LAYTON — A six-week parenting course designed to help parents build confidence and learn to effectively deal with their children’s behavior problems is being offered in Davis County beginning in March.
Parenting for Success will be taught by David Jones of Utah Youth Village. The course begins Thursday, March 14, and continues through April 25, with a week off during spring break. Classes run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Davis Behavioral Health, 934 S. Main in Layton. The cost of $35 covers materials.
The course has been taught at the Utah Youth Village for many years, according to a press release. The Davis County course is sponsored by CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) of Davis County.
Goals of the course are to provide parental support, teach new parenting skills, offer more alternatives to parents and help build parents’ confidence with their children’s difficult behavior problems.
Subjects covered range from using positive and negative consequences to setting goals with charts and contracts and developing a personal “staying calm plan.”
“Although this class is not about ADHD, the parenting skills learned here will work with ADHD and other disorders ... and is very effective for hard-to-handle children and teens,” said Tammy Naylor, Davis County coordinator for CHADD. “If you have already attended this class, you are welcome to come back for a refresher.”
There is no fee for returning students who bring their materials. Both parents are encouraged to attend and friends, relatives or caregivers may also participate.
Registration information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Naylor at 801-292-6233.