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Help parents and caregivers keep kids focused, interested, and balanced while learning from home.

At this point, the distance learning scenario isn't entirely new. We have more information about what works for kids and what doesn't. And the hope is that we -- parents, caregivers, teachers, and school leaders -- are now better prepared to support kids in their social, emotional, and academic growth during the pandemic.

What's true is that families are taking on much more responsibility for their kids' learning than ever before. And in order for distance learning to be successful, parents and caregivers need support.

First and foremost, we all should try to remember to come from a place of empathy for parents and caregivers, students, and teachers. Parents aren't trained teachers. And even trained educators have trouble teaching their own kids! These circumstances are a great reminder of how important teachers really are.

Also, kids may or may not talk much about the virus, distance learning, or how the pandemic has affected their social lives -- but they're feeling it. Parents and educators should try to lead with love, and remember that strong relationships with kids make for positive educational experiences.

Flyer: Parent Tip: Learning from home
The Family, Adult and Children First Council is currently offering Parent Education Classes in a variety of ways!

First Five Years, Active Parenting,  Active Parenting for Stepfamilies, Loving Solutions, Parent Project, Triple P Primary Care, Triple P Workshops and Triple P Seminars are being offered in person when possible, via Zoom, via telephone, and online.

Please reach out to Pam at 740-652-7287 or pamela.redding@fairfieldcountyohio.gov for more information.

Thank you so much for your patience!
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Fairfield County Fall 2020
Family Resource Guide
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First Five Years

First Five Years, an Active Parenting series is a free, informative class offered to parents of children ages birth to 5 years old. Fundamental skills and attitudes necessary for successful parenting in early childhood are taught in this three-session series. Ages and stages of development, parenting styles, non-violent discipline skills, building a bond through play, routine and discipline are covered in this class! Parents receive a free parent workbook and certificate of completion at the end of the series. Registration is required and childcare is not provided. Sessions are offered on a regular basis. 

Classes are located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
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Active Parenting
Fairfield County offers the nationally acclaimed, evidence-based Active Parenting classes. Parents of children ages 5-12 years old learn to raise responsible, cooperative children in today’s society through positively developing courage, responsibility and self-esteem. This free, four-session series. Parents receive a free parent workbook and certificate of completion at the end of the series. Registration is required and childcare is not provided.

Classes are located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
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Active Parenting for Stepfamilies
Fairfield County offers the nationally acclaimed, evidence-based Active Parenting for Stepfamilies classes. Parenting children in blended families faces unique challenges.  This program will address the special needs and circumstances that emerge when stepfamilies form, ways to blend different cultures and histories while establishing new relationships during this free, four-session series. Parents receive a free parent workbook and certificate of completion at the end of the series. Registration is required and childcare is not provided

Classes are located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
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Parent Project
Learn how to never argue with your child again, improve school performance and attendance, prevent or intervene in alcohol or other drug use, and much more! This 10-week series is designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control teenagers. Participants meet weekly for 3-hour sessions and enjoy a light dinner provided at the beginning of the class. Registration is required and childcare is not provided. Cost is $10, a one-time material fee.

Classes are located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
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Parents, Stay Positive!
This FREE program is offered to families 3 different ways for parents with children ages birth to 10 years old!

Triple P Parenting Workshops focus on the topics “Dealing with Disobedience”, “Developing Good Bedtime Routines”, “Managing Fighting and Aggression”, and “Hassle-Free Shopping with Children”.  These supportive, small group programs connect parents raising young children.  Each of these two hour workshops are offered as stand-alone classes, so feel free to join us for as many of the topics that may benefit you and your family!

Triple P Parenting Seminars are 5-week courses that discuss the Power of Positive Parenting techniques, what causes kids’ behaviors, setting goals for change and giving direction kids are likely to follow.  The parents registered for this program meet 5 times and then have 3 one-on-one phone/in-person sessions with the group facilitator to make the information really work for their family!

Classes are located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Triple P Primary Care

Triple P Primary Care is geared to meet the individual needs of your family.  Consult 15-30 minutes individually with a facilitator to discuss Separation Anxiety, Whining, Tantrums, Sharing, Toilet Training, Sleep Patterns, and other topics you would like more information on to assist you as you are raising your young child.  These free meetings will take place at an agreed upon location between the facilitator and the parent (Agriculture Center, library, school, home, etc.).
Parenting classes funded by the
Fairfield County ADAMH Board, Fairfield County Foundation & Nationwide Children's
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