Rushville Republican

July 26, 2013

Parenting Counts sessions coming soon

Rushville Republican

---- — We all know that babies do not come with instruction manuals and that every child is unique. How are parents supposed to know how to parent? Does it really make a difference? Yes, parenting counts, and mothers and fathers can learn more about their child to help them become better parents.

Extension Educator Gracie Marlatt will be presenting a three session series based on the Parenting Counts curriculum from the Talaris Institute. The curriculum is geared to children through age 5.

The sessions will be held on Aug. 8, 15 and 22 and is open to all family members interested in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

Sponsored by Purdue Extension and the Rush County Parenting Council, the classes will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s Education Building at 426 N. Morgan Street, Rushville. The classes will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided by the volunteers with the Phoenix House.

Class size is limited to eight families and pre-registration is required.

The cost is just $10 per family for the entire series.

Reserve your spot in the class by contacting the Rush County Cooperative Extension Office, located in Room 103 of the Rush County Courthouse. Reservations are requested by 4 p.m. July 31. For more information call 932-5974 or email Checks should be made to Purdue CES Rush County.

This series focuses on the social and emotional development of children through age 5. There are few times that rival the growth and development of a child than from birth to age five. Research has shown that parenting during the early years is the dominantinfluence in all of a child’s relationships and on lifelong learning. Yet many parents are unaware of the importance of their role.

The mission of Parenting Counts is to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

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