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Boys Town offers three different class types to fit your family's needs. They are:

Toddlers and Preschoolers
Children Ages 6-16
La Crianza Practics de los Hijos

Toddlers and Preschoolers

This class meets once a week for two hours for seven weeks. The class covers:

  • "How I Grow and Learn" - helps parents understand child development, set expectations based on their child's development and find different ways to nurture their child.
  • "My First Teachers" - helps parents teach young children right from wrong, using clear communication and reasonable positive and negative consequences.
  • "Catch Me Being Good" - helps parents observe and create more opportunities to encourage their children's good behavior through praise, attention and affection.
  • "Teach Me What to Do" - helps parents learn effective ways to teach young children better habits through practice.
  • "Help Me Do What's Right" - shows parents how to correct problem behaviors without the power struggle.
  • "Help Me Calm Down" - teaches parents how to correct problem behaviors and give children the time and skills needed to calm down.
  • "Putting It All Together" - helps parents develop a parenting style based on the information they've learned in class, including combining the new skills with the positive skills they already had, to improve relationships with their children.

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Children Ages 6-16

This class meets once a week for two hours for six weeks. The class covers:

  • "Parents as Teachers" - shows parents how to teach children self-discipline.
  • "Effective Praise" - helps parents encourage the positive behaviors their children do and teaches them how to respond enthusiastically and sincerely.
  • "Preventive Teaching" - enables parents to teach their children what they'll need to know in a future situation, and practice using the skill in advance.
  • "Corrective Teaching" - responds to children's problem behaviors with teaching and practicing acceptable alternatives. Parents will be able to adhere to a staying-calm plan for when they get upset with their children.
  • "Teaching Self-Control" - is a skill parents can use to allow children time to calm down and remain calm in future situations.
  • "Putting It All Together" - helps parents develop a parenting style based on the information they've learned in class, including combining the new skills with the positive skills they already had, to improve relationships with their children.

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La Crianza Práctics de los Hijos

Esta clase se reúne por dos horas una vez a la semana durante seis semanas. La clase cubre:

  • "Los padres como maestros" - muestra a los padres cómo enseñar la autodisciplina a sus hijos.
  • "Elogios eficaces" - ayuda a los padres a alentar los comportamientos positivos de sus hijos y les enseña cómo responder con entusiasmo y sinceridad.
  • "Enseñanza preventiva" - permite a los padres enseñar a sus hijos lo que necesitarán conocer en una situación futura y practicar el uso de esta habilidad de manera anticipada.
  • "Enseñanza correctiva" - responde ante los comportamientos problemáticos del niño mediante la enseñanza y práctica de alternativas aceptables. Los padres podrán seguir un plan para mantenerse calmados cuando se enojen con sus hijos.
  • "Enseñanza del autocontrol" - es una habilidad que pueden usar los padres para dar tiempo a los niños de calmarse y mantenerse calmados en situaciones futuras.
  • "Juntar todas las piezas" - ayuda a los padres a crear un estilo de crianza según la información que aprendieron en clase, incluyendo combinar las nuevas habilidades con las habilidades positivas que ya tenían, a fin de mejorar las relaciones con sus hijos.

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