If you were faced with the responsibility for designing and building a home, would you consult a builder? Before piloting a plane, would you want to take flying lessons? Would you seek medical training before attempting heart surgery?
If the answers seem obvious to you, consider this: Should your skills as a parent be learned only through “trial and error”? All the love we have for our children does not automatically make us effective parents. Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating.
As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. “Active Parenting” is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the “how to” of raising children.
YES Community Counseling Center and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition will be conducting an Active Parenting of Teens program for parents with of teenage children (ages 12-17) at the Massapequa Public Library, Bar Harbor Building located at 40 Bar Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, beginning Wednesday, January 29th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm for six consecutive weeks. The cost of the program for Massapequa residents is $40 is $75 per family and includes a workbook. If you are interested in attending please contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center, 516-799-3203 X127. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.