Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Parenting Guide for Every Pediatrician’s Office: PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them

A perfect parenting guidebook for every pediatrician’s office is now available! It is called… PARENTING ERRORS: How To Solve Them.

The Website ( for this practical guide contains the excellent reviews the book has already received.

The book is written by eminent child psychologist, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, the founder and director of the 43 year old Center for the Improvement of Child Caring in California ( The work of Dr. Alvy and the Center has already helped over a million parents to be more sensitive and caring in raising their children.

The new guidebook acknowledges the many responsibilities and challenges of parenting, which results in every parent being prone to make errors. It then (a) defines the type of errors parents make (Errors of commission and omission), (b) provides a systematic approach to solving errors, (c) offers examples, (for the immediate use of positive parenting skills), and (d) connects parents to an array of easily accessible resources they can use in their communities and over the Internet to improve their parenting.

To obtain the book click HERE

To watch the Parenting Errors Video Trailer click HERE

Caring for Our Black Children Project

The County of Merced in Northern California is in the process of helping its African American families to be more effective in raising their children.

Spearheaded by the County’s Early Childhood Program Manager, Samantha C. Thompson, MBA, Merced has initiated a Caring for Our Black Children Project. The project grew out of several months of meetings with key individuals and organizations who want to make parents the best possible first teachers of their children, thereby diminishing problems that emanate from parents not being as prepared as possible.

They needed a parenting program that could be widely offered throughout the County for this purpose. After a careful review of available programs, they selected the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring’s Effective Black Parenting Program. They obtained a grant from a local funding source that includes the support for training a cadre of community leaders to conduct classes in this national model program through local schools, agencies and churches.

An instructor training workshop is scheduled to be taught in Merced the week of March 5-9, 2018. While it is likely that most of the openings in that workshop will be filled by Merced service providers, there may be openings for individuals and organizations outside of Merced.

If you or your organization is interested in being part of that workshop, contact CICC’s Director, Dr. Kerby Alvy, at The enrollment fee is $1495 per person.

Merced County is to be congratulated for making the education of its parents of African American children a community priority. Such parents face special obstacles to raising confident and achieving children which are related to our nation’s history of racism and prejudice, The program it has selected was created with special emphasis on assisting parents in dealing with such destructive forces.

A Holiday Gift That Will Be Greatly Appreciated!

With so many holidays upon us, and so many gifts to provide, a copy of Dr. Alvy’s new book, PARENTING ERRORS: How to Solve Them, would make a gift that any parent, family member or colleague who works with parents is very likely to receive with gratitude and appreciation.

It is a new and very practical book that they are unlikely to know about. You will be the person who introduces it to them in the best way possible: by gifting the book to them.

The book has already received excellent reviews from parents and book critics.

By going to the book’s website,,
you will be able to see the reviews as well as place your order.

The book provides a comprehensive definition of parenting, so you will learn why parenting errors are so common. Then you will learn a unique approach to coping with such errors, through which readers are encouraged to contact Dr. Alvy to discuss using that approach and the results of using it.

The book also provides examples for immediate use of great ways of relating to children. It further describes the best contemporary parenting programs, including special programs for African American, First American and Latino parents.

PARENTING ERRORS: How to Solve Them is a book that will be referred to often to make family life more harmonious.

New Child Welfare Leader Supports Prevention & Parent Education

During June of 2017, the Trump Administration hired Mr. Jerry Miller to direct the federal government agency, within the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees child welfare policy and funding.

That agency is the Administration for Youth and Families (ACYF), which includes the oldest and largest federal entity devoted to the welfare of children, the Children’s Bureau.

Mr. Miller previously served in leadership roles for many federal and state welfare agencies.

During a recent interview, he shared his priorities for ACYF. These include a focus on the prevention of child abuse and the use of parent education as a major service in preventing abuse.

These are the same priorities that the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring has been advocating since it’s founding in 1974.

There is an article that appeared in the November 7, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Social Change that includes the entire interview with Mr. Miller.

You can obtain the entire article of the interview with Mr. Miller by clicking Here.