Free Parenting Prevention Programs Start in May

May 3rd, 2016

Some children are hardwired to disturb the peace at home or school, but their unusual energies can serve them well later in life when nurtured effectively. Whether a child has difficult behavior because of ADHD, a creative personality, a highly sensitive nature, oppositional defiant disorder a learning disability or a mood disorder, the diagnosis is less important than customizing a remedy for each child and family. DLC’s Prevention and Education services offer two age specific, free parenting classes to help improve Parenting skills.

Parenting Today helps parents of children 5 -12 years of age find better ways to handle daily parenting issues. In six two-hour sessions, parents receive guidance and support while learning how to cope with problems, address difficult topics, manage power struggles and encourage children to be their best. This class teaches parents effective ways to improve communication, guide safer choices, gain cooperation and discipline.

Parenting Teens is a six session psycho-educational series that provides tools for parents who are experiencing behavioral difficulties with strong willed or out of control adolescent children. This class teaches parents how to prevent and intervene in the child’s negative choices, address problematic behavior and change destructive behavior. It also provides education on drug use, violence and sexuality. The goal of these tactics are to help rebuild effective family relationships.

Classes are held multiple times a year. Parents interested in the May parenting classes can call 239-263-4013 or register in person at the Horseshoe Drive Satellite Office.

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