Iowa Specialty Hospital

Beginner Parenting Class Series

October 2, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (US Central)

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Iowa Specialty Hospitals in partnership with The Parent Connection is hosting a free beginner parenting class series. The program is evidenced-based and designed to help build happy, healthy children and families.

Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6,13 from
Boardroom A at Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion
1316 South Main Street - Use ER/Outpatient entrance

*To get the most from these classes, parents are encouraged to attend without their children.

The 7 weekly classes will cover  

  • Some of the topics addressed in the Workshop:
  • Effective discipline strategies
  • Effective ways to develop and teach household rules
  • Strategies for coping with challenging behavior
  • The importance of developing positive relationships
  • Promoting social and emotional child development
  • Bonding with your child and how to make them feel loved, safe and special
  • Teaching children to feel competent and confident about all the things they can do
  • Teaching a child how to develop friendships
  • Teaching the child how to follow directions
  • Learning how to manage their emotions
  • Letting us know what their behavior is trying to communicate
  • Learning new skills to replace challenging behaviors
  • Parenting through divorce, and co-parenting
  • Age-appropriate developmental milestones and expectations for your child

Each family will receive free books and toys for the family to keep.  


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