CASAC hosts active parenting

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 and much more!

The four, two-hour session parenting group will take place on Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 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 Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC ) and the Mental Health Association (MHA)

For more information and/or to register, see http// or contact Kathleen Colby.