taught in the Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO). This is a model that KVC uses with its public and private agency partners in Kansas and elsewhere. Join us to learn some very helpful parenting skills!

  1. Giving Good Directions
  2. Emotion Regulation
  3. Encouragement
  4. Active Communication
  5. Problem-Solving
  6. Managing Conflict
  7. Limit Setting
  8. Balancing
  9. Goals
  10. Monitoring/Supervision
  11. School Success
  12. Positive Involvement

These posts are published on the KVC Health Systems blog. You can also learn where to find KVC on social media!