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Dr. George Thompson, an English professor and an expert in tactical communication, says ”the key to good discipline is to discipline disinterestedly.” The more you can leave your emotion out of it the better! If you try to discipline or correct your children with “anger, frustration, irritation, condescension, or whatever you will lose power and hurt permanently.”
Discipline disinterestedly… what an interesting thought.
Parenting is no walk in the park my friends. Sometimes we need a fresh start, new ideas, ….new tools!
Consider taking a parenting class to connect with other parents, hear new ideas and gain new tools. Thrive to Five offers a varitey of discipline and parenting classes. Take a look at the calendar and RSVP for one today!
Consists of six consecutive classes which focus on all domains of child development by emphasizing child-adult interactions, and including resource and referral information. Topics include: child development, safety and prevention tips, self-esteem building skills, effective discipline techniques and more. We recommend that participants attend all six sessions.
Series indicated in class title (1/6, 2/6, etc.) Presented by Child Crisis Center.
Baby Beats (6 months – 16 months)
Babies are little sponges for learning!They are a captive audience fascinated by each new sight, sound, and movement. Your babies will have the important one on one time with you while they experience a social setting with other babies. You and your baby will be led on an enriching musical journey using instruments, sound play, movement, songs and creative props. These fun and engaging activities will lay the crucial foundation for rhythm, language, motor skills, self-confidence and ability to learn. Presented by Musicology.
Brain Time for Children (Birth – 18 months)
A 3-part series of parent-child interactions for parents and children age birth to 18 months. Sessions follow a basic ‘Story Time’ format, using toys and books that help encourage brain development and prepare a child’s brain for success in school. Presented by New Directions Institute.
Brain Time for Children (19 months – age 3)
A 3-part series of parent-child interactions for parents and children age 19 months to three. Sessions follow a basic ‘Story Time’ format, using toys and books that help encourage brain development and prepare a child’s brain for success in school. Presented by New Directions Institute.
Do You Have a Picky Eater?
Mealtime can present challenges for families with small children. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s eating habits, you will get great tips from this discussion with a panel of experts who specialize in feeding young children. Topics include family routine, adequate nutrition, strategies to increase quantity and quality, expectations, oral/motor needs, sensory needs, possible medical conditions, and where to start for help. Presented by Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy.
Infant Massage (0-12 months)
Infant Massage birth to 12 months, 2 class series. Infant massage classes offer instruction on massage strokes and the multiple benefits of massage to both parent and child. Infant massage promotes bonding, reduces stress, fosters weight gain, enhance sleep patterns and so much more! This class will involve floor time and practice of massage strokes. Please bring a blanket for floor time and dress baby and parent in comfortable clothing.
KinderPrep (3-5 years old)
A 3-part series of parent-child interactive workshops for children from 3 to 5 years old. Sessions focus on inexpensive, at-home activities known to encourage brain development and help prepare a child’s brain for success in school. Presented by New Directions Institute.
NEW!!! If you loved Kinder Prep you will enjoy Kinder Prep B! More details soon. Presented by New Directions Institute.
Messy Play– Come play with us! A fun and messy hour of sensory exploration and good old fashion messy fun! Parents will learn about how play impacts brain development and get ideas for creating messy play at home!
Mini Mozarts (16 months-2.5 years)
These toddlers are ready to rock and roll! They are learning to communicate through language, song and movement by exploring simple rhythm patterns while they shake, tap and move to music. The children will explore a variety of instruments, creative props and even their singing voices. This high-energy class will give your active toddler a way to express themselves musically as well as make those connections important for brain development. Presented by Musicology.
A 4-week series that will explore ways to help your preschooler grow up healthy by developing good eating habits, promoting physical play, learning how to select quick and healthy meals for your growing child. Presented by U of A Cooperative Extension.
Positive Discipline (Special! 6-week series offered at the KFRC, only)
Parenting with Positive Discipline will help you with decreasing power struggles, creating calmer morning and bedtime routines, teaching solutions for sibling rivalry, finding joy in your busy life and parenting while modeling and teaching your child positive life skills. Special 6-week series only at the Kyrene Family Resource Center (KFRC)!
Positive Discipline (3-week series offered at all other sites)
Parenting with Positive Discipline will help you with decreasing power struggles, creating calmer morning and bedtime routines, teaching solutions for sibling rivalry, finding joy in your busy life and parenting while modeling and teaching your child positive life skills.
Ready Set Read
Provides adults the tools and strategies to help 4 and 5 year olds learn the basics of reading. It helps parents understand a simple approach to early literacy. Hooked on Phonics kids will be given at the completion of class. Presented by Commitment to Schools of Tempe and Kyrene.
Ready to Learn
A 3-part series that encourages parents to read to their children, improve motor development, and the use of smart media. Presented by KAET.
Speech and Language Development
Speech Language Pathologists from Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy will discuss speech and language development for children ages birth to 5 years of age. Topics discussed will include: The role of a speech language pathologist, typical speech and language development, red flags for speech and language development, where to go for help, and suggested activities and resources to help enhance speech and language development in the home. Presented by Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy.
Does your child have difficulty making friends; coping in social settings; taking turns; following a classroom routine; or cooperating with friends? Speech and Language Pathologists from Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy will discuss typical social development, the red flags for social behavior, and various resources available to help your child learn to flourish in social situations. Presented by Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy.
Free classes are offered to families and/or caregivers of children between the ages of birth to five years old. Classes include FREE childcare with reservation unless indicated. Classes are listed monthly.
Locations and contacts:
Aguilar Elementary School Family Resource Center
5800 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
Leticia Martinez email@example.com 480.897.2544 x 4328
Frank Elementary School Family Resource
8409 S. Avenida del Yaqui Guadalupe
Normalicia Blanco firstname.lastname@example.org 480.897.6202 x 5462
625 W. Cornell Dr. Tempe
Sylvia Lopez email@example.com 480.897.6233 ext. 5735
Holdeman Elementary School Family Resource Center
1326 W. 18th St., Tempe
MeShell Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org 480.966.9934 ext.6090
Kyrene Family Resource Center
1330 East Dava Dr., Tempe
Amanda Nosbisch email@example.com 480.541-1522
Kyrene de los Lagos Family Resource Center
17001 S. 34th Way, Ahwatukee
Irma Horton firstname.lastname@example.org 480.541.3315
Kyrene de la Colina Family Resource Center
13612 S. 36th St., Ahwatukee
Irma Horton email@example.com 480.541.3315
Wood Family Resource Center
727 W. Cornell Dr., Tempe
Vicki Dunlap firstname.lastname@example.org 480.838.0711 ext.7540