NDSU to offer free four week parenting course

Courtesy of: NDSU
Courtesy of: NDSU

(Fargo, ND) -- An NDSU sponsored course is looking to educate the public about parenting methods and answer questions about raising "tough" children.

The course is called Active Parenting. The class is intended for children aged 5 through 12, and encourages parents to be an active participant in a child's life. 

"Anytime you can connect and be with your child, just even like 10 minutes of uninterrupted time with them, is going to create a stronger bond and connection," said Parent Educator and Coordinator for NDSU Extension Jeanne Erickson, " Just talking without always getting after them when they do something wrong. They're going to feel so much better and continue to keep doing those things because that's when mom and dad will think 'that's when mom and dad will show up for me.'"

The Active Parenting course is scheduled to start on March 3rd from 6pm - 7:30pm. It is a four week basic course looking to bring parents together to give parents "more tools in their toolbox."

You can find a link to the NDSU program by clicking here