Parenting Classes

Strengthening Family Relationships

The Nurturing Parenting program is family-centered to build and increase nurturing parenting skills. The program features activities to foster positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to promote positive brain development in children birth to 18 years.

Each session is led by a trained parent educator who provides tools that parents can adapt to their own family's needs. Groups include: Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (for ages 0-5), School-Age (for ages 6-12), and Adolescents (for ages 13-18). Both parents and children attend the sessions together but participate in separate groups.

The Nurturing Parenting Program is an evidence-based program designed to:

  • Increase cooperation and peace in the home
  • Build self-awareness
  • Promote positive concept/self-esteem
  • Build levels of empathy
  • Teach alternatives to hitting and yelling
  • Enhance family communication and awareness of needs
  • Promote healthy physical and emotional development
  • Teach appropriate role and developmental expectations.

Nurturing parenting sessions take place one time a week for approximately 16 weeks. Dinner is provided and there is no cost to attend.