You are reading this because you love your child. However, we also know that parenting can be tough!  Learning new parenting techniques can improve your relationship with your child and bring peace and harmony to your family.

VIVA Counseling can help you become a more effective parent. I have been conducting parenting education programs for seven years and have seen these programs make great impacts in many families. Call for further information regarding groups or parenting education on an individual basis.

Active Parenting Programs Offered: 

Active Parenting NOW– A  six week parenting program for parents of children ages 5-12. The AP NOW program uses interactive videos and activities along with a parent’s guide to help parents build a stronger relationship with their child, learn to communicate effectively, use non-violent discipline techniques, teach responsibility and important values, and much more!

Active Parenting of Teens – A six week parenting program for parents of tweens and teens (12-17 yrs. of age). The AP of Teens program is also an interactive program that enables parents to participate in video activities, and practice assignments in the parent’s guide. You’ll learn about brain development, how to open up the lines of communication, encourage cooperation and responsibility, and discipline effectively. You’ll learn 10 strategies for preventing problems relating to drugs, alcohol, violence and teen sexuality.

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies – You can create harmony and stability in your stepfamily while raising responsible, courageous children. AP for Stepfamilies, a video and discussion program by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin & stepfamily expert Elizabeth Einstein, will show you how. In six sessions packed with activities, discussion, real-world examples, and feedback, you’ll learn a proven approach to parenting that will bring happiness and harmony into your home. You’ll also learn indispensable techniques and insights for overcoming obstacles and achieving stepfamily success. You’ll leave each session energized and motivated to make positive and realistic changes in your own stepfamily’s daily life.

Triple P -Positive Parenting Programs Offered:

Primary Care Triple P  – For parents with a child with mild behavioral difficulties. Approximately four individual consultations. Uses tip sheets and Positive Parenting Booklet to reinforce strategies. For parents of children 5 to 12 years.

Standard Triple P/Standard Teen Triple P  – For parents who need intensive support. Individual counseling delivered over ten (1 hour) sessions. Uses a Triple P DVD and parent workbook.