First Five Years

Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers.  This course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Help your kids start strong.  The class meets six (6) times for two hours.

Session I: You and Your Child

  • Styles of parenting
  • Ages and stages of development

Session II: Preventing Problems

  • Your child’s beautiful brain
  • Using nonviolent discipline

Session III: Encouraging Positive Behavior

  • The power of encouragement
  • Choices and consequences
  • Caring for the caregiver

Session IV: Preparing for School Success

  • Six smart things parents can do to help young children get ready for school

How It Works

Classes meet for 6-weeks.  Locations vary.  Pre-registration required.
Register below or call 540-942-6757.


Fee is $55, however a sliding scale is available upon request.


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