Have a child? Have a teen? Have some help.
The South Washington County School District "School Age Family Education" (SAFE) parent/adult education and support program is offering the following opportunities for adults fostering the needs of children.
"Get Your Child to Listen the FIRST Time!" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Media Center at Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Boulevard, Cottage Grove. The cost for the class, # PE101, is $8.
Presenter Toni Schutta, a parent coach and licensed psychologist, will offer strategies for resolving one of the most common parenting complaints, "My child doesn't listen the first time that I ask."
Schutta will offer 21 different options that may be used to derail a child's defiance and get results that lower household stress levels.
"I Have a Teenager... Now What???" will be held Mondays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 2045 A at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury. The cost for this class, # PE105, is $16.
SAFE instructor Mary Gale will lead a two-session class where adults will learn about normal development, communication/conflict and the parenting style that works best with teens. Jill Kiltie, school social worker, will present results from the Minnesota Student Survey.
The survey questioned students about activities, experiences, and behaviors. Topics covered include tobacco, alcohol and drug use, school climate, physical activity, violence and safety, connections with school and family, health, and other topics. Questions about sexual activity are asked of high school students. Risky behaviors will be discussed and strategies for ensuring healthy decision-making and success for teens will be given.
Register for either class at www.cecool.com. Questions may be directed to (651) 768-6416.