Parenting Skill Support

Love and Logic
Provides simple and practical techniques to help parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. They sell books, CDs, and give presentations. Our school keeps copies of many of their books and CDs in our library for parents to check out.
A FREE Love & Logic course is offered at the United Way building downtown through Child Abuse Prevention Services, but don't let the name scare you. The class is offered to any parent who wants to learn effective discipline methods to use with their child. The number to reach this service is (828) 254-2000.
ARP Pheonix Classes

Children in the Middle helps children and parents deal with children’s reactions to divorce, helping to reduce anxiety which can lead to risk of behavior problems, depression, substance abuse, teen pregnancy or school dropout. The contact for this program is Maryanne Riley. You can reach her at 275-8895 to learn more about the class. It is offered throughout the year and is free for parents. There is also a class for kids of divorce, but it costs $150 because it's not covered by a grant.

Guiding Good Choices gives parents of children in grades four through eight the knowledge and skills needed to guide their children through early adolescence. The program increases school success and buffers children against later problems.

Nurturing Parenting builds nurturing skills and positive child rearing attitudes. Programs address specific child age groups and cultures and promote self-awareness, self-esteem and empathy in both parents and children.

Strengthening Families is aimed at preventing substance abuse among youth ages, 6 to 16, and improving family communication skills. Parents or guardians meet separately from their children and both groups come together for discussion and a meal.

To find out more about classes, contact our Prevention Services professionals at 828-254-2700 or 877-678-2696 or email .