It's easy to feel like you should automatically know how to parent. Or that you should love every messy, stressful, exhausting second of raising a kid. But that's not reality. Your family's learning as you go, figuring out how to keep up, set rules and solve problems together. That's normal, but it isn't easy. Every day brings new challenges, and it can seem like you're always running low…on time, on sleep, on money or patience.
It's no wonder so many parents feel so overwhelmed. TalkReadPlay's FREE Positive Parenting offerings can help. Programs teach families how to spend less time battling misbehavior and more time building close relationships. You'll develop the positive parenting skills to manage stress and encourage healthy habits. And that can mean more good days for your family.
Positive Parenting offerings are for parents with children ages 0-12 years of age.
We don't tell anyone how to be a parent. Instead, we offer practical advice, backed by science and the successes seen by thousands of families. You'll find tips for a range of issues, from raising toddlers to learning how to cope with complex problems at home. With these offerings, you can find the right level of support, set your own priorities and goals, decide what works for your family, and tailor strategies you learn to meet your unique needs.
Build a positive foundation. Get to know the core principles of positive parenting and learn practical ways to deal with everyday challenges.
Tuesday, April 13, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m
Wednesday, April 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m
Talk out everyday problems. Bedtime whining? Biting? Public meltdowns? Talk honestly about the misbehavior upsetting your family life with a small group of parents like you.
Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Jefferson County Human Services Department frequently offers a multi-week series of The Incredible Years classes that teach:
Stressed out? Feel like you've tried everything? Sit down with a Positive Parenting provider for thoughtful advice on a specific problem.
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TalkReadPlay Positive Parenting offerings are brought to you for FREE by the following partners:
For more information about programs available, please contact Tarasa Lown.