Free parenting workshops offered

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:14

    Newton — During the month of April, Project Self-Sufficiency will continue to offer a series of free parenting workshops for parents and their children. The classes will help to create understanding between parents and their children while emphasizing positive discipline and improved communication. The courses will feature either the Nurturing Parenting Program or the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. Both curricula incorporate interactive instruction for parents and children together. Parents will learn about the different stages of physical and emotional development during childhood. Snacks and childcare will be provided. The sessions are free and open to the public. Workshops offered are: Parents and their children from infancy through the age of ten are invited to attend parenting skills workshops on Wednesdays, beginning April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glen Meadows School, in Vernon. A program for fathers only, 24/7 Dads, will be held at Project Self-Sufficiency, in Newton, on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning on April 1. Classes for expectant parents, teen parents, parents of young children, parents of adolescents, fathers, and families who are in recovery from substance abuse treatment are currently going on at different venues throughout the area. Interested participants should contact Project Self-Sufficiency to learn more about these courses. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. To register for any of the parenting workshops, to discuss parenting needs, or to find out more about other programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500.