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Common Sense Parenting Classes

Upcoming Free Classes

Who Should Attend: Parents and Professionals
Must call 712-302-7999 to pre-register and join our waiting list

Toddlers and Preschoolers

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

  • How I Grow and Learn — Helps parents understand development, set expectations, and find different ways to nurture their children.
  • My First Teachers — Helps parents teach 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 good behavior through praise, attention, and affection.
  • Teach Me What to Do — Helps parents learn effective ways to teach children better habits through practice.
  • Help Me Do What's Right — Shows parents how to correct problem behaviors without a 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 that will improve relationships with their children.

Children Ages 6-16

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

  • Parents as Teachers — Shows parents how to teach children self-discipline.
  • Effective Praise — Helps parents encourage positive behaviors by responding enthusiastically and sincerely.
  • Preventive Teaching — Enables parents to teach children what they'll need to know in future situations, as well as practice using the skill.
  • 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 become upset with their children.
  • Teaching Self-Control — Teaches 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 that will improve relationships with their children.

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