Lesson 6 of 7 - Learn how to parent effectively


Links to Articles
 and worksheets

By Peter Gerlach, MSW

Member NSRC Experts Council

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The Web address of this page is https://sfhelp.org/parent/links6.htm

Updated 04-06-2015

      This is the hyperlink index to articles and worksheets in Lesson 6 of the online Break-the-Cycle self-improvement course. The range and scope of major social problems suggests that average parents are failing in preparing kids to live independently. Successfully implementing the concepts in this lesson depends on your integrating and practicing the ideas in lessons 1 thru 5

      Lesson 6 offers a structured way to learn and use these educational materials. Use this index as a quick way to locate articles on particular parenting topics. See the link-indexes for lesson 4 (relationships) and lesson 5 (healthy families) for related resources.

     These Lesson-6 resources are for (a) biological, foster, and adoptive parents, grandparents, and their supporters. and (b) adults in separated and divorcing families. Resources for stepfamily co-parents are in lesson 7.

      This YouTube video overviews Lesson 6. It mentions eight  lessons in this self-improvement course - I've reduced that to seven,

      Clicking links below will open a full window or an informational popup, so please turn off your browser's popup blocker or allow popups from this nonprofit, ad-free Web site. Also see YouTube playlist 6 on the "Gerlach" channel. Many of the articles in  this index contain embedded videos from this playlist.

  Articles and Worksheets about Effective Parenting

_  6-1)  A self-assessment quiz on effective parenting. How much do you know?

_  6-2)  What's an effective parent? (Why most parents are failing)

_  6-3)  Q&A on effective parenting

_  6-4)  A worksheet to help couples make wise child-conception or adoption decisions.

_  6-5)  Minor kids' normal developmental needs.

_  6-6)  Ways to assess your child's current needs

_  6-7) Behavioral traits of a psychologically-wounded child.

_  6-8)  Checklist:  Basic long-term parenting goals

_  6-9)  Checklist:  Personality traits of effective parents.

_  6-10)  A memo from your child. See the world thru their eyes...

_  6-11) Worksheet  our current parenting values

_  6-12)  Perspective on parental neglect

_  6-13)  Guidelines for effective communication with kids and teens

_  6-14)  Effective child-discipline guidelines

_  6-15)  Worksheet Discover your child-discipline values

_  6-16)  Parenting teens effectively. (another Web site)

_  6-17)  a research summary that validates this Lesson (and site), and may describe your child(ren).

_  6-18)   a research summary suggesting many U.S. parents lack basic "baby knowledge."

_  6-19)  Options for nurturing a "problem child."

_  6-20)  Reprint: "How Not to Raise a Bully - the Early Roots of Empathy"

_  6-21)  Options if your child is addicted to something

6-22)  Help your kids manage their shame and guilts effectively

6-23)  Is your family's religion or spirituality nourishing or toxic?

6-24)  Are your child's school, day-care center, and/or church high-nurturance organizations?

__ 6-25)  Suggestions for foster and adoptive parents

__ 6-26)  selected research summaries about parenting 

   Resources for Divorcing Parents

__  6-27)  Resource: Link index of Lesson-4 articles and worksheets on relationships, divorce, and ex mates.

__  6-28)  Resource: Q&A about divorce and divorce recovery

__  6-29)  Q&A about effective co-parenting in divorcing families and stepfamilies

__  6-30)  Parenting children of divorce

__  6-31)  Checklist: Requisites for effective custody arrangements

__  6-32)  Perspective on successful child-visitations

__  6-33)  Options for resolving child-relocation disputes

__  6-34)  Manage a child changing homes successfully

__  6-35)  Avoid conflicts over parenting agreements

__  6-36)  Understanding and coping with Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

      See the lesson-7 link index for stepfamily-parenting resources.


      This page provides links to Web articles and resources to assist you in mastering lesson 6 in this non-profit Web site - learn to practice effective (high nurturance) parenting. This acquired skill is the crux of breaking the lethal [wounds + unawareness] cycle, To use these resources effectively, finish online lessons 1-5.

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