Upcoming Parenting Workshops from The Science of Parenting

Research conducted by Zero to Three (2016), found that parents need and want information and support. 80% of parents work to be better parents, and 69% of parents say if they knew more parenting strategies, they would use them. Despite this motivation, however, almost half of parents say they aren’t getting the support they need during times of stress.

The Science of Parenting team from Iowa State University has scheduled online workshops to help parents learn strategies to use. The four workshops being offered in November are Understanding Research and Reality, Understanding Temperament, Children’s Ages and Parenting Stages, and Positive Discipline. These workshops all focus on the objective of sharing research-based information that fits each family’s own reality. In the first workshop, you’ll learn how we can connect what research is telling us about parenting to our everyday lives. The second workshop is all about temperament – or the unique traits we all have and how to navigate them! The third helps parents and caregivers better understand child development. The fourth addresses the common question of “how do I practice positive discipline and manage my child’s behavior?”.

Understanding Research and Reality will be on Thursday, February 8th online from noon to 1:00 p.m. Registration is online at https://go.iastate.edu/2K4XRF.This workshop is approved for foster parent credit hours.

Understanding Temperament will be held online on Thursday, February 15th, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://go.iastate.edu/KXFK2A.

Children’s Ages and Parenting Stages will take place online on Thursday, February 22nd, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://go.iastate.edu/SVL0RE.

Positive Discipline is scheduled online for Thursday, February 29th, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Register online at https://go.iastate.edu/UHJQP6. This workshop is approved for foster parent credit hours.

These workshops are FREE for participants, but you are asked to register ahead of time to receive the class link and materials.

For more information, visit www.scienceofparenting.org. Contact Morgan Newell with any questions at mnewell@iastate.edu or call/text 515-991-5892