Time to Register for Fall Parenting Classes

September 5, 2023, Lynne Brown

New Blog Post SAs the kids head back to school, a new school year has begun. What better time to join a parenting class and support your important role as a parent? Now is the time to register!

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find a class that can help you right where you are on your parenting journey. Are you looking for support for a struggle you are having in your family? Or maybe you simply want to meet some other parents and build community. Add a few strategies for helping your kids grow into thriving adults.

Parenting classes are not just for families who are struggling, although they can help if you are.

Parenting classes offer a place to meet others in the same stages of parenting. In a parenting class, you can hear how others are handling situations that are familiar to all parents, learn new approaches when something isn’t working for your family, and get reassurance that what you are going through isn’t unusual.

The Parenting Success Network’s Class Calendar has all the details about how to register for all the classes being offered this fall.

Classes offered this fall

Here are a few highlights of classes starting in September:

Abriendo Puertas

For Latino families with children between the ages of 0 and 12, Abriendo Puertas meets weekly at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Dinner and activities for the kids are provided. Parents will learn how to advocate for their children, get information on temperament, and pick up some new skills for discipline. Taught in Spanish by Luis Acosta.

Nurturing Parenting Skills

Meeting on Thursday mornings at the Ollala Center in Toledo, this class focuses on nurturing as a lifestyle, communication, and managing stress. Childcare is provided by ABC Education Center.

Nurturing Parenting is also being offered by the Family Relief Nursery in Lebanon on Thursday evenings. Dinner, childcare, and transportation assistance will be provided.

Circle of Security – Young Roots

For teen and young adult parents between the ages of 13 and 24, with children of all ages, Circle of Security classes help strengthen secure and supportive relationships with your children. This class meets on Tuesday evenings in Albany.

Circle of Security – Philomath

Circle of Security is also being hosted by Strengthening Rural Families in Philomath. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings in Philomath for all parents and caregivers of children ages 0 – 10.

Live and Learn – multiple locations & ages

Live and Learn is a 10-week course for parents and children and offers information, activities, songs, and games focused on supporting children’s development. Classes include opportunities for parents to discuss parenting topics, meet other parents, and join in activities with their children. See the calendar for locations and times.

Active Parenting of Teens

For parents of teenagers, Active Parenting of Teens meets in downtown Corvallis on Tuesday evenings. Learn strategies for dealing with risky behavior, ways to open communication with your teen, and develop respectful discipline techniques. Dinner is included, as well as childcare vouchers for parents with younger children at home.

Family Promise Art Night

Held every second Tuesday of each month in Lincoln City, Family Promise Art Night includes dinner and art activities for children and their parents.

Family Matters: Navigating the Child Welfare System

Offered online, this one-session class being held on September 19th will share strategies for working with the child welfare system.

This is just a brief sample of what is available. Check out the calendar for a full listing of classes.

To register for a class, hop on over to the Parenting Success Network’s Class Calendar. There you’ll find details about where and when the class meets – and how to sign up.