BROOKINGS – Be part of the nearly 50 parents in the past year who have attended parenting classes held by the South Dakota State University Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership’s Family Resource Network. Classes will be held two Saturdays in January in Brookings.
The classes are free to attend and 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd Street.
The class topics are:
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; and
Keep Me Safe: This class gives tips to keep your home a safe place for your child to grow and learn.
How I Learn: This class provides tips and tools to encourage your child’s natural desire to learn; and
Help Me Manage My Feelings: This class provides insight on guiding and encouraging your child through the stressful moments of growing up.