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Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA

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8 Reasons to Take Parenting Classes

Many parents wonder if they would benefit from parenting classes. Just like any area of learning – you can never know “too much” and staying up-to-date with recent research in the field will only add to your “bag of tricks”. Here are 8 reasons you should consider it…

  1. Learn how to better understand your child’s developmental needs and what to expect at each stage of life.
  2. Better understand why your child is engaging in challenging behaviors (trantrums, hitting, inappropriate language, property destruction, hitting, biting, self-injurious behaviors, etc.
  3. Learning to recognize your strengths as parents.
  4. Learn how to increase your mindfulness, patience and limit your emotional responses when handling difficult situations with your child.
  5. Learn how to co parent successfully and consistently.
  6. Match your parenting style with your child’s learning style.
  7. Find new ways to motivate and inspire your child.
  8. Stay up-to-date with recent research.

After all…confident, informed and mindful parenting leads to confident, secure and independent children!