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Nill
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Whether you take classes before having or adopting a child, getting professional guidance in raising children provides a terrific start to the parent-child relationship. In the past, such classes were mainly arranged for teen parents and single moms. But all that has changed. Multitudes of classes are available for parents older than 40, grandparents raising grandkids, or first-time parents. How do you think are tere some benefits of attending such classes or instincts will tell you what to do, how to behave and how to raise your child?

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It may be helpful to do an Internet search for classes in your region by using search terms like “parenting classes” or “parent education.” Then you can visit their websites to learn more about the type of classes that are available and whether they meet your parenting needs.You can sign up at the website to start learning the basics of childcare and parenting skills. Some cities have actual parenting or motherhood centers that sponsor occasional or serial programs.

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Free parenting classes are provided by a variety of organizations. Even many hospitals now offer parenting courses for those who can benefit from instruction or guidance. Ask your pediatrician, or family doctor about parenting classes in your area, especially if you are planning to have or already have a child. Social service agencies are a significant source of parenting help. These may be held onsite at the agency, or they may take place in public buildings like schools, libraries and some churches that are willing to provide space for this purpose. Check the community newspaper listings for nonprofit services and meetings that are open to the general public. These classes can be taken alone if you are a single parent, or with a spouse or partner, if desired. There are also group classes available if you prefer a shared learning approach.

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Parenting classes offer many kinds of useful information on topics that range from childcare to health issues and emotional problems for children and parents. Anger management, conflict resolution and identifying substance abuse problems (for preteens or teens and parents) may be included in the curriculum. Basic nutrition, promoting good study habits and setting healthy boundaries are popular topics, as well. Classes may focus on certain age groups, such as newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, preteens and teens.

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Specialized topics might be available, including protecting your child from school violence and helping a child practice self-defense against bullies. Recovery programs (from physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse) can be found in some parenting classes. If you don’t see a topic covered that you would like to have available, contact the instructor to see if it can be added.Most community parenting classes are similar to those you took in high school or college. An instructor will introduce the topic and distribute the relevant material, possibly asking enrollees to purchase a textbook.

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In general, you will start by learning a little bit of theory behind the topic. For example, if you are taking a class on parenting toddlers, your instructor might discuss traditional approaches before moving on to recommended practices. Then you may be asked to read expert material and answer questions, in the class or for homework, as part of the learning experience. For disciplining toddlers, you could be asked to read articles written by social workers, nurses, and parenting instructors.

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Some instructors require students to be online at a certain time each week for a shared discussion time. Comments may be stored for later reference, as well. Other classes may let you post a comment at your convenience, but you might be expected to post a certain number per week, perhaps four to six.

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With the advent of the Internet, more people can sign up for online classes that they can take in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. You can register at the parenting class website, and then receive a password to access and download each lesson. Some quizzes and assignments might be taken online, or you can compose them in your PC document program and submit them as email attachments.Benefits of this method include saving fuel costs by learning at home and taking the classes at your convenience over a scheduled period of time. The possible negatives are the lack of face-to-face interactions with instructors and other students. However, many classes online now can set up “discussion boards” where you can post comments, along with other students, to have a “virtual discussion” on the topic in real time or flexible time.

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While parenting might sometimes seem overwhelming for the most seasoned parents, it can be downright scary for first-time parents, especially those that never had siblings or don't have a lot of experience with kids. Parenting classes are typically available at churches, hospitals and community centers. These classes can help you deal with daily parenting issues and problems, as well as help you understand why problems arise and if what you're experiencing is normal or requires a professional opinion.

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Parenting definitely does not come with a manual on how to do everything from birth through adulthood. Some parenting classes focus on the most basic of skills like changing a diaper, swaddling and bathing. During the first year of development, an infant typically reaches certain milestones like rolling over, sitting up, crawling and standing. While all children develop at different rates, a parenting class can give you a time frame as to when these milestones should occur and let you know when you should consult with your pediatrician if your infant isn't reaching a milestone. A parenting class will generally discuss other issues and problems that parents face like how to get an infant to sleep through the night and when and how to start potty training.

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As a parent, it's not uncommon to sometimes ask yourself, "Am I doing this right?" Parenting classes can also discuss parenting skills, offering advice on how to handle problems that arise from tantrums in little ones to defiant behavior in older children. You can get the affirmation you need that you're making appropriate decisions regarding your child and talk with other parents facing the same issues. You might discover that there are other ways to address problems, as well as other methods for disciplining your child or dealing with parent/child power struggles. You might leave a class with a new perspective on your parenting choices.

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