Parenting with a Purpose
Q. How do I register?
A. Complete the registration form, choosing which dates you want to attend. Turn the form in to the Centers office. Or, call the Centers office and register over the phone.
Q. What will I be learning?
A. Parenting with a Purpose Includes the Following:
- Child Development
This class will review the impact parents have on their children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development.
- Communication & Building Self-Esteem
The purpose of this class is to help parents learn effective communication skills to build a stronger and healthier relationship with their children and will explain the parent’s role in the foundation of personal values.
- Consequences vs. Discipline
This class teaches parents how to use consequences as a means to encourage children and use teachable moments to build healthy parent-child relationships.
This class covers what a co-parenting relationship is and is not, how to communicate in a co-parenting relationship including active listening, restructuring ways of decision-making, what children need to hear and do not need to hear, how to get along with the other parent and setting boundaries with the other parent, parenting plans for joint decision-making and problem-solving, and what to do if the other parent won’t co-parent. The class also covers how to co-parent with an ex, a step-parent to the children, and with other family members.
Q. How do I receive credit for the class?
A. After you attend all four classes in the series, you will receive a “graduation” certificate. This certificate can be given to the referring agency as proof of completion. We can also submit status letters.
Q. What about childcare?
A. Call to ask about the availability of free childcare.
Q. What happens if I miss a class?
A. All 4 classes are required for the certificate. If you miss a class, you may take just that class the next time the program is offered. Call and register before the next session starts to guarantee a spot in the class you need.