GLOBE-Being a successful parent means more than providing food, clothing and shelter. It means playing an active role in a child’s growth and development, and taking an active approach to parenting. But you don’t have to do it alone.
The organization Active Parenting supports and prepares families through every stage and every step of their child’s development. Active Parenting is now announcing new services for the young families of Globe-Miami, Hayden and San Manuel, including Active Parenting classes for parents and caregivers of children aged newborn to five years.
The Active Parenting curriculum teaches parenting methods for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, covering children’s stages of development and how to successfully prepare a child for school and help them succeed. The classes also teach both children and parents how to cope with being temperamental, along with how to foster and develop confidence and courage. Parents and caregivers will learn how to nurture a child with just the right combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline.
Classes are free of charge and consist of four 2-hour sessions held once a week. The classes are for anyone who cares for a child (newborn to five years old), including parents, grandparents, extended family members, sitters, child care workers and anyone else with child care responsibilities.
Classes meet at the Cobre Valley Medical Center and are facilitated by health educators Charlene Becker and Liz Mata. Refreshments and snacks are provided during class, and parents will receive free diapers after each session. If you would like to join a class – or arrange a special class at your own facility – please call Charlene Becker at (928) 812-0555 or Liz Mata at (928) 425-9276.