Parenting classes are held at Fairgrove Family Resource Center. Child care is provided at no charge. Dinner will be served. Pre-registration is required. A minimum of 8 participants is required. For more information or to register,call us at (336)-472-7217.
All classes are held at Fairgrove Family Resource Center, 159 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville, NC. This is off East Holly Grove Road, across from Hillside Park Baptist Church and Gregg's Graphics..
Our current parent education class schedule:
- Parenting Wisely Teen February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm
- Incredible Years Preschool March 13, 2017
- Circle of Parents support group ongoing year round at 6:00 pm
The most important thing I've learned is to control my emotions when disciplining my child and not to assume that she understands everything like an adult would. Also, to praise her and encourage her with good behavior.
It's not always the child, sometimes it can be the parent's problem also.
Parenting Wisely is designed to facilitate the learning of necessary skills for the healthy well-balanced raising of children from age 3-18. This 7-week course is proven to reduce problem behaviors and increase communication and family unity. This interactive format provides nine different video enactments of typical family struggles, from teenagers playing loud music to trouble in school and more. After viewing the conflict, parents must choose from a list of options representing different levels of effectiveness. Each behavior is portrayed and then critiqued through an interactive question and answer session. The in-depth tutorials highlight the parenting skills depicted and give further insight into beneficial behavior.
[I have learned] to reward for good behavior and for doing a good job on their chores.
Incredible Years helps parents feel more confident in coping with behavior problems that occur all too frequently in young children. All parents want their children to do well in school, to respect their parents and to be happy and healthy. Incredible Years emphasizes promoting children's social, emotional and academic competence as well as strategies for reducing behavior problems. These strategies will help your child learn to regulate their emotions and help you learn how to respond to their fears and anxieties. You will continue to enjoy learning about parenting and playing every day with your children, for these opportunities offer the next generation the necessary nurturing and hope to equip them for the future. Ages 6-12
Incredible Years Preschool
The Preschool Basic parenting program strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents' ability to promote children's social, emotional, and language development. Parents also learn how to build school readiness skills and are encouraged to partner with teachers and day care professionals so they can promote childrens emotional regulation and social skills. In the parenting groups, trained Incredible Years facilitators use video clips of real-life situational vignettes to support the training and trigger parenting group discussions, problem solving, and practice exercises. Ages 3-6
I have really enjoyed this class, it has taught me how to work out behavior problems with my children without getting frustrated and negotiating on what we can do to work out things.
Circle of Parents
It's natural to have questions, to seek advice and feel the need to discuss parenting challenges. Not knowing the answers to every question doesn't mean you are a bad parent. It means you're normal. Circle of Parents offers parent self-help support groups for this very reason. These groups offer free, weekly meetings where parents can share information, strategies, ideas and support. The groups are led by parents and are confidential, offering a place for parents to talk about everything from discipline issues to successful strategies for getting kids to help with household tasks. Circle of Parents is an ongoing weekly support group.
[I have learned] to stop yelling and do more stuff with my kids.
[I have learned] to look for good in my kids.
It takes time and patience, it won't happen overnight.