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STEP Course

Do you want to improve interactions with your teen? Ever wondered how to avoid power struggles? Do you struggle with establishing effective and meaningful discipline strategies in your household? 

Back by popular demand, counselors Dr. Meredith A. Miller and Jenniffer Kapp will be teaching their Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) course.

Classes will be offered on Thursday nights starting 1/30/14 and ending 3/6/14 from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM. The cost of the program is $120 per family and includes a workbook for you to keep. Spaces are limited.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) is the most widely researched and implemented parenting program in the United States. Based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, STEP trains parents on improving the effectiveness of interactions with their children. The first STEP group was held in America in 1976 and has since then enjoyed widespread popularity in schools, hospitals and clinics and organizations offering assistance to parents and educators. This program is systematic in that each successive week includes strategies and skills that are built upon learning from previous weeks.

The course is designed to teach participants about themselves and how to improve their relationships with children, family members, coworkers, strangers, everyone – guaranteed! Learn valuable lessons including: two essential directives for parenting; what style of parenting you have adopted – and how it could be hindering the relationships you have with your children; why praising rather than encouraging your child may send the wrong message; and why discipline is more effective than punishment.

To reserve your spot in the course, please complete the form below. Submission of this form indicates your commitment to enrolling in Systematic Training for Effective Parenting and permission to charge your child's FACTS account if he/she is a current St. Pius X student.  If your child is not a current St. Pius X student, please indicate such in the Questions/Comments text box, and we will contact you with payment instructions.  Please note any inquiries about logistics of the course in the Questions/Comments text box, and we will respond prior to charging the FACTS account.

[Registration for the STEP Spring 2014 course is closed]