Family Resources & Education

Parenting Programs & Workshops

LBCC Parenting Education often partners with organizations and agencies in our area to offer classes that are free or very low cost to the parents of our community. Depending on our partner, we are also sometimes able to offer free childcare and free meals as part of the class. For a current list of Parenting Education classes and workshops visit the Class Schedule link below. When class lists are created at the beginning of each term, that information can also be found on the Parenting Success Network website, the Pollywog website, and the LBCC Class Schedule.

Fall Term 2022 Schedule of Classes

Effective Parenting of Teens

This class provides parents with the skills to improve family communication while reducing family conflicts and teens' negative behaviors and attitudes. You'll learn positive ways to relate to your teen by increasing your knowledge of the developmental needs of adolescents, thereby better understanding their behavior. Increase your abilities in communication, supervision, conflict resolution and positive discipline, while enjoying the support of other parents experiencing similar issues.

Living with your Middle Schooler

What makes middle schoolers tick? How can you help your child develop responsibility, stay engaged in school and weather the social turmoil of these years? The program uses presentation, discussion and activity. Usually offered as 6-sessions over 6 weeks. Taught in English.

Make Parenting a Pleasure

Identify your strengths as a parent, take better care of yourself and discover new ways to make parenting easier. Develop a better understanding of your child's behavior. Learn ways to discipline that fit your child's age. Class uses activities and video clips and there is plenty of time to talk with other parents. Usually offered as 10 sessions over 10 weeks. Taught in English; also available in Spanish as "Haga de la Paternidad un Placer".

Nurturing Parenting

Build skills to nurture your child better through empathy and positive communication. Learn about stages of child development so you know why your child behaves the way she does. Explore what types of discipline will work best at different ages, including alternatives to spanking. Course includes ten sessions, each on a different topic, based on the philosophy of nurturing parents. Sessions can be delivered as a series or as individual workshops. Available in Spanish as "Crianza con Carino".

Nurturing Skills for Families

Start class with a questionnaire to assess your parenting beliefs and strengths. Working with participants, the instructor then chooses lessons to meet the group's needs. Topics include developing expectations based on your child's age, building empathy and positive communication, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments, alternatives to spanking, deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child's growing independence, and more. Classes are usually 10 sessions. Class is sometimes offered just for parents; sometimes it includes a group in which children learn the same ideas through guided activities. Available in Spanish as "El Programa de Crianza con Carino para Padres y Sus Ninos".

Ready Together - School Success

Prepare your 2-6 year old child to succeed in school. Build their academic and social skills by using your time together strategically. Learn to help your child build reading readiness and writing skills and stick with a task even when frustrated. Learn how to coach your child to express their feelings, calm down, and get along with others by sharing, waiting, and taking turns. Be a Ready Party and raise a Ready Child! Uses the Incredible Years Attentive Parenting curriculum. Usually offered as 6 sessions over 6 weeks. Available in English and Spanish

The Incredible Years

Build a more cooperative relationship with your child. Learn how to make clear family rules. Prevent behavior problems and learn how to deal with any problems your child has already. Help your child get along with friends and do better in school. Watch video clips to see good and bad ways for parents to act with their children. Learn new ideas and have time to share with other parents. Usually offered as 10 sessions over 10 weeks. Available in English and Spanish.




Abriendo Puertas

For Latino parents with children 0-5 years of age, this class promotes school readiness for children through discussions about child development, positive discipline, early literacy, health, exercise and more. It supports family well-being by teaching parents leadership and civic engagement skills. Taught in Spanish.

Crianza con Carino Programa para Ser mejores Padres

Construya habilidades para educar mejor a su hijo/a, a traves de la comunicacion compenetrada y positiva. Aprenda acerca de las etapas en el desarrollo del niño/a, de esta manera sabra por que se comporta de esa manera determinada. Explore los tipos de disciplina que funcionan mejor en las diferentes edades, incluyendo las alternativas para de nalgadas/palmadas. El curso incluye diez sesiones, cada una es un tema diferente, basado en la filosofia de programa para ser mejores padres. Las sesiones pueden ser impartidas como una serie o como talleres individuales. Disponible en ingles como, "Nurturing Parenting".

Habilidades de Crianza para las Familias - El Programa de Crianza con Carino para Padres y Sus Ninos

La clase empieza con un cuestionario, para encontrar las creencias y las fortalezas con las que cuentan los padres. Trabajando con los participantes, el instructor luego escoge las lecciones que se ajustan a las necesidades del grupo. Los temas incluye las expectativas que se vayan descubriendo, basadas en la edad del niño /a, la construccion de una comunicacion compenetrada y positiva una disciplina comprensiva, recompensas y castigos, alternativas para de nalgadas/palmadas, decidir cuando los padres deberian estar en control y cuando apoyar el aumento de la independencia de su hijo/a y mas. Las clases son usualmente 10 sesiones. A veces las clases se ofrecen solo para los padres; otras veces se incluye al grupo, donde los niños aprenden las mismas ideas a traves de actividades guiadas. Disponible en ingles como, "Nurturing Skills for Families".

Haga de la Paternidad un Placer

Identifique sus fortalezas como padre/madre, cuide mejor de Ud. mismo y descubra nuevas maneras de hacer mas facil el ser padres. Desarrollar un mejor entendimiento de la conducta de su hijo/a. Aprender maneras para disciplinar dependiendo de la edad de su hijo/a. Las clases usan activadades y videos cortos y hay suficiente tiempo para hablar con otros padres. usualmente ofrecemos como 10 sesiones en un periodo de 10 semanas. Son dictadas en español; tambien en ingles como, "Make Parenting a Pleasure".

Los Anos Maravillosos

Construya relaciones mas cooperativas con su hijo/a. Aprenda como hacer las reglas familiares claras. Prevenga problemas y aprender como lidiar con cualquier problema que ye tenga su hijo/a. Ayude a su hijo/a a llevarse bien con amigos y a tener mejores calificaciones en la escuela. ver videos cortos, para ver buenas y malas maneras de actuar, de los padres con sus niños. Aprender nuevas ideas y tener tiempo para compartir con otros padres. Usualmente ofrecemos como 10 sesiones en un periodo de 10 semanas. disponsible en ingles y español.