Parenting Education

Free Workshops & 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.

For more information about any workshops, contact Alyson Holland at (207) 739-0222 or

Parent Connection Newsletter
Community Concepts Children’s Services sends out a newsletter every three months with helpful articles and community resources for parents.  If you would like to be added to this newsletter email list, please contact Alyson Holland at

Family Matters Newsletter from the Oxford County CAN Council, Feb. 2019

Family Matter Newsletter, November 2018

Family Matters Newsletter, May 2018

Family Matters Newsletter, March 2018

Parent Connection Newsletter June 2017 (Volume 1 Issue 4)

Parent Connection Newsletter March 2017 (Vol. 1 Issue 3)

Parent Connection Newsletter December 2016 (Vol 1. Issue 2)

Parent Connection Newsletter September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 1)



All workshops are provided free of charge thanks to the Maine Children’s Trust.

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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.


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