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Courses offer coaching for parents with young children



Is your child a “handful”? What kind of discipline works best? To help coach parents/caregivers on effective parenting practices, Rochester Community Education is offering two classes this winter. Both are geared toward families with young children, ages two to five. Courses are filling up fast, so register soon on the Community Education website.

Course: “Parenting a Child with Spirited or Challenging Behaviors”
Description: This eight-session class will help you understand your young (ages two to five) child's behavior and temperament, while discovering positive behavior management and parenting strategies. You’ll complete a simple questionnaire to identify need before registration is complete. Class begins with an activity time for parents and children, followed by a separate parents-only discussion.
Where: Northrop Community Education Center, Rochester 
When: 5:45-7:45 p.m., Mondays, January 14, 28; February 4, 11, 25; and March 4, 11, 18
Cost: Free

Course: Conscious Discipline
Description: Parents work with their child (ages two to five), using the seven skills based on the foundations of conscious discipline.  This seven-session class will teach social-emotional learning skills that have been proven to build resilience in children and families.
Where: Northrup Community Education Center, Rochester
When: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Mondays, January 28; February 4, 11, 25; and March 4, 11, 18.
Cost: Price varies by income, location

For questions, contact Amy Baker, community outreach parent educator, Rochester Public Schools/ Early Childhood Family Services, at 507-328-4021.