Dublin offers parenting skills course

March 11, 2014 by  

In response to the specific challenges parents face in raising teenagers in the modern world, the city of Dublin has created a parenting skill program.

The program is a joint venture created by Axis Community Health, the Dublin Unified School District, and the city itself. It offers parents a step-by-step plan to helping teenagers make better choices. To promote the program, the city and school district could use a local print company to create flyers and registration forms, thus drumming up attention about a cause sure to be on many parents’ minds.

The 12-week course starts later this month and has been designed for parents whose adolescent children are strong-willed or whose behavior has spun out of control. The goal of the program is to give parents a set of solutions and tools to use to counter destructive teenage behavior.

Topics covered during the course include managing conflict at home, improving an adolescent’s school attendance and performance, and raising a child’s self-esteem.

Getting underway on March 19, the cost of the program is $100 for a single parent and $150 for a couple. A limited number of scholarships might be available for parents in need. The class will meet on Wednesdays at the Valley High School, from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. In addition to time spent in class, parents are encouraged to form support groups with others in the program.