Parenting Education

Parenting Education Groups

Parenting education is the key to raising successful children, creating competent, confident parents, and building strong families and communities. With love, limits, and lots of involvement, parents can have a major influence in developing happy, healthy and well-behaved children.

Active Parenting Now
This is a six session workshop designed to help parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure.  Parents will learn effective discipline and communication techniques and learn how to encourage developmental skills.  We all want our children to thrive!  Registration is required.

1-2-3 Magic
Learn a simple yet effective technique to get kids to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do and to START what you want them to do.  Learn to encourage positive behavior, independence, and self esteem to help foster your child’s growth and development.  This program is recommended for parents with children ages 2-12 years. Registration is required.

1,2,3,4 Parents!
This is a three session program for parents with children ages 1-4 years of age.  It is a great class for a new parent or a parent who would like additional information on what to expect from a child in this age group.  This also offers ideas for parents regarding disciplining a young child, how to prevent tantrums, establish routines that make life easier for the whole family, and more. Registration is required.

To register contact Community Concepts at 743-7716 or 1-800-866-5588.
Or call Melissa Wakefield at 739-6544 or email: mwakefield@community-concepts.org

Scholarships and fee waivers are available for those that qualify.

 

From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining. The purpose of the resource is to provide as much information as possible on things you can do to build a positive, healthy relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences.

http://www.cdc.gov/parents/essentials/overview.html

 

Click below to see our series of helpful videos on Parenting:

Parenting can be a difficult task! We offer a parenting series for parents caring for children who have special needs.

The following short support videos offer some tips on how to make it through.

Self Care for Parents

Discipline Part 1: Consistency Parenting series for parents caring for children who have special needs

Discipline Part 2:  Limit setting

Discipline Part 3:  Firm and Fair     

Communication Part 1