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Parenting Class Filling Up Fast

The balance between life and children is not getting easier for parents these days.  Leaving some reaching out for help, but unfortunately not finding anyone there.   Local parents and teachers are frustrated because parenting classes are full.   Forcing some parents to wait months before getting the skills they want.

Local mother Lupe Garcia says parenting classes can be helpful for anyone.  "I really think moms would benefit learning how to control kids because it's hard. It's not a walk in the park," she explains.  It's no walk in the park for parents like Loupe who are looking for classes and finding out you can't get the help you want or need in parenting.

Janice James, coordinator and teacher of one of the many parenting classes in the Panhandle says her facility offers parenting classes.  She says parents are always looking for help, but teachers are hitting a road block, "Are classes stay full. I just put a class on the waiting list, so we are starting another waiting list".

Parents say it's hard to handle when you can not get the help you want or need.  "It is frustrating because most people want to get in get out.... Hurry up and get the training. I think it would be frustrating to be on a waiting list", she said.

Coordinators are trying to offer other options when classes are full.  "There's a lot of resources out there. It's a matter of people accessing the info and knowing where to go", James said.

There are at least a dozen parenting classes out there something Lupe Garcia would like to take advantage of.   "I wish I was offered (classes) when I had mine (kids). Even now I wouldn't mine taking one to help with stress finance situation how it's going now," Garcia said.

If your interested in the free STAR parenting classes you can call 359-2005. If they can't get you into a class they also have referrals to other classes which could cost a small fee.

 

FACILITIES HOSTING CLASSES:

TPHMR STAR/UCAP~ 359-2005

PANHANDLE LIFESKILLS~ 674-7027

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES~ 342-2500

AMARILL I.S.D~ 672-5412 / 672-5469 / 676-2557

FOSTER PARENTING ASSOCIATION~  376-8730

NORTHWEST TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM~ 354-1701

BSA HEALTH SYSTEM~ 212-2000

 

 

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