Series
Parent Effectiveness
Episode Number
No. 9
Episode
Letting Go
Producing Organization
KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-4q7qn6085g
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Description
Episode Description
This is episode 9, "Letting Go."
Series Description
"These two episodes represent this entry, PARENT EFFECTIVENESS, a series of 13 half-hour dramatized programs demonstrating an alternative approach to traditional modes of parenting. "The series, based on an internationally recognized method for raising responsible children and enhancing parent/child relationships, focuses on a hypothetical parenting course led by an empathetic instructor and attended by nine fictional parents. All participants are portrayed by actors, and each program is entirely scripted. "The classroom situations are interwoven with scenes from the lives of six fictional families. These flash-backs and flash-forwards illustrate the families' parenting styles prior to the class and their successes and failures using the new skills. "Filmed on location, the dramatized vignettes portray problems and conflicts familiar to many families. In the class the instructor frequently uses role-playing with his students to convey a particular skill or concept. The classroom material is reinforced by the use of animated graphics. "Dr. Thomas Gordon, psychologist and author of P.E.T. and P.E.T. in Action, acted as consultant to the series and appeared in 'Postscripts' at the conclusion of Episodes 6 and 13. "PARENT EFFECTIVENESS essentially presents four skills: I-Messages -- how parents can talk so children will listen; Active Listening Feedback -- how parents can listen so children will talk; No-Lose Problem-Solving -- how parents and children can negotiate in conflict situations and arrive at solutions that are mutually acceptable; and Values Consulting -- how parents can convey their values to children in the most productive manner. "The first program is an introduction to the characters and an overview of the philosophy and skills that will be presented in the series. Episodes 2-13 are divided into three rounds, each consisting of four programs. Each round focuses on the experiences of two families and considers, in consecutive programs, the four parenting skills. The repetition of the four primary tools in PARENT EFFECTIVENESS allows the audience several exposures to these skills, easing viewers into comprehension and familiarity."--1977 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1976
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:33.572
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Credits
Director: Craven, David
Producer: Craven, David
Producer: Penner, Gloria
Producing Organization: KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
Speaker: Gordon, Thomas
Writer: Turrentine, Rogers
Writer: Kahn, Ken
Writer: Rack, B.J.
Writer: Grossman, Nancy
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-47973804188 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:30:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Parent Effectiveness; No. 9; Letting Go,” 1976, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 27, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-4q7qn6085g.
MLA: “Parent Effectiveness; No. 9; Letting Go.” 1976. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 27, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-4q7qn6085g>.
APA: Parent Effectiveness; No. 9; Letting Go. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-4q7qn6085g