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December 2017

Making Rules and Enforcing Consequences

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
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$5.00 - $20.00

“Do you really mean it this time?” Learn the steps for establishing clear expectations and for implementing effective consequences. This class is especially helpful for parents of older children. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make child care arrangements. Childcare is not available and children are not allowed in the class room. Certificate of Completion available. Please…

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Español-Haciendo las Reglas y Implementado las Consecuencias

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2928 W 5th St, 2928 West 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
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$5.00 - $20.00

El aprender a hacer una buena regla y hacer cumplir las consecuencias que realmente cambian el comportamiento Horas de Clase de 6:30-8:30 PM Nota: Ahorre $10 registrandose por adelantado:  $20 per persona o $30 en la puerta.  Cada miembro extra de la familia pagará $5. Por favor haga arreglos de cuidado de niños. Cuidado de los niños no está disponible y los niños no están permitidos en clase. Se dará un certificado al final del programa. Presentarse 15-20 minutos antes de…

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January 2018

Kids First-Arlington Location

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$45.00

This workshop is designed to help adults explore how children perceive divorce and litigation.  It focuses on the emotional issues adults and children experience in the litigation process and provides practical methods to deal with them in an ongoing co-parenting relationship. Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable but may be transferable. To ensure seating, pre-payment is required. It is recommended that co-parents attend separate classes. Class Meets From 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Arlington.…

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Strengthening Stepfamilies-Arlington Location

January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Has merging your family with your partner’s family caused some friction?  Decipher the myriad of family roles and learn effective ways to improve your step-parenting skills.  Discover how to improve communication among stepfamily members and manage conflicts. Class meets from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Arlington Note: $20 per person with advance registration and payment vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Payments are non-refundable but may be transferable. Childcare is not available. Please make childcare arrangements.  Children are not allowed in…

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Ages and Stages of Infants and Toddlers

January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cook Childrens Medical Center, 801 7th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104 United States
Free

Explore the expectations you have for your child. Learn how you can promote a positive developmental environment for your child through Nurturing Parenting techniques.   Discussions will cover birth through age three and the appropriate Intellectual, Physical, Social/Emotional and Language milestones Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This free class meets in the Family Support Meeting Center on the main level of the hospital. (Please check both rooms in the Family Support Meeting Center as room assignments sometimes change.) Please make childcare…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Arlington Location

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable. To insure seating, pre-payment is required.…

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Discipline for Young Children

January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Babies R Us, 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Free

One minute they are sweet babies cuddled in our arms and the next minute they are stomping their little feet and screaming NO! Come learn more about what to expect from toddlers and how to handle their growing need for independence. Class meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Babies R Us in Fort Worth Please register for this FREE community class. Seating is limited. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins.

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Communicating with Your Teen-Arlington Location

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Learn skills to spot and change breakdowns in communication.  Discover how to speak clearly and constructively, and listen accurately and productively.  Find out how to improve communication in your family and teen. It is more than just talking. Class meets from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Arlington Note: : $20 per person with advance registration and payment vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Payments are non-refundable but may be transferable. Please make childcare arrangements. Childcare is not available and children…

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The PATH Project- Restraint and Seclusion

January 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Junior League of Arlington, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
Free

Restraint and Seclusion Learn about what restraint and seclusion really are and the possible dangers and risks associated with the use of these methods. Learn about the required training for personnel on the use of preventative & de-escalation techniques, the warning signs of the use of restraint techniques, and tips for parents to address behavior in school. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is a FREE community class held in partnership with The PATH Project. Please make childcare arrangements. Childcare is not available…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Fort Worth Location

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable but may be transferable To insure…

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Parenting Styles

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Are you a marshmallow, drill sergeant, or tennis ball parent?  This class helps parents discover a balanced parenting style that is appropriate for their child’s developmental level and effective at reducing misbehavior. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Note:Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make childcare arrangements. Children are not allowed in class and childcare is not available. Certificate of Completion available. Please arrive 15…

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Discipline and Your Teen-Arlington Location

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

What works best with teens? Learn about teen development and how to address behavior issues that are common in the teenage years. Class meets from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Arlington Note: $20 per person with advance registration and payment vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Payments are non-refundable. Please make childcare arrangements. Childcare is not available and children are not allowed in class. Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins. To avoid disruption, admission is not allowed  after class…

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Birth Order and Its Affect on Personality and Behavior

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Does birth order really matter? Learn more about how your child’s birth order affects their beliefs, personality and behavior . Find out how your birth order affects the way you parent. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make childcare arrangements. Children are not allowed in class and childcare is not available. Certificate of Completion  provided. Please arrive…

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February 2018

Building Self-Esteem

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

How can I help my child feel accepted, capable, and loved? Discover ways to encourage your child and yourself.  Learn how to help your family build on small accomplishments to reap big rewards! Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make childcare arrangements. Children are not allowed in class and childcare is not available. Please arrive 15 minutes…

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Helping Children Handle Their Feelings

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cook Children’s Medical Center, 801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Free

Does it feel like everyone in the family is screaming at each other? Do your children melt down when told “no” or they are not getting their way? This session is designed to increase parent’s understanding and their abilities to recognize and understand their own feelings as well as their children’s feelings.  It is also deigned to increase parent’s ability to help their children manage and express their feelings. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This free class meets in the…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Fort Worth Location

February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable but may be transferable To insure…

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Improving Communication

February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Learn skills to spot and change breakdowns in communication.  Discover how to speak clearly and constructively, and listen accurately and productively.  Find out how to improve communication in your family or workplace. Class meets from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.  Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make arrangements for childcare. Childcare is not available and children are not allowed in class. Certificate of Completion…

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The PATH Project – Children’s Mental Health Overview

February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Junior League of Arlington, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
Free

Children's Mental Health Overview This workshop provides an introduction to mental health services for children, both in the school and community settings. We will identify some of the common categories of mental health disorders and discuss the requirements set forth by IDEA to help students identified as having mental health disorders. We will also look at some of the various services available, both through the school to help the child academically, and within the community to help the family receive…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Arlington Location

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable. To insure seating, pre-payment is required.…

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Developing Responsible Children

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

How can I ensure that my child will one day be a responsible adult?   This class reveals how responsibility is learned and describes the developmental stages of responsibility.  Parents will examine ways they might hinder their child’s development of responsibility and will learn how to empower their children. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make childcare arrangements. Children…

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Time to Potty

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5800 Overton Ridge Blvd, 5800 Overton Ridge Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Free

Potty training can be stressful for the toddler and parent.  For children, learning to use the potty is a big milestone and welcome relief to parents.  Join us to learn how to make this big milestone a less stressful event for everyone. Class meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Babies R Us 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd., Fort Worth 76132 Please register for this FREE community class. Seating is limited. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins. Certificates of Completion will be available.

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Professional Development – Helping Children Handle Their Feelings

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$5.00 - $10.00

Does it feel like everyone in the family is screaming at each other? Do your children melt down when told “no” or they are not getting their way? This session is designed to increase parent’s understanding and their abilities to recognize and understand their own feelings as well as their children’s feelings.  It is also deigned to increase parent’s ability to help their children manage and express their feelings. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This class meets in Arlington at…

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Positive Discipline

February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

“How can I effectively discipline my child while showing love and respect?”  This class teaches parents how to lead children toward smarter decisions rather than simply punish disobedience.  Participants will learn how to implement choices and consequences, ways to prevent misbehavior, and how to consider the child’s unique temperament when planning discipline. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5.…

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March 2018

Kids First- Fort Worth Location

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$45.00

This workshop is designed to help adults explore how children perceive divorce and litigation.  It focuses on the emotional issues adults and children experience in the litigation process and provides practical methods to deal with them in an ongoing co-parenting relationship. TransParenting by Families First is the curriculum used for this workshop. Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable but may be transferable. To insure seating, pre-payment is required. It is recommended that…

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Making Rules and Enforcing Consequences

March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

“Do you really mean it this time?” Learn the steps for establishing clear expectations and for implementing effective consequences. This class is especially helpful for parents of older children. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Note: Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make child care arrangements. Childcare is not available and children are not allowed in the class room. Certificate of Completion available. Please…

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Teaching Children to Care

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cook Children’s Medical Center, 801 7th Avenue Main Building, Family Support Meeting Center B
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Free

“Kids today seem like they don’t care!” Learning to empathize is a skill just like learning to read or how to build something, it has to be taught. But how do parents teach empathy in a world that seems uncaring? This session is designed to increase parents’ understanding of the concept of empathy and how to develop it in their children. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Family Support Meeting Center the main level. This is a free community…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Arlington Location

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Community Service, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable. To insure seating, pre-payment is required.…

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Positive Brain Development and the Difference Between Male and Female Brains

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Babies R Us, 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Free

Discover the basics of children’s brain development, how to evaluate and meet your child’s needs, and how brain development is related to behavior in children. Learn also how the differences in the operational functioning of the male and female brain are related to behavior and helping parents identify appropriate developmental expectations. This free community is provided in partnership with Babies R Us. Please make childcare arrangements. Childcare is not available and children are not allowed in class. Please arrive 15…

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The PATH Project- Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD Process)

March 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Junior League of Arlington, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
Free

Admission, Review, and Dismissal; The ARD Process Are you the parent of a school-age child with special needs? Do you want to be your child’s advocate at school, but unsure about how the ARD process works? This workshop will provide an overview of the ARD process so that parents will be prepared to participate at every stage of the process. Participants will gain an understanding of the ARD meeting agends, as well as their proocedural rights and responsibilities. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m.…

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Co-Parenting Essentials-Fort Worth Location

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$45.00

Co-Parenting Essentials is an evidence-based program designed to assist parents in co-parenting, focusing on adult issues related to communication, managing emotions and accepting personal responsibility for personal actions.  This class is designed to help prevent problems resulting from divorce and to keep children out of the middle of conflict. Co-Parenting Essentials meets the Texas Family Code Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 105.009 Note: Fee is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Payment is non-refundable but may be transferable To insure…

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Parenting Styles

March 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parenting Center, 2928 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

Are you a marshmallow, drill sergeant, or tennis ball parent?  This class helps parents discover a balanced parenting style that is appropriate for their child’s developmental level and effective at reducing misbehavior. Class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Note:Save $10 by registering and paying in advance: $20 per person vs. $30 at the door. Each additional household member is $5. Please make childcare arrangements. Children are not allowed in class and childcare is not available. Certificate of Completion available. Please arrive 15…

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Español- Estilos de ser padre

March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Junior League of Arlington, 4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013 United States
$5.00 - $20.00

This class is taught in Spanish.  ¿Qué tipo de padre eres? ¿Un bombón, sargento, o pelota de tenis? Esta clase ayudaría a padres descubrir un estilo de ser padre que es equilibrado y apropiado para el nivel de desarrollo del niño, y un estilo que es efectivo en reducir la mala conducta. Hora de clase: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nota: Ahorre $10 registrandose por adelantado: $20 per persona o $30 en la puerta. Cada miembro extra de la familia pagará $5. No…

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