When it comes to seeking advise on “how to make my child behave?” parents are flooded with an overwhelming, disparate, vast volume of information from a variety of sources. Other parents, grandparents, family members, books, TV shows, the web, and social media all contribute to the prodigious amount of conflicting recommendations on the best way to raise a child. The BLT Society would like to create a new model for parents to turn to in seeking guidance on sound child rearing practices. Parenting the Positive Discipline Way could become the new “norm” in our culture.
Parents as teachers in everyday life have a huge responsibility because the impact they have is tremendous. Parents can teach problem solving, impulse control, the healthy expression of all feelings, patience and tolerance. Unfortunately there seems to be increasing numbers of young people with poor coping skills, substance misuse, violent and bullying behaviour, and unhealthy ways of engaging in conflict.
The BLT would like to go into three cities in BC (Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson) and train 12 parent educators in each community. Then the BLT would, support two newly trained parent educators in offering a seven-week parent class in their community.