081413 LRCS Family Resource Center Starts Fourth Year of Parenting Classes (280)

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire is entering its fourth year of offering a wide variety of parenting programs for parents of children of all ages. This past year the FRC enrolled 188 families, impacting over 325 children and offered over 2000 hours of education and family support.

Classes are held in the early evenings and most are offered free of charge, with dinner and childcare available on-site each evening for families in attendance. Advance registration is requested as space is limited. Assistance with transportation is also available with advance notice and approval.

August 15 marks the start of the Nurturing Skills module, Developing Personal Power and Keeping Kids Safe focusing on positive ways to manage behavior and examine choices that keep all members of the family safe and healthy. The series will include guest presentations from New Beginnings, Horizons and the Child Advocacy Center and more.

Other fall programs include: Parenting Journey (a ten week series); Active Parenting of Teens (a six week series); Becoming Resilient in a Busy World (a one-time workshop); Freshstart-A Smoking Cessation Program (a four week series); Cooking Matters for Adults and Children (a six week series); Understanding Children's Growth and Development (a five week series with orientation); Cooperative Co-Parenting (a four week series); READY! for Kindergarten (for Laconia Parents); Buckling Up Your Precious Cargo-Car Seat Safety (a one-time workshop); Relatives Raising Relatives (an on-going support group).

Call Shannon Robinson-Beland, Lakes Region Community Services, at 581-1571, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or visit www.lrcs.org and review the Current Parent Education Programs at the Family Resource Center page.