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Being a parent is the toughest yet most important and rewarding job there is! The Parenting Network's team of professionals is here to help equip and support you as you navigate your parenting journey.

Our parenting courses include free childcare as well as snacks/meals for families. There is a small fee for manuals/materials. Many courses are available in Spanish. To register for courses, please call the Parenting Network at 828-465-8151 or CLICK  BELOW to register online.

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1,2,3,4 PARENTING!

Focus: Children ages 1 - 4
3 weekly sessions - 2 hours each session
Are you a first-time parent? 1,2,3,4 Parenting is a great orientation to your new job! Program topics include: your child's development; differences in parenting styles; effective ways to discipline your child without violence; bonding, setting routines, and giving choices; child-proofing your home; and
caring for yourself.



Focus: Children ages 3 - 10
5 weekly sessions - 2 hours each session

Are you tired of temper tantrums and time outs? This workshop is for you! Examine the many causes/influences of behavior; better understand your child's thinking stage; and learn several effective positive discipline tools.


Focus: Children ages 8 - 15
5 weekly sessions - 2 hours each session
Guiding your child through the preteen and teen years can be a bumpy ride. Parent to Parent helps you better understand your role in preventing "risky behaviors." Topics include: characteristics of effective parents; prevention through intervention; awareness of attitudes, behaviors, and environment; freedom and trust; family belief systems; and communicating in "feeling" terms.



Focus: Children ages 3 - 6.
16 weekly sessions
Knowing how to parent your child through challenging and difficult behaviors can be very frustrating. The Incredible Years program equips
you to better understand these behaviors, use creative positive discipline strategies in dealing
with them, and helps you achieve improved social, emotional and academic success in your young child.



Focus: Children ages 5 - 12
6 weekly sessions - 2 hours each session
Raising your child to meet the challenges of the teen years ahead can be an uphill climb. Active Parenting Now can help. At this class, you will learn to avoid power struggles and to master skills for developing cooperation, responsibility, courage and self-esteem in your child.


Focus: 10 to 17 year olds
(Parents grouped by children's age)
16 - 20 weekly sessions
2 1/2 or 3 hours each session
This program, offered through the Department of Social Services, helps you to parent your child with empathy; provides helpful "ages and stages" child development information; and emphasizes positive, non-violent discipline and healthy parent-child communication.



Focus: Children of separated,
divorcing or divorced parents
6 weekly sessions - 2 hours each session
Unfortunately, when former spouses don't get along, their child often suffers. This program helps separated and divorced parents learn how to work together better in their parenting roles. You will discover ways to manage conflict and improve communication with the other parent so that you can both focus on what 's really important: the happiness and well-being of your child.



1005 1st Avenue South
Conover, North Carolina 28613
Phone: 828/ 465-9295
828/ 465-8151
Fax: 828/ 464-7727

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Created in 1999, Catawba County Parenting Network works to improve the well-being of children and strengthen families in Catawba County by equipping parents with high quality parenting enrichment classes and support groups, as well as promptly connecting them to other needed family resources.

The Catawba County Parenting Network is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is primarily funded by the Catawba County Partnership for Children through Smart Start. Additional funding is provided by the Beaver Family Foundation, Inc., Bolick Foundation, Catawba County Schools, Catawba County United Way, Catawba Radiological Associates, Inc., Catawba Valley Medical Center, Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory Public Schools, NC Pre-Kindergarten Program, Newton-Conover City Schools, Peoples Bank, Shuford Yarns LLC, Target, The George Foundation, The Department of Juvenile Justice, and Wells Fargo Foundation.

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