The fall session of the popular video discussion program, Active Parenting Classes of Teens, will be offered to all interested Grove Junior High School eighth-grade parents and Elk Grove High School parents beginning Oct. 2. The course will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for four consecutive Tuesday evenings at E.G.H.S., 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23.
The course helps parents talk to teens about family issues, as well as drugs, sexuality and the ever-looming threat of violence. Discipline skills that protect and guide adolescents will be discussed. More than 1,000 parents from District 214 and District 59 have benefited from Active Parenting courses over the past six years.
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Parents who have completed this program have responded with positive comments, among them, "A life changing experience for my family"; "I've taken this class twice and it has made a difference in my home"; "This program has helped our family in six sessions more than therapy did in six months"; "I learned practical tools that help me out. Now I am connecting instead of disconnecting with my son"; "This class should be mandatory for all parents."
The class is free. Attendees will receive a parent book, which includes activities and guide sheets that reinforce and expand skills taught in the course.
To register, contact Sandy Bisinger, E.G.H.S. social worker, at (847) 718-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Elk Grove's Student Services assistant, Jo Hurlock at (847) 718-4422.