Parents want their children to be confident, to be respectful, and to make healthy choices. Parents and those in a parenting role can grow these important skills in their children and address common parenting issues like establishing routines, listening, and chores by using the parenting process described in this podcast. This parenting process is a way of interacting with your child that creates an environment for learning. The parenting process laid out in this podcast equips you with a step-by-step process for dealing with simple and challenging parenting issues, and it allows you to purposefully develop social and emotional skills in your child so that your child is able to manage their emotions and make healthy decisions. Using this parenting process is a way to intentionally grow these important life skills in your child.
The parenting process includes five steps that parents and those in a parenting role can use with their child at every age: Get Input, Teach, Practice, Support, and Recognize. You can begin slowly by choosing one issue or task on which to practice using this process. For many, using the parenting process is a new way of interacting. Be patient with yourself and keep practicing. This way of interacting with your child takes practice. It is through practice that skills are learned and strengthened.
ParentingMontana.org provides parents and those in a parenting role with a process and tools to raise their children to be confident, respectful, and to make healthy choices. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University to promote healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development through ParentingMontana.org and the resources available to you like this podcast. The parenting process will help you interact with your child, teach them skills, allow them to practice, support their learning, and recognize their effort. And most importantly, you will intentionally build a positive relationship with your child.