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Parenting Classes at The Parent Connection help parents:

  • gain knowledge about child development and age-appropriate behaviors
  • explore and shape positive parenting skills and attitudes
  • establish healthy relationship patterns with their children and their family


Curriculum-based Parenting Classes are six weeks, two hours a week (12 hours):

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting – STEP - parenting young children,  2-6

Establish healthy relationship patterns right from the beginning with young children.  Topics include: Understanding young children, understanding young children’s behavior, building self-esteem in the early years, listening and talking to your child, helping young children learn to cooperate, discipline for young children and young children’s emotional and social development.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting – STEP - parenting school-age children, 6-12

Gain effective skills that can be used immediately to improve communication and family functioning.  Topics include: Understanding yourself and your child, understanding beliefs and feelings, encouraging your child and yourself, listening and talking to your child, helping children learn to cooperate, discipline that makes sense and choosing your approach. 

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting – STEP - parenting teens, 12-18

Learn practical approaches to meet the challenge of raising a teenager and the skills to help you connect with your teen.  Topics include: Understanding yourself and your teen, changing your response to your teen, communicating respect and encouragement, encouraging cooperation and solving problems, using consequences to build responsibility, and helping your teen deal with everyday challenges.

Guiding Good Choices – parenting 9-14 year olds to prevent risky behaviors

Helps improve family management skills and reduce the likelihood that children ages 9-14 will develop substance abuse and other risky behaviors in adolescence. Based on the Social Development Strategy, an effective series that emphasizes bonding to family, school, and peer groups as protection against drug use, truancy, and delinquency.


Calming the Family Storm – anger management for moms, dads, and all the kids, all ages

Discover strategies for: getting anger under control quickly; teaching children how to handle their anger with each other, and with adults; getting along better even when you’re angry.  Learn powerful ways of handling anger, creating changes that will result in less anger and more effective expression of anger, and a happier and more harmonious family life.

Other classes include:

  • Marching To The Beat Of a Different Drum - working with children with ADD/ADHD
  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk
  • Siblings Without Rivalry
  • Managing Anger Together - for parents with their children ages 9-17 years

Classes are available at the Tucson Center (520-321-1500) and in the Phelps Dodge Communities of:
Bisbee (520-432-2375)
Globe/Miami (928-402-8046)
Bagdad and Jerome/Clarkdale (928-443-1991 or 888-771-3435), Safford/Morenci (928-428-0711, ext 4)
Sahuarita/Tucson (520-321-1500).





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