Parenting Classes

Children don’t come with instruction manuals. Dealing with discipline, communication, chores and school can be challenging for any parent, new or experienced. Parenting classes teach valuable communication and listening skills, behavior management and compassionate assertiveness to create a healthy family.  Most parents can benefit from parenting classes, whether raising newborns, toddlers or teenagers.

During or after a divorce, parenting can take on additional challenges, and classes can help with that, too. Parenting classes are a good way to meet other parents who are experiencing similar challenges and joys of parenting. You’re not alone, and there are many resources available to help you raise healthy and happy children.

Deciding to take a parenting class shows that you care about your family and the future of your children.
Here is a list of resources for online and in-person parenting classes in our area.

Online Parenting Classes:

http://parentclass.net/approved_parenting_classes.html?gclid=CPzfk8uXgb0CFYRQ7Aodxk0AYw

http://www.lifematters.com/class_validate.html

http://puttingkidsfirst.org/

Original Putting Kids First Parenting Class covers the following topics: (http://puttingkidsfirst.org/online-parenting-classes.html)

o   Effective parenting
o   Teaching children responsibility
o   Parenting issues relating to specific developmental stages
o   Building self-esteem
o   Communication skills
o   Discipline issues
o   Stress
o   Depression

Putting Kids First Divorce Class covers the following topics (http://puttingkidsfirst.org/online-divorce-classes.html):

o   Emotional effects of divorce
o   Emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by children
o   Parenting issues relating to specific developmental stages
o   Stress indicators in children
o   Conflict Management
o   Family stabilization through parenting relationship development
o   Financial responsibilities of parenting
o   Family violence
o   Spousal abuse
o   Child abuse and neglect
o   Community resources and services

Putting Kids First Co-Parenting Class covers the following topics: (http://puttingkidsfirst.org/online-co-parenting-classes.html)

o   Emotional effects of divorce
o   Emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by children
o   Parenting issues relating to specific developmental stages
o   Stress indicators in children
o   Conflict management
o   Family stabilization though parenting relationship development
o   Financial responsibilities of parenting
o   Family violence
o   Spousal abuse
o   Child abuse and neglect
o   Community resources and services

San Marcos Parenting Classes:

Greater San Marcos Youth Council (512-754-0500)
1402 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

Classes are offered once a month; dates depend on number of registrants. Participants may be self referred or referred by the courts. Participants must be residents of Hays County. Class is held on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 and lasts for 6 weeks.

Child Protective Services- Deborah Tabor (512-461-8512)
1901 Dutton Drive, Ste. B, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Classes are held on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks. Classes are located in the CPS offices.

Austin Parenting Classes:

Any Baby Can (512-454-3743)
1121 E. 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.  Contact Any Baby Can for class times.

Center for Child Protection (512-472-1164)
8509 FM 969 Bldg. 2
Austin, TX 78724-5771

Pre-registration is required and child care is provided. Call to register.

 

Seguin Parenting Classes:

Rural Area Parenting Program Services (830-303-9225)
664 North 123 By-Pass, Suite 2
Seguin, TX 78155

Call for scheduling and to register for this court-approved parenting class.

New Braunfels Parenting Classes:

Connections (830-629-6571)
705 Comal Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78130

6-week parenting class held on Monday evenings. Call to register.

 

This page was updated on May 22, 2014.
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