Make Parenting A Pleasure

Make Parenting A Pleasure—a comprehensive, evidence informed, group-based, positive-parenting curriculum for stressed parents taught by certified Family Development Specialists.

Parents Learn:

  • The importance of taking care of themselves so they can better care for their children
  • Practical stress management and communication skills
  • Effective parenting skills and positive approaches to discipline

Parents Gain:

  • Self-care skills
  • Greater understanding of their children
  • A social support network that can continue after the class ends

This curriculum is built on the following assumptions:

  • Parenting is the most important and challenging job one will ever have.
  • Parents are their children's first and most important teachers.
  • There are many right ways to be a parent or a child.
  • Parents are the foundation of the family.
  • Getting and giving support is essential for parents.

Parenting classes are offered in 8 sessions held in the spring, fall and summer of each year at the Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County's office at 208 Hollidaysburg Plaza in Duncansville. A certificate of attendance is provided to parents who attend all classes.Please call 814-317-5567, ext. 405 or email for more information or to register for the class.