Coming classes to focus on parenting

Prevention Services, a division of Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, will offer the following classes this spring for parents. Fee assistance is available for all classes. For more information about Prevention Services programs, call 768-7212.

“Getting to Know Your Young Child” is a class for parents who want to learn more about the basic needs of young children, from newborns to preschoolers. The classes will be held Wednesdays, March 17 to May 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd. The fee is $50. To sign up, call instructors Robin Jones, at 717-6540, or Teresa Stehle, at 717-6546.

“ADHD: A Parent’s Tool Kit” is a course for parents or caregivers of children with ADHD; it offers participants tools to help in raising their children. Participants will be able to talk informally with other parents about common concerns. The class will be held Wednesdays, March 3-31 and April 14, and Thursday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Chester Library, 11800 Centre St.

The fee is $50. To sign up, call instructor Sherry Callear, at 717-6739.

“Parenting Your Young Adolescent, ‘The Jekyll and Hyde Years’” is a course for parents of early adolescents, 10-15 years old. Sessions will be held Tuesdays, March 23 to May 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Robious Middle School, 2701 Robious Crossing Road. The fee is $55. To sign up, call instructor Lee Archard, at 717-6404.

“Improving Your Child’s Behavior” is a class for parents of elementary-school-aged children; it will focus on the following topics: effective behavior management, appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, skill building and effective communication. Class will be held Wednesdays, May 5 to June 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Ecoff Elementary School, 5200 Ecoff Ave. To sign up, call instructors Melissa Ackley, at 706-2010, or Sherry Callear at 717-6739.

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