Classes to focus on active parenting

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LEWISTON – Advocates For Children will offer two parenting classes in August.

“Parenting 101, Good Discipline, Good Kids” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 1.

Respectful communication between parents and children is the key to good discipline. Parents who take the class will learn how to engage cooperation, effectively set rules and expectations, how to problem solve, alternatives to punishment, accept and respect children’s feelings and manage anger.

Registration is required; child care is provided. The fee is $5. The class is recommended for parents with children ages 4 to 12.

“Parenting 201, Keeping Peace at Home” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. The class will help parents understand why conflict occurs, how to prevent it and how to reach a peaceful resolution.

It will help parents acquire a more peaceful, harmonious life at home. Registration is required, child care will be provided. The fee is $5. The class is recommended for parents with children ages 4 to 12. Call 783-3990 to register.

The Parent Resource Center, a program of Advocates for Children,will offer a Farmers Market field trip at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. Those wishing to go should meet at Advocates For Children at the B Street Community Center, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Everyone will walk to the park together.

For more information about groups or activities being held at Advocates For Children or to register for the event, call 783-3990 or e-mail info@advocatesforchildren.net. To learn more about Advocates For Children, visit the office or www.advocatesforchildren.net.

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