The Incredible Years® Series
Intervention Programs for Parents of School Age Children
Our parenting programs are delivered to groups of parents/caregivers according to their child’s age group: babies (0-12 months), toddlers (1-3 years), preschoolers (3-6 years), and school age (6-12 years).
Check out the early intervention parenting programs we offer for parents and caregivers of school-age children below.
Training workshops to equip group leaders with the skills needed to deliver the programs are purchased separately from the program sets below.
Attentive Parenting Program
The Attentive Parenting® program is a “universal” parenting program. It can be offered to ALL parents to promote their children’s emotional regulation, social competence, problem solving, reading and school readiness.
This is not a program for children with significant behavior or developmental problems or family mental health difficulties, although it may be used as a supplement to the Basic programs or for follow up booster sessions.
School Readiness Program
The School Readiness program is a parenting program designed to promote preschool children’s school readiness. The objectives are to improve children’s school readiness by enhancing their language, reading, and social skills.
School Age Parenting Program (Basic)
The School Age Parenting Program (Basic) strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development.
Parents learn how to:
- Monitor children after school
- Set rules regarding TV, computer, and drug use
- Support children’s homework
- Partner with teachers so that they can promote children’s academic, social, and emotional skills
Advanced Parenting Program
*This program is for parents who have already completed one of our basic parenting programs
The Advanced Parenting Program builds on the Preschool and School Age Parenting Programs (Basic) by focusing on parents’ interpersonal issues such as:
- Effective communication and problem solving skills
- Anger and depression management
- Ways to give and get support
- Family meetings
Home Visiting Coach Model
The Incredible Years® offers a Home Visiting Coach protocol for Baby, Toddler, Preschool, and School Age Basic Parent Programs. The Home Visiting Coach model can be used in conjunction with the group-based model, or the entire curriculum can be delivered with individual families entirely in the homes. Our Home Coaching manuals help facilitators tailor the content of the programs for individual delivery in the homes. To implement in the home, facilitators need the full program curriculum kit, plus the supplemental manual for home coaching.