Parenting children in today's world can be a trying and frustrating time. Parents will find support and practical guidelines for helping their children become regulators of their own behavior and emotion.
Common Sense Parenting for Adolescents / Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers
Classes provide parents with a menu of proven techniques that will aide the family in building good family relationships, preventing and correcting misbehavior, using consequences to improve behavior, teaching self-control, and staying calm as a parent faced with a difficult situation concerning your children. Parents are shown how to approach discipline as positive teaching rather than punishment of children. The main focus is on setting reasonable expectations based on a child's age, development, and abilities along with positive praise and nuturing love. These are needed for all children to thrive. Somerset Mental Health offers parenting classes to individuals who seek a better understanding of their child/adolescent's development. Local courts recognize the need for parents to attend a parenting class and accept acknowledgement that parents have attended. Parenting classes are offered at our Adair County, Wayne County, and Pulaski County offices. Classes are generally scheduled to start every eight weeks. A minimal cost of $50.00 is required to cover the cost of the book. Please call the Pulaski County office if you are interested or would like to make a referral for our parenting classes.