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YSB offers free parenting program

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be offering a 7-week series addressing the challenges of raising pre-adolescents and adolescents. There is no cost for the classes, Parent Trap, and will be held at the YSB office located at 1344 Maple Drive from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning April 4 through May 16.  The class will cover such things as:

* Why it is hard to say “No” to our children while learning why it is important to do so
* Provide techniques to assist parents in enhancing structure and consistency within their homes
* Help parents identify what their “buttons” are so they can learn ways to not allow their children to “push those buttons” to get their way
* Provide parents a forum to hear and learn from other parents who are dealing with the same issues.

“Being a parent is the hardest job there is and children do not come with instruction manuals,” shared Mary Jane Klenoski, Empowering Parent coordinator. “Young people today are facing issues that most adults did not have to address until they had the maturity and life experiences to know how to deal with them. This makes it even more important that parents have the knowledge, support and encouragement to be able to help their child maneuver through adolescence,” stated Jan Williams, executive director.

Empowering Parents is one of 18 programs and services offered by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County. Funding is provided by United Way and SCAN prevention dollars. To learn more about Empowering Parents or the Youth Services Bureau contact the office at (260) 356-9681 or email ysbadm@choiceonemail.com.