Classes offer insight on hot parenting topics
As summer slows the pace of today’s hectic family life, it can be a great opportunity for parents to take time to learn some new skills. Youth Eastside Services (YES) is hosting its first Summer Parenting Classes, a series covering a variety of hot topics designed to improve family communication and increase harmony.
"Parenting Through Separation or Divorce" will help parents improve communication and avoid common pitfalls of parenting during this difficult time. June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
"Talking with Kids about Marijuana in the Age of Legalization" will cover drug trends, strategies for talking to kids and ways to ensure an alcohol and drug-free summer. June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
"Chore Wars!" will provide pointers on building a cooperative household and reducing chore-related friction. July 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
"Transitioning to Middle or High School" will teach parents ways to support their child as they learn to navigate changing schools, changing bodies and the need to belong. August 18, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. for parents of kids entering middle school; and 11 a.m. – noon for parents of kids entering high school.
"Positive Discipline" a four-part series designed to reduce power struggles, improve communication and teach parents the benefits of a kind-but-firm discipline strategy. There are multiple offerings and times for this class.
Additional information can be found at YouthEastsideServices.org/classes. All classes take place at YES’ Bellevue offices in Crossroads Park. Cost is $10 per parent or parenting couple. The Positive Discipline series is $90 for four two-hour classes and includes a copy of the book Positive Discipline. To enroll in a class call 425.747.4938 or email info@YouthEastsideServices.org.
YES is a nonprofit organization and a leading provider of youth counseling and substance abuse services in the region. Since 1968, YES has been a lifeline for kids and families, offering treatment, education and prevention services to help youth become healthy, confident and self-reliant and families to become strong, supportive and loving. While YES accepts insurance, Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale, no one is turned away for inability to pay.