Parent Education Classes
Individual & Group
ABC holds monthly group parenting classes in a small group format on Zoom, as well as One on One sessions for those wanting individual support for their needs. Classes are up to two hours in length and groups are kept to 12 or less to allow for group discussion and interactive learning. Individual parent sessions are offered in one or up to two hour session.
Individual Parent Education Sessions
One on One parenting support and education on topics unique to your child and your family. You will meet via ZOOM online platform with your Parenting Educator. Sessions are either one hour or up to 2 hours in length. You may pick from below topics or have your own topic or need discussed.
Group Parenting Classes
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This class is our most popular and beneficial to parents of children of all ages. It is designed to give you a general base of information that may be all you need to begin your journey of improved parenting, often the base needed to benefit from additional topics offered.
Positive Parenting offers a firm foundation in understanding the importance of structure and organization in a child’s environment. We define the appropriate developmental expectations for our children and age appropriate responses to behavior. Parents learn to establish positive habits and approach the child in terms of teaching skills rather than only responding to behavior. Behavior management techniques are offered that are non-aggressive, and promote learning self management. Parents explore the different types of parental role and how their family works within that framework, to they may choose which style of behavioral response best meets their child’s needs. Positive Parenting FAST FACTS
The cost is $50.
Positive Parenting is a pre-requisite for this class.
This class will focus on the unique struggles a child encounters when parents are separated, divorced, or just struggling to work together as a team. The focus on this class is to examine the messages children receive and how to improve clarity and consistency in communication patterns and expectations. We discuss the “rules” of co-parenting and how to work with a difficult situation having the child’s best interest in mind. This class helps parents to understand the importance of working together even if there is not agreement on issues. We discuss contracting, negotiating and communicating with the other parent and not through the kids. To benefit from his class, participants must attend Positive Parenting offered above. Co-Parenting FAST FACTS
The cost is $50.
Dealing With Divorce
Coping with the end of a marriage is often harder on the child then the parents. Kids rarely understand the dynamics and see only the stress and anger. Changing schedules, new patterns of the day and introducing different caregivers and living situations require planning and support. Emotional need of children are often lost during a time parents are hurting as well. This class can help parents remember that while the marriage has ended, the responsibility to our children continues. It is not necessary for parents to come together, and recommended only if there is a civil relationship. Parents are given skills and strategies on dealing with the conflict between co-parents. Following this class the instructor may recommend a one on one session if more specific conflict management is needed.
The cost is $50.
Behavior Management Class
The objective of this class is
• To offer multiple stratgies based on different ages and personalities
• To have parents leave with tools that will effect change in their situation
• To define differences between making kids respons and teaching kids to respond
This one-time, two hour interactive virtual ZOOM class costs $50.