Free Parenting Class: Positive Discipline (Portsmouth and/or Newport News)

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We all need support at some point in our parenting journey. Take advantage of this FREE Positive Discipline class available, beginning in late September, in Portsmouth. There is also another offering in mid-October in Newport News.

Where: Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Conference Room C 3636 High St. Portsmouth VA 23707
When: Thursday evenings, September 28 to November 2, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Where: Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602
When: Friday evenings, October 13 to November 17, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Description: Bon Secours Family Focus is sponsoring the Positive Discipline parenting program. Positive Discipline is a curriculum-based program that teaches parenting without punishing children. It teaches parents how to talk respectfully to their children while being firm. Is it possible to be kind and firm at the same time? Being kind and firm helps parents get to the core of their child’s “misbehavior” and positive discipline offers techniques to establish strong relationships and thinking, responsible children. The key to positive discipline is not punishment but mutual respect. This class is geared for parents and caregivers of children, ages 6 to 11.

The discussion will be centered on:

• Bridging communication gaps.
• Defusing power struggles.
• Avoiding the dangers of praise.
• Enforcing your message of love.
• Building on strengths, not weaknesses.
• Holding children accountable with their self-respect intact.
• Teaching children not what to think but how to think.
• Winning cooperation at home and at school.

For more information or to register, please contact Delores Price at delores_price@bshsi.org or (757) 886-6511.

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