Free parenting workshops offered

| 21 Feb 2012 | 07:11

    Newton — During the month of January, Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a series of free parenting workshops for parents with children of all ages. The classes will help to create understanding between parents and their children while emphasizing positive discipline and improved communication. The series will be based on the “Systematic Training for Effective Parenting,” a six-week long curriculum designed for the participation of parents without their children. Parents will also learn about the different stages of physical and emotional development during childhood. All classes will take place at the agency’s new campus, which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. Snacks and childcare will be provided. Classes for parents of children from birth through the age of six will be offered on Wednesdays, from noon to 2 p.m. The class will begin on Jan. 14 and end Feb. 18. A workshop for parents of children from birth through the age of 10 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Jan. 13 and ending Feb. 17. Parents of teenagers are invited to attend a class beginning Jan. 22. This course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. through Feb. 26. Spanish-speaking families are encouraged to participate in a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning Jan. 22 and ending Feb. 26h. To register for any of the parenting workshops, to discuss your parenting needs, or to find out more about other programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500.