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YSB taking registrations for Empowering classes

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013

As a parent do you ever feel like pulling your hair out or wonder what planet your child lives on? Well, you are not alone. Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have. Raising children in today’s society is even harder. With all of the issues facing today’s families, is it any wonder why so many families find themselves overwhelmed and struggling? The Youth Services Bureau can help.

The YSB is taking registrations for the upcoming Empowering Parent classes. There are two different classes being offered. Growing As Parents (GAP) is designed to cover normal growth and development, age appropriate discipline, nurturing communication and many other helpful tips. The 2-hour class is offered on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs for 6-weeks beginning Tuesday, February 5.

Parent Trap is designed to address the issues parents face as they parent pre-adolescent and adolescent children. Information on why a parent reacts to their child’s behaviors, how best to deal in situations when it would be so much easier to give in however, the parent knows the answer should be “No” and more helpful techniques and information. “Parenting today’s adolescents can be very frustrating and challenging and many families are facing similar frustrations,” stated Mary Jane Klenoski, parenting coordinator. This series is also a 2-hour class offered weekly on Wednesday’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The six week series begins Wednesday, February 6.

There is no fee for these classes but registration is required. All classes are held at the Youth Services Bureau located at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington. To learn more about these classes or the agency, contact the office at (260) 356-9681 or (800) 298-5444. Email questions to