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‘Common-Sense Parenting’ classes return to SDSU in October, November

Child and Family Resource Network

The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University is hosting its next “Common-Sense Parenting” class series starting Oct. 5.

The free, six-class series is designed for parents and individuals who engage with school-age children, kindergarten through 12th grade.

Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Pugsley Center on the SDSU campus and are planned throughout October and November for:

  • Session 1: Oct. 5
  • Session 2: Oct. 12
  • Session 3: Oct. 19
  • Session 4: Oct. 26
  • Session 5: Nov. 2
  • Session 6: Nov. 9

Parents who have accurate information about development, temperament and social and emotional growth are more likely to experience increased satisfaction and enjoyment in parenting their school-age children.

Class participants will learn how to reduce family stress, support success in school, diminish yelling and fighting, and reduce problem behavior. Parents can also enrich their relationship with their child and increase their and their child’s confidence.

“I have learned to communicate better in a way that is easier for my daughter to understand,” said a past class participant. “Youth are a lot different than when I grew up, and this class provides tools for more modern parenting."

Another participant added, “I learned how to put the appropriate (Common-Sense Parenting) steps into play, and I feel it has helped our children gain confidence."

The certificate awarded for course completion is approved by Court Services and the Department of Social Services.

Registration is required for the free classes and can be done online or by calling 1-800-354-8238 or 605-688-5730, or emailing the Child and Family Resource Network. Parking is available in the lot north of Pugsley.