SDSU to offer online parenting classes in June


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

The classes, which are free to attend, will be held Thursdays starting June 4 and run through June 25. A computer and email address are required for these online classes. The classes are live from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions will not be recorded.

Each class is intended for parents who have children ranging from newborns up to 3 years old and is designed to 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 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 class topics are:

• June 4 – 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;

• June 11 – Keep Me Safe: This class gives tips to keep your home a safe place for your child to grow and learn;

• June 18 – How I Learn: This class provides tips and tools to encourage your child’s natural desire to learn; and

• June 25 – 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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