Prevention Works to host active parenting class

Attendees will build a strong foundation for their children. A child’s first years are so important. Participants will learn how to make the most of them with “Active Parenting: First Five Years.” In this program, learn the best ways to nurture a child from birth to pre-K with a “just right” combination of freedom and non-violent discipline.

Topics include: What a baby’s cry means, ages and stages of development, building a strong bond, the child’s growing brain, using mindfulness to keep cool, effective discipline young children can understand, choices and consequences and six ways parents can prepare their children for school success.

The four, two-hour session parenting group will take place on Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mental Health Association (MHA), 31 Water St., Door 14, Suite 7, Gateway Center, Jamestown.

This project is offered free of charge through United Way of Southern Chautauqua County in partnership with Prevention Works and the Mental Health Association (MHA).

For more information and/or to register, see http//:www.casacweb.org or contact Kathleen Colby, CASAC.