Healthy children coalition schedules Parent Cafe

November 2, 2013

The Hood County for Healthy Children coalition is offering free Parent Cafe sessions adapted from Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting (CBENP) program. Students and parents from any school district are invited to attend.

The first session, slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Lipan school library, will focus on the basic philosophies and practices of nurturing parenting. Dinner will be served.

Hood Parent Cafes are offered in small, intimate settings where parents/caregivers have an opportunity to discuss their families and parenting challenges, share ideas and learn proven parenting techniques. They also engage the community to build healthy families.

Hood Parent Cafe sessions are comprised of a series of 10 independent 60-90 minute lessons adapted from the CBENP program The CBENP lessons include:

The Philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parenting

Ages and Stages of Growth for Infants and Toddlers

Ways to Enhance Positive Brain Development in Children & Teens

Communicating with Respect

Building Self-Worth in Children

Understanding Feelings

Understanding and Developing Family Morals, Values and Rules

Praising Children and their Behavior

Alternatives to Spanking (aka Positive Discipline Strategies)

Learning Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger

Although the program and dinner are free, reservations are requested. Call Sandra Jennings at 254-646-2266 ext. 260 or e-mail [email protected] Children of all ages are also welcome, and childcare will be available.

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