Nurturing Skills For Families

Start class with a questionnaire to assess your parenting beliefs and strengths. Working with participants, the instructor then chooses lessons to meet the group’s needs. Topics include developing expectations based on your child’s age, building empathy and positive communication, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments, alternatives to spanking, deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child’s growing independence, and more. Classes are usually 10 sessions.  Class is sometimes offered just for parents; sometimes it includes a group in which children learn the same ideas through guided activities. Available in Spanish as El Programa de Crianza con Cariño para Padres y Sus Niños.

Who can attend?

  • Parents of children of all ages.
  • Classes can be designed to meet the needs of different age groups – look on the calendar to determine if there is a target age group for a current class.

What do we talk about?

  • Nurturing as a lifestyle
  • Growth and development of children
  • The importance of touch
  • Understanding your own and your children’s feelings
  • Handling feelings, including anger and stress
  • Developing family morals and values
  • Discipline – helping children manage their behavior, power struggles
  • Rewards and punishments
  •  Alternatives to spanking
  • Making Nurturing Parenting routines
  • Making good choices in today’s world – smoking, alcohol and drugs, dating, etc.

 

Cost

Varies

 

How to register

If sponsored by LBCC, call Family Connections at (541)-917-4899, otherwise

contact the organization sponsoring the class.