Parent Education

    You came to rely on the Family Center’s high-quality, Parent Aware 4-Star ECFE classes for children from birth to age 5. Now that your child has moved on to elementary, middle or high school, where can you find that supportive community and the answers you need for your parenting concerns? The Edina Family Center is proud to offer “Beyond ECFE” classes to meet your needs.

    Set some time aside once each month to learn new parenting skills, replenish your tool kit, and build your confidence as a parent. Engage with leading-edge, research-based information and strategies to promote healthy, age-appropriate child development. Guided discussion time allows you to share your joys and concerns, your challenges and experiences—and benefit from group wisdom.
     
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    Scroll down for Individual Parent Education options. 

    Parenting Your Kindergartner 
    Transitioning to Kindergarten, working in partnership with teachers, gender and sleep are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-K   9 Sessions- $160.00
    Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 
    9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/12, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4

    Parenting Your 1st and 2nd Grader 
    Friendships, over-scheduling, home-school communication, chores and allowance are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-1 & 2   9 Sessions - $160.00
    Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    9/15, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18
     

    Parenting Your 3rd through 5th Grader 
    Friendships, personality and independence, homework, behavior and discipline are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-3-5    9 Sessions - $160.00
    Thursdays, 1:00-2:30
    9/15, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18
     

    Parenting Your 6th and 7th Grader 
    Friendships and social dynamics, balancing homework and activities, puberty, adolescent brain development, discipline and back talk, and technology and social media are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-6 & 7    9 Sessions - $160.00
    Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 
    9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/6*, 1/11, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3
    *Note: Due to a district early release date in December, this class will meet on a Tuesday this month
     

    Parenting Your 8th & 9th Grader 
    Adolescent brain development, budding romance, emerging independence, parties and dances, and technology and social networking are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-8 & 9    9 Sessions - $160.00
    Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 
    9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/18, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10
     

    Parenting Your High School Student
    Friendships and social dynamics, money management, and drugs and alcohol are concerns common to this age and stage. Topics are flexible and reflect the interest of the group. 

    #PE-HS Wed    9 Sessions - $160.00
     Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 
    9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, 1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17
     






     

    Individual Parent Education

    Do you have questions you think are best addressed individually? You’re not alone, and nothing will surprise us! Schedule some one-on-one time with a licensed parent educator. We’re available with flexible schedules to provide research, information, advice and support on topics including:
    • Child/adolescent development
    • Discipline
    • Communication skills
    • Nurturing self-esteem
    • Tantrums
    • Eating, sleeping or toilet training
    • Sibling issues
    • Curfews
    • Parent/child relationships
    • School readiness
    • Any other parenting concerns
    Each session is 50 minutes and costs $50. A sliding fee scale is available, determined by income. Click here to register. Your parent educator will contact you to set up a mutually convenient time. Call 952-848-3908 for questions.
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