Behavioral parent training programs have been in use for many years and have been shown to be very effective.
Although many of the ideas and techniques taught in behavioral parenting classes are "common sense," most parents need careful teaching and support to learn and implement effective parenting skills in a consistent fashion. Help from a professional is often necessary, especially if your child is "oppositional," "explosive," or has ADHD. Effective Parenting Classes at Developing Minds are specifically tailored to the needs of a particular child and family. Classes focus on your individual areas of need, but topics covered typically include: improving communication skills (between parents, and between parent and child), boundary and limit setting, co-parenting teamwork/challenges, and dynamic use of rewards and discipline.
Individual classes are offered through a series of sessions at our clinic at the "Individual therapy" rate.
Group parenting classes (ideal for "mom's groups" or neighborhood organizations) offer the convenience of having a child mental health professional provide teaching and answer questions in a setting of your choice. Call (919) 794-3919 for details.