Online parenting classes set in November

BROOKINGS – The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University will hold four free parenting classes online in November. These classes focus on helping parents discover what their children’s behaviors could mean.

The classes, for parents of children birth to age 3, will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Nov. 1 and running through Nov. 22. A computer and email address are required to enroll and attend these classes. Attendees can either take the classes at home or by using computers at a public library.

“Thanks for allowing me to take the classes like I did; I really appreciate it. I really enjoyed the classes, especially No. 4. It was the one I needed the most,” said a previous class participant.

The class topics include:

• Nov. 1 – Why I Do What I Do: This class explains your child’s behavior as they think, learn and feel with strategies to encourage your child’s development.

• Nov. 8 – Keep Me Safe: This class will give you tips to keep your home a safe place for your child to grow and learn.

• Nov. 15 – How I Learn: This class will provide you tips and tools to encourage your child’s natural desire to learn.

• Nov. 22 – Help Me Manage My Feelings: This class will provide insight on guiding and encouraging your child through the stressful moments of growing up.

Registration is recommended and be completed by calling 605-688-5730, sending an email to [email protected] or visiting online at

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.


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