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The Center for Family Services offers three different parenting classes.  Our parenting groups are based on age and include Birth to 12 months, ages 1 to 3, and ages 4 to 11.  Our therapists train parents in new ways of relating to their young children and coach them in our child-friendly, state of the art facility on the campus of Oklahoma State University.
Our parenting Infants class (Birth to 12 months) is a 10- week long class and will cover the following topics:

  • Learning to care for an infant through feeding, burping, changing diapers, etc.
  • Learning how to communicate with your baby.
  • How to play with your baby and provide physical stimulation through exercises designed for infants.
  • Calming an upset infant.
  • Finding and utilizing sources of support for parents.
  • Understanding your baby’s developing personality.

Our parenting Toddlers class (ages 1-3) lasts from 10-12 weeks and will cover the following topics:

  • Playing with your child in a way that encourages their development.
  • Learning how to properly praise and encourage your child.
  • Teaching your child how to behave in social situations through coaching.
  • Learning effective, but loving, discipline strategies.
  • Establishing routines for your child, such as bedtime routines.

Our parenting School-Age Children class (ages 4-11) is a 12-week long class and will cover the following topics:

  • Expressing love to your child through play, praise, conversation, and routines.
  • Learning how to effectively set limits with your child.
  • Learning to discipline your child using rewards and consequences.
  • Understanding the changes your child is going through as they continue to mature into unique individuals.
  • Learning how to communicate at your child’s level of understanding.

FAQs

  • How long does each class last?
    • Classes last approximately 90 minutes.
  • How do I sign up?
    • Simply call our office at (405) 744-5058.  We will ask you a few questions and you will then be contacted by your group leader to set up your appointment.
  • How much do the classes cost?
    • Each class session will cost $10.00 per family
  • Do I have to pay for the entire course up front?
    • No.  Although you may pay for classes in advance if you choose, we only ask that you pay for each session you attend.
  • What is a group has already started?
    • No problem!  Each group is “open” which means that you can join in any week and not be lost.
  • What if I have children that fit both age groups?
    • After your initial telephone call, our clinic supervisors will assist you in choosing the best option for your family.
 
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