Becoming a parent is an amazing time in life that is unlike anything else. But taking classes to prepare yourself to be a parent can be a terrific way to start as a parent. These classes are available for parents from all walks of life from traditional families, to single parents, to teen parents, and parents from the LGBTQ+ community.
Parenting classes can do a lot for you. These classes can help you to get accurate and scientifically proven advice on raising a kid.
Why to take Parenting Classes?
Children’s Wellness Company provides parenting help, including classes. Some Social Service agencies that help pregnant mothers often instruct them to take classes before receiving welfare or other assistance. Children’s Wellness will provide a new parent with helpful tools to begin the parenting journey. Sometimes these classes are held in a one-on-one setting (optionally with your partner). Other times classes are held as a group to embrace the benefits of shared learning. You will learn the basics of childcare and parenting in addition to learning about resources that are available to new parents.
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) requires all parents going through a divorce, separation, or custody case to complete a parent education and family stabilization course (parenting class). Children’s Wellness is DCF approved and will provide you with your needed certificate.
Children’s Wellness can provide you with additional resources in your area.
What Do You Learn In Parenting Classes?
A wide range of parenting advice and information is addressed in parenting classes. From how to care for your child at home to health issues that children develop. Some parenting classes address issues from further down the road such as anger management, conflict resolution and substance abuse.
Basic nutrition for children is often a topic addressed. Fast food and other negative ingredients are a major health risk. Classes are often put into age groups such as classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and everything above.
Topics for classes for parents of older kids include:
- Developing positive study habits
- Creating healthy boundaries
- Protecting children from school violence
- Self-defense tips against bullying
- Recovery programs for child victims
If you cannot find a class for a topic that you want to learn more about, call us!
How Do Parenting Classes Work?
Almost all parenting classes are handled very similarly to how your school courses worked. You will have an instructor who will work through the course material with you. Sometimes you will even be asked to get a textbook.
Theory is sometimes addressed before learning a topic. You will often start learning at the big picture and work your way down.
Work for the class could include class discussion, homework, reading material, and more. Material used for these classes comes from a variety of sources such as parenting professionals, organizations, social workers, nurses, doctors, and other instructors.
Why Should I Sign Up for Parenting Classes?
Life for parents isn’t easy. The constant change of values and morals makes it hard to raise a child. Violence around the globe, the change of family structures, and the social world all go to make it even harder for parents than ever before.
These parenting classes can arm parents with both knowledge and confidence which will help them to positively raise their children. If you can, sign up for a local parenting class to get expert help. For those who want to have a local parenting class but cannot find one, Children’s Wellness can help.
Are You A Good Parent?
Being a good parent is often stereotyped to being a PTA parent who participates in everything school. But a good parent works to help their kids learn and succeed in life. They watch over their children, help to guide them, and encourage them. When their kids need it, they discipline them. Balancing parenting and me time is also an important part of being a good parent.
At Children’s Wellness Company, we offer parenting classes to new parents, soon to be parents, and experienced individuals alike. To learn more about our parenting classes program, contact us at 305-310-4245 or you can email us.