By Michelle Carpenter
Special to The PREVIEW
The Incredible Years Parenting Class is a free opportunity offered to anyone who wants to build positive relationships with their children, who needs more effective discipline or who needs new ideas to help their children learn and grow. This class is aimed for families with children between the ages of 2 and 8 years.
The parenting class will be offered on Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for 14 weeks, starting Sept. 6 at Pagosa Springs Elementary School. A free dinner will be offered for the entire family and child care will be provided at no cost.
The Incredible Years Parenting Class will help strengthen children’s social skills, emotional regulation and school readiness skills. You will learn to use praise and incentive to encourage cooperative behavior, learn to use positive discipline (rules, routines and effective limit setting) and learn how to best handle misbehaviors.
A local father said, “At first, I was not all that eager to give up another night of my free time for 14 weeks, but over time, the other class members became friends. I was astounded at the degree of effectiveness from the class. My son was responding very positively to the techniques I had learned and began implementing at home. This class became a weekly meeting that I looked forward to each week as a positive gathering of friends.”
If you have any questions about the class or would like to register, please call Melissa at 264-5513. Call soon, as class size is limited.