Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Parenting Wisely Enrichment Program

  • Donald A. GordonEmail author
  • Bob Pushak
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_371

Name of Intervention

Parenting Wisely (PW)


Parenting Wisely (Teen) Online; Parenting Wisely (Young Child) Online; Parenting Wisely Teen Group Program DVD; Parenting Wisely Young Child Group Program DVD


Parenting Wisely is an online, interactive, computer-based, parent skill education program for families of children ages 3–18. The interactive format requires parents to stay alert and engaged. The program is versatile and can be used by parents individually, or practitioners can use the program with parents, or it can be used in group parent training.

The program has been shown to increase healthy child development and reduce behavior problems including both parent and teen verbal and physical aggression, and aggression between spouses (Rolland-Stanar et al. 2001). The program has been shown to decrease delinquency (Gordon et al. 1999), teen depression (Feil et al. 2011), and both teen and parent substance abuse via increases in the use of problem solving skills,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Works, Ohio UniversityAthensUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA