Earn While You Learn
We offer a variety of parenting classes using materials from Essentials of Discipline with James Dobson and Homes of Honor with Gary Smalley, both recognized leaders in the field of parenting, in addition to materials from many other recognized parenting experts. Classes such as “Teaching Limits with Love” and “1-2-3 Magic” are just a few of the courses offered to encourage successful parenting.
We use a nationally acclaimed program called Earn While You Learn, where mothers are paid in Baby Bucks that can then be used to shop in Sara Elizabeth’s Closet for items such as car seats, equipment, formula, diapers, clothing and a wide variety of other baby needs.
Infant Parenting Classes include such topics as bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, discipline and the importance of Dads. Listen to audio on parenting advice and tips.
Toddler to Teen Parenting Classes include topics such as personality types of children & parents, discipline, self-esteem and whether to spank or not.
Please make an appointment and we will customize a parenting plan that works for your family.
Child Protective Services Classes
Sometimes parents find themselves in a situation where they have become involved in the Child Protective Services System and are being required to take parenting classes. We offer these classes, meeting the standards set by Child Protective Services and provide a “Certificate” of completion to anyone completing the course. Please call our office at 830-792-5644 to register, as these classes are limited.
Some of Our Resources and Classes:
Who better to advise you in developing your childrearing skills than Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family. Dr. Dobson has been encouraging parents since the late 1970’s on various aspects of child training. Dr. Dobson believes in the benefits of loving discipline properly applied. This 12-session DVD parenting seminar provides insights into why a child needs discipline, discerning between irresponsibility and defiance, anger vs. action, finding balance in discipline, spanking or not, compliant vs defiant, changing the methods of discipline with age, protecting the child’s spirit, raising the strong-willed adolescent, and keeping your priorities straight. Much of the presentation is Dr. Dobson speaking into the camera, but other video clips and animation clips are used as well.
• Discovering what "type" of parent you are
• Discovering your child's personality type
• Overcoming the major destroyer of families
• Providing loving support to your child,
• Contracts: Setting limits in a loving way
• Developing a close-knit family,
• Ten powerful ways to motivate your children
• Using the "SALT" Principle to encourage communication.
Addressing the task of disciplining children ages 2 through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking, this program offers easy-to-follow steps to immediately manage troublesome behavior with reason, patience, and compassion. Parents and teachers learn how to encourage and respect childrens growing independence with 10 strategies for building self-esteem. Also discussed are the three most important qualities for parents or teachers to exhibit in order to foster competence in kids. Tips are included on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. This award-winning program discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining a home or classroom with fair and consistent discipline. To subscribe to Dr. Phelan’s newsletter, register on his website here.