Parenting Connections – Understanding Your Children series
We live in a fast paced world going from one activity to another. Within the framework of the family, we often overlook the needs of our children and replace them with wants. Frequently this results in a break in connectivity with parents and children.
It’s easier to give them what they want rather than what they need. ”Parenting Connections” is a series of parenting education presentations that will help parents understand children – why they do what they do. Child Growth and Development is the first lesson focusing on the physical and mental abilities of children at specific ages. Positive Discipline concentrates on teaching children how to behave using positive strategies, eliminating negative reactions to children’s behavior. All too frequently parents lose their temper and aggressive parental behavior comes to the forefront. Parent-Child Communication teaches the parent how to communicate with their children.
Working parents, parents who have other interests, children too involved in extra curricular activities or just trying to keep up with school work have less time to have conversation time among the family members. Developing Your Child’s Self Esteem is the final lesson of the series. Positive interaction is essential in developing your child’s self esteem. A healthy self esteem improves the child’s potential in success at school and later in life at developing a career and raising their own families.
Other parenting topics to be discussed will be financial management and nutrition. Financial security and a healthy well-being for your child is just as important as discipline, self-esteem, communication and stages of development.
“Parenting Connections” an eight hour parenting course will be offered on Monday, August 8 & 15 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday August 16 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m at the Texas AgriLife Extension office, 1402 Band Road, Rosenberg. Pre-registration is required by August 5 at $25.00 per person or late registrations will be accepted August 6 through April 8 at $30.00 per person by calling Jacque 281-342-3034. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the series to be held. Remember, the decision to have children is the most important decision you will make and is a lifetime commitment.
If you have special needs in order to participate in this program, please contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Fort Bend County at 281-342-3034.
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