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Parenting Wisely

Parenting is hard, but Parenting Wisely can help

Parenting Wisely is an evidence-based program that helps families improve communication and decrease conflict. It teaches effective strategies that have been proven to reduce school and homework problems, problem behaviors, family conflict and also lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth.

Parent Wisely is a free program. It can be completed in 2 to 3 sessions and scheduling is flexible. We offer this program online.

How to sign up:
1.    Read the descriptions below and choose which version you would like (Young Child or Teen).
2.    View a demo video for that version to make sure it is a good fit for you.
3.    Fill out the registration form or contact Bailey Marks (, 607-756-8970 x254).
Do NOT sign up directly on the Parenting Wisely website; we will provide you with a free account!

There are two separate versions of the program based on the age of the youth in the family:

Parents with children ages 3-9

  • Interrupting phone calls
  • Refusing to go to bed
  • Acting up in public
  • Sibling conflict
  • Poor remarks
  • Conflict with other children
  • Getting ready for school

Young Child Demo

Parents with youth ages 10-18

  • Sibling conflict
  • Getting up on time
  • Sharing the computer
  • Curfew
  • Criticizing
  • Loud music
  • Incomplete chores
  • Finding drugs
  • Monitoring school, homework, and friends

Teen Demo

Parenting Wisely Online