RUMFORD – “Effective Discipline” is the topic of a workshop being offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, at the Rumford Public Library.

The workshop teaches children self-responsibility, maintains self-esteem and strengthens the parent-child relationship.

“Effective disciplinarians gradually work themselves out of a job,'” said Wendy Legg Pollock, Extension educator and leader of the workshop.

“Children then learn what appropriate behavior is expected of them and become self-disciplined. Learning, and using, tools of effective discipline will greatly reduce the battles in any family,” she said.

The workshop is open to the public, free. Registration is required by March 22. Call the Extension Office at 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482 to register.

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