When you get a new job, you usually have to do a good amount of training before you get any real responsibility. Unfortunately, being a parent doesn’t work the same way. Nobody makes you take a training course on how to raise a kid, but it’s not a bad idea. That’s why there are parenting classes. It’s next to impossible to be good at something without practice, so why not practice your parenting skills? Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, it’s never too late to try and learn effective parenting techniques.
Your own parents might have taught you effective techniques as they were raising you, which you might choose to continue as your bring up your children. Parenting classes provide you with another option. One of the benefits of parenting classes is staying up to date on the newest and most effective parenting techniques.
Parenting classes can also help take some of the mystery out of being a parent. They can teach you what to expect, effective ways to discipline and the best ways to prepare your children for school. They can also help you work through specific problems you might be having or prepare for a transition in the event of a divorce or some other unforeseen circumstance. On top of all that, parenting classes also give you an opportunity to connect with other parents who are most likely going through a lot of the same experiences as you.
Deciding to take a parenting class doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent. It shows you care about your family and the future of your children.
Parenting Program at Family
For years, Family Guidance Center has worked to create real change in the lives of thousands of local children and families, leading the charge in promoting mental health as an integral component of every person’s overall health.
Participants in the Parenting Program develop improved understanding of developmental issues and are encouraged to practice improved communication skills in addressing each other and their children. Parents also learn appropriate discipline skills and techniques. Parents of children ages infant through eighteen are helped to better understand the parenting process for each of these ages. Participants attend a two-hour group for seven weeks, after which their progress is evaluated and further recommended programs are suggested if needed. Family Guidance Center programs are open to everyone in the community. Our comprehensive services are intended to impact all segments of the community by providing information and education for the public.
If you or a loved one is in need of support, or if you simply have questions about any of the programs available at FGC, please do not hesitate to call (740)532-7855. We are here to listen and offer guidance when to help you make the best of every day.
Family Guidance Center
120 North Third Street Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 414-2245