Join our Parenting Workshops to learn about yourself and your children.

Parenting Skills Workshops

Raising children is a rewarding but often challenging endeavor, especially in today's society. Because parenting requires significant amounts of time, energy, and emotional strength, it is not uncommon for parents to feel stress related to this important role. Our workshops teach participants parenting skills in the areas of understanding children, how to help children learn and thrive, effective discipline and personal stress management. As parents learn how to better understand, guide, nurture, and motivate their children, they will become more effective. Parents of children of any age can benefit from these programs.

Parenting is hard work. There are some basic skills you can learn that can make it easier.  During this eight week program, you can learn five (5) skills that will help you deal more effectively with challenging parent-teen/child situations: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control, and Respecting Feelings will be taught by trained facilitators. Active participation and practice in class and at home are expected. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given each evening. Child care will be available for children aged 6 months up to 12. Youth 13 and older will meet with a separate facilitator for small group discussion. A limited number of gas vouchers are available, however you must check the box on the back of the form by the deadline to be eligible. Please indicate bus tokens/child care needs on the registration form.

This program is FREE and offered to Ontario County parents working with the Department of Social Services, on a first-come, first-served basis. Other Ontario County resident registrations will be accepted, if space permits and is also free. Note: Parents must attend six of the first seven sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Next session:

Parenting Skills Workshop Series #98

Tuesday evenings: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (with break)

Classes:  September 1, 8, 15,22,29, October 6 & 13, 2020

Recognition and Dinner: October 20, 2020

Registration for Parenting Skills Workshop #98 must be postmarked by August 25, 2020.

Location: Finger Lake Community College Child Care Center, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424


Informational Flyer for Parenting Skills Workshop Series #98


Amy Morrisey
4-H Program Educator
(585) 394-3977 x 429

Last updated May 15, 2020