Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs
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Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs
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Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with lots of programs being held at Fort Drum that are open to the public. Some of these programs are listed on the right along with an article listing all the events.

Our Parenting Educators provide several research-based educational programs to help you through the most challenging, and most rewarding, job you'll ever have - being a parent. Check out the individual programs to learn more about how each one may help you with your daily engagement as a parent.

  • Discipline is Not a Dirty Word - Join us for an hour of interactive learning focused on the basic principles of discipline for children ages 2-10. This workshop will help caregivers direct children to what they can do while making their children feel lovable and capable. Strategies include offering children appropriate choices, changing the environment not the behavior, and working with children, not against them. Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.
  • Magic Years - The Magic Years curriculum is designed for families with children from birth through age four who are looking for research-based information to enhance their parenting skills. The six, two-hour lessons will to explain best practices in child development and parenting to caregivers.Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge and behavior affect their children.
  • Middle Years - The Middle Years curriculumis designed for families with children 5 to 10 years of age who are looking for research-based information to enhance their parenting skills. The six, two-hour lessons will improve communication between parents and their children in order to create a home environment in which children can thrive. The Middle Years classes will assist parents in developing a deeper understanding of positive child self-esteem development and effective communication.
  • Parenting After Separation or Divorce - This three-hour program is designed to assist parents in helping their children adjust to parental separation or divorce. Topics discussed include identifying parent/child reaction to divorce; developing skills for helping children cope; post-separation parenting; co-parenting vs. parallel parenting; communicating effectively between households; and identifying and managing stress for parents and children. This class may meet court ordered parenting requirements.
  • Smart Steps - This program is designed for remarried or partnering couples and their children.The six, two-hour sessions focus on building couple and family strengths while addressing the unique needs and issues that couples face in step families.Topics covered include step family myths; realistic expectations for adults and children; stages of step family development; legal issues; finances; defining roles and rules; developing empathy; understanding child development; step-parent/step-child relationships; communication with your child’s other parent; and building respectful and caring relationships. Parents and children attend parallel sessions and come together at the end for a shared activity.

For more information about any of the above programs, contact Leslie Cherry at lc579@cornell.edu or 315-788-8450.

Contact

Leslie Cherry
Parenting & Family Environment Program Coordinator
lc579@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 262

Last updated May 1, 2017