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Classes Can Bring The Joy Back Into Being a Parent

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Parenting and Relationship Classes:

1, 2, 3, 4, Parents!

Three-week program for parents of 1 to 4 year olds. Learn how to use positive, non-violent discipline skills, offer choices and consequences, and exercise the power of encouragement. $20/session, $5 for each additional family member. $20 book purchase required. Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114, or www.fcsok.org.

Active Parenting Now

For parents of 5- to 12-year-olds. Learn effective discipline techniques, how to give logical consequences and how to encourage responsibility and cooperation. $25/session. $15 book purchase required. Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Active Parenting of Teens

Home life and family relationships are still one of the biggest influences on a teen’s development. Six-week program for parents of teenagers, ages 13 and older. $20/session, $5 for each additional family member. $20 book required. Call for starting dates and times. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Active Parenting For Stepfamilies

When a stepfamily is formed, everyone needs to build good relationships with new family members. In this 6-week class parents will learn realistic expectations, styles of parenting, relationship-building skills, effective communication tools, how to handle problems, how to merge family values and cultures, how to handle kids who live in two households. $100/person or $150 for two. Call for starting dates and times. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

Your relationship with your partner may have ended, but your children need both of you to be involved in their lives. In this six-week class, either one or both parents can learn to: manage anger, take control of conflict, negotiate agreements, allow children to love both parents, and cooperate, because co-parenting is forever. $100/person or $150 for two. Call for starting dates and times. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Do You have a Difficult Child?

We’ll help you begin the process of managing and even appreciating your child’s temperament. This class might be for you if your child sometimes does not quite fit into either school or home life, your child hates school, your child is disruptive in class. $20. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Surviving High Conflict

Over two sessions, this interactive web-based program will equip you to handle high conflict situations with your co-parent by learning conflict resolutions skills, improving communication, letting go of the past relationship, and keeping the focus on the kids. $60. Session I: 1st Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Session II: 3rd Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Within Our Reach

Build on your existing strengths as a couple while learning the skills needed to create a safe and stable relationship. Specifically tailored for parents of children 0-8 years of age. Learn how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, preserve and enhance love, commitment, and friendship. Free one-day workshop. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch and $30 cash to assist with childcare. Also, engaged couples receive a 50% discount on their marriage license. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

Forever For Real

In this free relationship enhancement class for couples with no children, or children aged 9 or older. Learn how to manage conflict, maintain fun and friendship in your relationship, tap into the power of your couple identity, communicate effectively. Free. Call for dates and times. Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria. Info: 918.560.1112, 918.560.1114 or www.fcsok.org.

The Incredible Years

Award-winning parenting program taught by a child development specialist from Tulsa Health Department. For parents of children ages 2-8.

Topics include how to play with your baby and child, positive attention: encouragement and praise, limit setting, time out and helping your child calm down, natural consequences, common behavioral problems.

12-week course offered Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. at Boston Avenue Methodist Church. $50 per couple. Cost includes a handbook, dinner for the family and childcare. Call 918.99.0112 or e-mail pattybanes@bostonavenue.org for reservations.

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