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Craig class aims to make parenting less challenging

Positive Solutions for Families is a free, six-week course that promotes social/emotional development and helps reduce challenging behaviors.
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CRAIG  — Parenting can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge families don’t have to face alone. Connections4Kids offers resources and services for children and their families from birth to age 8, including the six-week Positive Solutions for Families course.

“I love this class for several reasons,” said Trish Snyder, Parent Education Center coordinator. “First, because it is a proactive philosophy and guides families to look at what is behind the behavior. Second, it gives families the chance to respond, rather than react. And third, it is interactive, with open discussions in a safe, confidential environment.”

During the course, people share their own challenges and success stories and offer fresh ideas and strategies that have worked for them with their own children. The skills learned in the class work well for children of all ages.

“I use these strategies every day, even with my own husband,” Snyder said. “I have had parents, teachers, grandparents, and child care providers participate in this class.”

The six-week class is offered to at no cost, with dinner and free childcare will be provided.

Classes meet weekly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., and the next course is set to begin Feb. 20.

To register, call 970-824-1081, or email parented@connections4kids.org.

“Positive Solutions for Families is valuable for anyone who works with children and truly offers valuable, effective strategies that promote strong social-emotional development and helps in understanding and addressing challenging behaviors,” Snyder said.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.