Family Resource Network to hold parenting classes in Brookings March 20-April 10


BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership’s Family Resource Network is again offering parenting classes.

Nearly 50 parents in the past year have attended the classes, which are free to attend. Classes will be held on two dates in March and two dates in April.

The classes are intended for parents who have children ranging from newborns up to 3 years old. The classes will help parents understand their children’s behaviors.

While there are four sessions, participants are not required to attend all four. However, participants are required to register by contacting the Family Resource Network at (605) 688-5730 or [email protected] Certificates will be given to attendees upon completion of the series. 

The “Understanding Me Up to Age 3” parenting series complements the Common Sense Parenting training currently provided by the Department of Social Services, which focuses on children ages 3 to 16. These complementary programs offer a comprehensive system of parent education from birth through the teenage years.

The classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd Street.

The class topics are:

• March 20: Why I Do What I Do. This class explains your child’s behaviors as they think, learn and feel with strategies to encourage your child’s development;

•March 27: Keep Me Safe. This class gives tips to keep your home a safe place for your child to grow and learn;

•April 3: How I Learn. This class provides tips and tools to encourage your child’s natural desire to learn; and

• April 10: Help Me Manage My Feelings. This class provides insight on guiding and encouraging your child through the stressful moments of growing up.

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