Family Support Council sets workshops for parents |

Family Support Council sets workshops for parents

Staff reports

Parents having problems with their children’s behavior may find help from workshops set this month.

n Defiance and resistance from children are predictable aspects of parenting from time to time. But for some parents, its not just the occasional disagreement or act of disobedience, but absolute defiance from their child as a constant component of their everyday lives. The entire relationship centers on conflict and frustration for both parent and child.

If you are experiencing this type of defiant behavior from your child, especially coupled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Family Support Council is hosting a workshop just for you. This workshop will explain oppositional defiant disorder and what puts children at risk, discussing strategies for dealing with defiant behavior, what helps and what hinders.

The workshop will be held on Jan. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Family Support Council.

Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. Free child care is available on the premises. There is a $5 materials fee.

n Are you frustrated as a parent? Tired of trying to reach your children through means of screaming, hitting and grounding and find it’s getting you nowhere?

Family Support Council is offering classes to help parents develop better skills for listening, resolving conflicts and exploring alternatives while building a stronger family unit by using encouragement and logical consequences to modify children’s self-defeating motives and behaviors.

Classes start on Tuesday, Jan. 23, for parents with children ages 6-12; Wednesday, Jan. 24, for parents with children ages 13-18; and Thursday, Jan. 25, for parents with children ages 0-5. Classes run consecutively for seven weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For information, call the Family Support Council at 782-8692 or drop by the office at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville to pre-register. There is a $5 materials fee and free child care is available on the premises.

These classes have also been accredited for one unit of Continuing Education Units by Nevada Department of Education and are sponsored by the Nevada Children’s Trust and Title XX and the Smallwood Foundation.