School Age Parenting Program (Basic)


The School Age Parenting Program (Basic) strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

Parents learn how to:

  • Monitor children after school
  • Set rules regarding TV, computer, and drug use
  • Support children’s homework
  • Partner with teachers so that they can promote children’s academic, social, and emotional skills.
  • In the parenting groups, trained Incredible Years® facilitators use video clips of real-life situational vignettes to support the training and stimulate parenting group discussions, problem solving, and practice exercises.

Program set includes:

  • Program Video Vignettes (6 total hours) shown in 12-20 weekly 2-hour group sessions. Video vignettes are available in 3 formats: 7 DVD set -or- 1 USB drive -or- NEW one-year streaming subscription (USB and online streaming in English-only)
  • Comprehensive leader manual (consisting of over 800 pages of “how to”, including leader questions for discussion, vignette scripts, parent home activities and weekly “refrigerator notes” for parents (reminders for the week)
  • Book: The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8 Years (3rd Edition, by Carolyn Webster-Stratton)
  • Book: Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children’s Behavior Problems: A Book for Therapists Using the Incredible Years Programs (by Carolyn Webster-Stratton)
  • Piggy Bank Refrigerator Magnet
  • Parenting Pyramid® Poster (illustrates how the series first builds a positive foundation of relationship skills before discipline strategies)

Language Versions with program video available in DVD format:

  • Spanish (Leader's Manual in English)
  • Chinese (Leader's Manual in English, videos in Cantonese)
  • Danish (Leader's Manual in English or Norwegian)
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian