Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word is a three session educational series designed for parents, grandparents and other relatives raising children. Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word encourages participants to learn their parenting style and to discuss the seven basic principles of positive discipline. Program participants learn how to react to and guide their children’s behavior through experiential activities, discussion and practice examples.
Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA) is an eight session series designed for grandparents and other relatives raising children. PASTA participants will address their feelings regarding their changing roles and responsibilities, receive an overview of child development, learn positive discipline techniques, be encouraged to see themselves as advocates for their relative children and review adolescent development and indicators of high risk behaviors. In addition, one session of PASTA is taught by an attorney where the discussion addresses relevant legal issues and resources. Another session of PASTA is taught by a mental health professional to discuss improving family communication.