Child and Family Resource Network to hold parenting classes in Brookings, Watertown in September

BROOKINGS – The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University will hold four parenting classes during the month of September to focus on helping parents discover what their children’s behaviors could mean.

The parenting series, Understanding Me Up to Age 3, is a four-week class series that helps parents to understand the world from a child’s perspective in order to respond in ways that encourage and enhance a child’s development.

The classes will be offered in both Brookings at the Brookings Public Library on Wednesdays and in Watertown at the Beacon Center on Thursdays. Classes in Brookings will have the option for participants to Zoom. The classes are free and will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The schedule of classes includes:

• Sept. 7 (Brookings) and Sept. 8 (Watertown) – Why I Do What I Do: This class explains your child’s behavior as they think, learn and feel with strategies to encourage a child’s development.

• Sept. 14 (Brookings) and Sept. 15 (Watertown) – Keep Me Safe: This class give tips to make homes a safe place for children to grow and learn.

• Sept. 21 (Brookings) and Sept. 22 (Watertown) – How I Learn: This class provides time and tools to encourage a child’s natural desire to learn.

• Sept. 28 (Brookings) and Sept. 29 (Watertown) – Help Me Manage My Feelings: This class provides insight on guiding and encouraging a child through the stressful moments of growing up.

Registration is required by calling 605-688-5730, emailing the Child and Family Resource Network at [email protected] or online at


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