Positive parenting begins by creating an emotionally healthy environment for children to grow, filled with love, guidance, and respect. Join leading adolescence and parenting expert Laurence Steinberg, PhD, in an examination of the ten basic principles of good parenting. Parents share their personal experiences of raising their children while Dr. Steinberg delves into the important role parents play in shaping emotionally healthy children throughout the span of childhood.
Run time: 38 minutes
Audience: Grade 6 - Adult
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"...Drawing from his well-received 2004 book The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting, this guidance program features author Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., who presents an overview of good-sense childrearing approaches with different types of parents (including couples and single mothers and fathers), along the way exploring topics from real-world perspectives. For some, these principles (such as “You Cannot Be Too Loving” or “Help Foster Your Child’s Independence”) will be a confirmation of their own thinking, but might be a challenge to others. Many of the moms and dads interviewed here share how their own parenting behavior (in observing Steinberg’s tenets) differs from how they were raised (some found it difficult to break from the familiar, but others experienced a liberating victory). Particularly noteworthy segments include “What You Do Matters” (pointing out that, from an early age, kids observe caregivers’ actions, which often speak much more loudly than words) and “Be Consistent” and “Explain Your Rules and Decisions,” designed to build youngsters’ integrity and confidence as they develop. Sure to benefit new parents or those struggling with how to handle certain developmental stages, this is highly recommended."
– Video Librarian, July 2014
"…An educational DVD accessible to viewers of all ages, Parenting Principles discusses the ten basic precepts of good parenting. Adolescent and parenting expert Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. teaches viewers about the crucially important role that parents play in shaping the next generation. Personal anecdotes from individual parents round out this excellent and welcome resource for both public and school DVD libraries. Printable teaching materials are available online at www.learningzonexpress.com/worksheets as well. 38 min, closed-captioned."
– The Midwest Book Review, March 2014