Catholic Charities To Offer Parenting Workshop

MEXICO, NY – The Parent Education Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will soon be offering an informative parenting workshop.

Research has shown that parenting is an ongoing process where parents grow and adapt to meet the needs of their children.

This workshop will offer information and techniques that will help parents meet some of the challenges of raising their children and provide parents with the skills to encourage acceptable and appropriate behaviors.

“Active Parenting Now” is an interactive video-based learning experience that provides parents of children ages 5 – 10 with a skills-focused model of parenting.

This is a comprehensive six-session program that stresses parenting skills rather than theory.

Program director Kevin Slimmer explains, “This interactive, workshop uses practices that have proven effective in keeping parents and other caregivers stimulated and engaged in the learning process.”

He added that those attending the workshop would learn a variety of important parenting skills such as:

Being an active parent

Winning cooperation

How to communicate effectively with children

How to discipline while teaching responsibility

How to encourage the development of self-esteem, courage, and character

How to redirect misbehavior and sidestep power struggles

How to explore and encourage nonviolent conflict resolution inside the home and out.

The “Active Parenting Now” workshop is open to the public and will be offered, free of charge, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – noon beginning Oct. 16 and continuing through Nov. 20.

The workshop will be held at St Mary Star of Sea Church, on Main Street in Mexico.

Those attending and actively participating in all six classes will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

For more information on the “Active Parenting Now” workshop, or to register, call Slimmer at 598-3980.

Class size is limited; those interested in attending are urged to reply no later than Oct. 14.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.