Parenting Classes & Methods

Parenting is not always intuitive! Taking a class and learning different parenting methods can help prepare you for the inevitable challenges of parenting so you can also fully appreciate its joys.


40 Developmental Assets®. The Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets is a widely used approach to positive youth development. Adults learn to foster experiences & qualities that help influence choices young people make & helps youth become caring, responsible adults. (800) 888-7828.

Love & Logic®. The Love & Logic Institute provides easy-to-use techniques to help parents have more fun & less stress while raising responsible kids of all ages. Helps parents understand their parenting styles & what works effectively with their kids. Website includes articles section (Spanish also). (800) 338-4065.

National Parent Helpline. Offers emotional support for parents in English & Spanish. Call Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm. (855) 4A PARENT (855-427-2736).

Nurturing Parenting™. Family Development Resources Inc., led by Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek, publishes programs promoting nonviolent parenting practices worldwide. Their website offers materials, including school-based programs, enabling anyone parenting or working with children & teens to teach nurturing skills to adults & youth. Handbooks are available in English & Spanish. (800) 688-5822.

ParentFurther. Developed by the Search Institute & designed for families to use on their own, ParentFurther offers free online resources that help families strengthen relationships & help young people of all ages develop skills to thrive. Emphasizes the needs of families with young adolescents (ages 10 to 15). The Keep Connected program shows parent groups, schools & organizations ways to help families of children transitioning to middle school learn to use the site. (800) 888-7828.

Parent Cafés; Butte & Shasta. Parent Cafés are opportunities for parents to share information & ideas in meaningful guided discussions with the goal of strengthening families. Parents make new friends, share their hopes & dreams for their families, & learn about resources, all ultimately building a stronger community. Cafés typically meet monthly, with a meal & childcare provided.

Parenting Perspectives. Through a four-week online or DVD Conscious Parenting course, 25 workshops, or through Skype sessions with LCSW Lauren Bondy, parents learn about the importance of self-care to being the best parents they can be.
(847) 562-9503.

The Post Institute. Publisher of love-based, family-centered information for parents with adopted, foster & diagnosed children. Their unique approach to managing disruptive behaviors empowers parents of children with trauma histories to create a healing environment in the home. (866) 848-POST (7678).


Bright Futures; Burney. Offers classes, activities & support to strengthen families. Includes in-home English learning for Spanish speaking residents. (530) 335-4600.

Discipline That Works; Redding. Triple P-based (Positive Parenting Program) help for parents of children of all ages. Drop-in for group discussion, tips provided by early childhood professionals. Free child care. Provided by the Bridges to School Success Program. (530) 225-0350.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P); Shasta County. One of the world’s most effective parenting programs, Triple P offers parents helpful information for working with common parenting issues such as tantrums, disobedience & bedtime drama. (855) 275-8109.


Parenting NOW!; Siskiyou County. Class series helps parents build positive & healthy relationships with their children ages birth–8. Parents create a community support network & develop a personal parenting philosophy while exploring concepts of parenting. Offered through Siskiyou County family resource centers, listed below.

  • Happy Camp Family Resource Center. 38 Park Way. (530) 493-5117.
  • Mount Shasta Community Resource Center. 109 E. Lake St. (530) 926-1400.
  • Yreka Community Resource Center. 201 S. Broadway. (530) 842-1313.


Nurturing Parenting Classes; Red Bluff. Supports parents & children ages 5-12. Helps build healthy & caring families. Thurs 3-5pm. Dinner provided. To enroll please contact Fernando Villegas. No Cost. Held at Bridgeway Community Church. 345 David Ave. (530) 527-8491 ext. 3068.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:32 am