Parenting isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. You’re in it for the long haul and there will be plenty of challenges along the way!
Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley wrapped up its first ever parenting class in Navasota, Tx on Friday. Grimes County participants enjoyed a catered meal and cake to celebrate the ending of the 7 weeks course.
Eloise Morris, parent and participant, received her certificate of completion and said Grimes County needed this type of program and wants to encourage more parents to attend SFBV’s program next year. ” I learned so many new ways and effective techniques when it comes to discipline children. When my children are having temper tantrums, I’ve learned to wait until they have calmed down and then discuss consequences for their actions. Before, I would get into a shouting match which only added fuel to the fire. I also learned to reward them for their “good” behavior.”
Chasitdy Love, Grimes County Program Coordinator said, “participants were very attentive and excited about learning to communicate better with their children.” Love hopes they were able to learn better discipline techniques and to improve relationships between parents and their children from attending the class.
“I’ve learned how to manage children better when they are being “bad” and to teach them how to reduce negative thinking.” “Mrs. Love was a great teacher and she made the classes interesting and I’m looking forward to the upcoming classes.” said Vikirenaa Calhoun.
Family Financial Management [Wi$eUp] classes will be offered in 2017.
SFBV is a project within the Family and Community Health unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension that seeks to provide couples and individuals with the tools they need to create and maintain health families.
The project serves Burleson, Brazos, Grimes, Madison and Robertson counties.
Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.