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Common Sense Parenting Classes

Please call 712-302-7999 with questions or to register for a class. You must pre-register to attend a class.

Upcoming Free Classes

Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thursdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 25 (no class October 10)

Time: Free Meal provided at 5 p.m., class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare also provided.

Where: Family Inc., 170 South Elm Street, Avoca

Topics Covered:

  • How I Grow and Learn
  • My First Teachers
  • Catch Me Being Good
  • Teach Me What to Do
  • Help Me Do What's Right
  • Help Me Calm Down
  • Putting it All Together


Evening Meal and Childcare provided by



Thursdays, Aug. 30 - Oct. 4

Time: Free Meal provided at 5:30 p.m., class from 6 to 8 p.m. Childcare also provided.

Where: First Congregational Church, 611 1st Ave, Council Bluffs, IA

Topics Covered:

  • Parents as Teachers
  • Effective Praise
  • Preventive Teaching
  • Corrective Teaching
  • Teaching Self-Control
  • Putting It All Together


We also provide training for professionals that want to bring Common Sense Parenting to their community. Learn more.