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and founder of Parenting With Dignity, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.
PWD has been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC's 20/20,
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parents how to instill a sense of responsible decision making
in their kids. This is a positive
approach to parenting that is simple, easily understood,
applicable in any situation, and incredibly intuitive.
Learn how to foster happy, self-directed children with a strong value structure and a sense of accountability for their actions. Discover how to teach your children to act appropriately in different situations, and to be confident in their self worth because they know they have the unconditional love of their parents and belief in themselves.
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PWD is a whole lot more
than just parenting books and videos. The
Parenting With Dignity program provides a demonstrated framework for raising kids in a time when external pressures have never been greater. Learn new effective parenting skills whether you have toddlers or teens - disciplining and teaching children with love and guidance, we offer parenting books and videos (DVDs in English &
Develop a happy home with open lines of communication
managed by parents who demonstrate a sense of calm in their relationships with their children, and who remain in control - in an out of control world.
A five-point plan for raising responsible,
In this ground breaking program, the author, Mac Bledsoe, urges parents to rethink their approach to discipline.
As an example, he recommends that parents let kids make some of their own
decisions to experience the consequences early on. In this way, they
will learn to act responsibly when left alone, and become more independent
when they grow older.
You can spend 20 years learning how to accomplish this by "experimenting" with hit-or-miss ideas, or you can watch a program that offers a proven plan for raising responsible, self-directed children.
Get beyond crisis
Fundamental to the Parenting With
Dignity curriculum is a focus on developing parenting skills that help to address many of the child abuse causes perpetrated by inexperienced and
unprepared parents. Help your kids to realize their dreams
- Discovering "the
three P's of goal setting"
- Find out about the five simple, but powerful rules for parents
- Learn six reasons why punishment does not
bring about meaningful change in children
- Learn how to obtain appropriate behavior from
- Open the lines of communication
- And, have them develop sound decision making
Our children don't need to be "fixed",
parents need to become better at what they do.
Parenting With Dignity encourages parents and caregivers to rethink their approach to discipline, punishment and empowerment. PWD advocates permitting children to make some of their own decisions, and to experience the consequences early on - so that they can act responsibly when away from parents, or under peer pressure, so they become more independent as they grow older.
Mac Bledsoe, President and founder of Parenting With Dignity, is a parent, school teacher, coach and gifted author. The premise of his Parenting with Dignity philosophy is...
"Our children will make all of
the most important decisions in their lives - on their own. As parents, the only thing we can do is teach them how to make good decisions".
With Dignity on iTunes! Listen instantly to Mac's helpful audio
Parenting Blog! PWD now has a new blog. Launched in October of 2006, this will be taking the place of our newsletter. Mac plans to post many times each week and use this as a forum to answer your questions.
Drew Bledsoe (Mac and Barbara's oldest son), was enshrined in the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame at ceremonies on June 8 in Boise, Idaho.
THE EARLY YEARS, Mac Bledsoe's newest parenting book, has just been released. Learn the five rules for resolving the most common challenges with children two to six.
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With the release of the DVDs, which includes a Spanish
language track, we launched www.paternidadcondignidad.com
Parenting With Dignity, Mac's first book has been re-released by the publisher, see this...
See our new link directory for online parenting resources
attend "Parents Committed to Kids" in Kalispell, MT
Parenting With Dignity
Just re-released for it's second printing and now in softcover. Available in all major
bookstores ... but you can order your copy here and Mac will sign it FREE.
See why John Stossel of ABC's 20/20 says this is a must read.
Buy it now!
The Early Years
Just Released! Mac Bledsoe's
newest parenting book... Learn the five rules for resolving the most common
challenges with children two to six. The perfect companion to Mac's other
book and videos.
If you order your copy here... Mac Bledsoe will sign it FREE
- A must for every parent of toddlers.
Buy it now!
Parenting With Dignity on DVD
To get the most out of
Parenting With Dignity, you must watch the dvds. Mac's
unique style of instruction, and his distinctive narrative is mesmerizing.
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Mac's lessons hit home in a way that make you want to watch the entire series in one sitting. The program consists of nine one-hour sessions of innovative curriculum that are intended to be viewed one video at a time with an associated assignment to use in your own home. Most people find the curriculum to be of most value when viewed with other parents in their community so that they help to build a whole community of parents using similar techniques in raising their kids! Learn how to obtain appropriate behavior from your children, open the lines of communication and have them develop sound decision making skills.
With the DVDs you won't
believe the picture and sound quality, and the added functionality of the DVD menu options. The DVDs have the same content as VHS, but the DVDs include a bonus Spanish language track so you can listen in English or
|A FREE parents workbook and Facilitators Guide accompanies the videos. The workbook is
designed to be used concurrently with the videos.
It includes further explanations of the concepts along with many exercises
and practical applications for parents to use with
their families. Print
your FREE copyright approved workbook.
|Paternidad Con Dignidad ahora ofrece el libro de trabajo para los padres en Español,
What you will learn from
Ideally, the video course
is best viewed by groups of parents over a period of time. We have found that
the best results are obtained when viewed in small groups with a discussion
following each module. Lessons are designed to be viewed in sequence, although
if viewed individually, you will gain practical new skills for working with
children. Topics include...
- A Model of Human Performance - A logical
explanation of the role self-esteem plays in controlling
human behavior. Learn how "The ideas in
their heads rule
- 5 Rules for Parents -
Discover five simple, but very powerful techniques to use daily to
persuade kids to do what you want while feeling good about themselves.
- Messages of Love - The surest way to build
self-esteem in kids is to let them know they are
loved. Learn practical, innovative ways to comfortably tell kids they are
- Goal Setting - Do you want kids to realize
their dreams? Discover "the
three P's of goal setting."
- Making Value Choices - Help your kids realize
that "acquiring things, money or status is not the way to judge success."
Help your children make critical decisions
in their value selection.
- Roadblocks to Success -
Learn about the behaviors that stand in the way
of achieving goals and maximizing their potential
and how to adjust those behaviors.
- Why Punishment Doesn't Work - Six reasons
why punishment does not bring about meaningful change in kids.
Teach children how
to make good choices on their own.
- and much, much more...
How you will benefit from your investment in the Parenting with Dignity
- Develop appropriate behavior in your children
- Watch your kids develop a sense of pride in their behavior, and develop a deep sense of accountability for their actions.
- Raise happy, self-directed children -
Help them develop a deep sense of their value structure.
- Help children acquire sound decision making
skills - Guide them to make decisions based upon well-developed values.
- Help children to become confirmed in their self-worth - Learn to how give children the gift of unconditional parental love.
- Ultimately, build safer schools - Raise
happier children and a decreased need for disciplinary action because
students come to school with self-discipline instilled at home.
- Create a sense of calm in your relationship with your children - Guide them toward a lifetime of giving and earning respect.
- Build happy homes - Create open lines of
- Decrease drug use, violence, and crime among teens - Raise children armed to resist dangerous temptations.
- Help employers with lower absenteeism -
Create families with less strife and heightened employee productivity due to workers being fulfilled at home.
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Parenting With Dignity® is a resource where parents learn new, essential parenting skills giving them the tools necessary to create an encouraging, and loving home for their children. We contact parents through youth groups, agencies and Juvenile Court Services rather than public schools, because schools are already inundated with unrealistic expectations to "fix what’s wrong with American Youth."
The Parenting With Dignity® program will improve the lives of children by promoting and teaching effective parenting skills.
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message often includes comments about the community's role in raising
children. Mac walks the talk and is very involved in the community where he and Barbara live. Every weekday you can hear Mac's parenting advice on Whitefish Radio's online broadcast.
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