Parenting Education

Who can you call for more info?
Nancy Johanson Paul, 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236

Fall 2014 Parenting Classes
For parents of 2-8 year olds.
Incredible Years weekly classes in English start October in Cascade Locks. Snacks are provided. Explore new parenting techniques, like new ways to deal with challenging behavior. Learn how to play with, praise and reward your young children. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings” to increase your child’s emotion literacy. By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success. Call Nancy at 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236 to register.

Parenting Now in The Dalles starts in October. Network with other parents, share ideas and learn new parenting tools.  Build your child’s confidence with NEW positive discipline tools, using tangible rewards & routines and effective praise. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings” to increase your child’s emotion literacy. By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success. Call Nancy at 541-436-0319, or toll free at 855-308-2236 to register.

For Spanish speaking parents.
Incredible Years in Spanish starts September 11 in Parkdale. A light dinner and childcare are provided for this free class series. Learn parenting skills, positive approaches to discipline, stress management and communication skills. Call Gabriel Muro at 541-490-6429 to enroll.

Parenting in the Gorge Guide
Fun family activities, parenting classes, online resources, playgroups, library story hours. This guide makes it easy for parents to find what their family needs. Parenting in the Gorge Guide is also in Spanish.

Playgroups
The Dalles-English
The Dalles-Spanish
Hood River County 2014

What parents say about our Parenting classes:
“We are here because we love our kids!” ~Dry Hollow Mom
“I really didn’t want to attend at first, but now I’m hooked. I LOVE this class and I’m going to miss coming together and learning about parenting. I have learned so much!” ~The Dalles Dad
“The parenting class has made parenting much easier and has made life for my children so much better.” ~Hood River Mom

A Mom Tells Why She Loves Our Classes

30 Seconds of Good Reasons to Sign Up

What parents say about parenting classes:
“I have noticed a great improvement in the way my son and I communicate. I have practiced more of the ‘touching communication’ and have noticed that I get more unsolicited hugs and ‘I love yous’, which in turn he gets more as well.” ~ The Dalles parent

Children in the Middle: Parenting Through Divorce or Separation
For parents going through separation or divorce; discover new insights that focus on healthy ways to deal with the most common problems. Learn ways to reduce stress and conflict,  ways to deal with feelings, and to communicate more effectively.

Outcomes
How do we know that our work with parents is effective? We measure a few key indicators, like whether we’re seeing parents often enough, and how often parents are reading to their children. Then we compile the results into a statistical report and send it off to our funders, so they know we’re getting the results they were hoping for.

Blog Posts
Our Executive Director frequently writes about Parenting Education on her blog.

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