Parenting Partners - Compañeros en la Crianza

Parenting Partners™ workshops combine parenting and leadership skills that empower parents to become vital contributors to their children’s academic success. The eight comprehensive workshops are presented by each school’s own trained facilitator team multiple times year-round, in multiple languages, creating a sustainable source of parent leaders.

  • Parents become experts in these Parent Roles developed by Dr. Karen Mapp from the Harvard Family Research Project and her colleagues.
  • Parents grow in their Roles in Encouraging, Supporting, Creating Structure, Communicating, Leadership, Modeling, Collaborating, and Partnering.
  • Parents will put in practice Dr. Joyce Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Parents apply the practical research showing that grades increase along with teen drug resistance when Family Meals increase.  Research is from CASA—The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Parenting Partners™ focuses on three key outcomes—

  • Positive parent engagement.
  • Improved student academics.
  • Strong home learning environment.

Parents are equipped with practical tools to make changes in their family:

  • More effective home structure and discipline.
  • Ending the cycles of useless arguments with their children.
  • Replacing patterns of yelling and conflict with positive communication.
  • Parents learn how to create a strong home learning environment, empowering their children to more successfully do their studies at home.