Parenting Education Classes

Family-Child Resources offers the largest parent education program in the area, serving over 900 parents last year. Parents in York County can participate free of charge in a variety of parenting classes offered at different times and locations.

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Below are detailed descriptions of all of the parenting classes that Family-Child Resources offers.

 

Parenting Solutions
This class offers parents an opportunity to understand children’s behavior and learn basic principles of child management. Parents who are seeking enrichment and parents who are struggling with some behavior problems with their child are encouraged to attend. Discussion topics include: consistency, being a good role model, setting limits, discipline, enforcing rules, improving parent-child communication, and more. The Parenting Solutions group is designed for parents of children ages 12 months to 18 years. This eight-week class meets once per week for 2 hours each session. Certificates are awarded to each participant for successful completion of the class. This class is offered free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®
This class allows parents to gain effective, practical tools that reduce the stress of parenting and build the foundation for lasting, loving relationships between parents and children. The Love and Logic® philosophy allows children to make choices in safe situations and learn from the consequences of their choices. It helps parents/caregivers to reinforce positive relationships with their kids without resorting to anger, threats, or lectures. This eight-week class meets once per week for 2 hours each time. Certificates are awarded to each participant for successful completion of the class. This class is offered free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

Parenting Your Infant
This series of classes focuses on new parents as they assume their role of a parent and offers guidance, information, and support as they gain confidence  and more understanding of infant behavior and development. Parents are invited to bring their baby to each session and enjoy a time to talk with other new parents.  Topics of interest include infant development, crying, schedules, play and learning, safety, and consistency. This 6 week class meets once per week for 2 hours each time. This class is free of charge to York County parents of infants from birth to 12 months of age, expectant parents, and parents planning to adopt a child. Pre-registration is required.

Parenting Your Infant – Teen Parents
This series of classes is for expecting teen parents and teen parents of infants from birth to 12 months of age. The classes offer support, information, and practical tips for teen parents as the prepare for/adjust to their new role. Topics discussed include: Becoming Mommy/Still A Teen, Keeping Baby Safe, Managing Your Time, Play Time, Bonding, Routines, and Managing Stress. This 2 session class meets once per week for 2 hours each time and is free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

Single Topic Classes
We offer many parenting classes during the year that focus on important parenting topics; these classes are free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

Parenting Issues Topics List:

Building Resilient Children: Strategies parents can use to promote independence, initiative, morality, empathy, etc. in their child.
Disciplining the Young Child: Child management strategies for preschool behaviors.
•Family Meetings – Problem Solving with Family: Conflict resolution; setting rules; communication; and problem ownership.
•Helping your Children Deal with Loss and Change: Developmental changes; loss experiences; and stages of grief.
•”How Dare You!” – Keeping Calm when Angry: Focuses on parent anger, triggers, and strategies to calm down; how to coach children to manage
angry feelings; and modeling prevention techniques.

•Parenting in Blended Families – Yours, Mine, and Ours: Focuses on step-parenting roles, communication, and sibling rivalry for the new family.
•Parenting for School Success: Creating the right environment, getting involved, homework, bus/playground, teacher-child conflicts, and peer relationships.
•Really “Talking” to you Children: Communication skills for parents; dealing with feelings; and encouraging positive relationships.
•Self-Esteem: The importance of self-esteem and how to build self-esteem in your child.
•Stress Management: Feelings/behaviors that signal stress; time management; and realistic expectations.
•When Kids Fight: Sibling rivalry; clarify vs. criticize; conflict resolution skills; and helping kids deal with feelings.
•”Who’s in Charge at your House?” – Power Struggles: Why kids engage in power struggles, parenting techniques to prevent/cope; and rules and consequences.

Parenting Solutions for Parents of Preschoolers
This class is designed for parents of children ages 1 to 5 years. Parents will learn the developmental stages of preschoolers, effective discipline and communication strategies, and what expectations are appropriate for this age group. This 4 week class meets once per week for 2 hours each time. Certificates are awarded to each participant for successful completion of the class. This class is offered free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic®
Parenting teens in today’s world is more challenging than ever before. Teens are dealing with the issues of peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, and violence in school and on the street. Help your teen by giving them the tools they need to face the choices of today’s world. This 4 week class meets once per week for 2 hours each time. Certificates are awarded to each participant for successful completion of the class. This class is offered free of charge to York County parents. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on any of our parenting classes or to register, please call us at (717) 757-1227.