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Parenting Class Quick Facts
  • Taught by
    Richard Prinz,
    Student Advocate
    and Licensed
    Marriage and
    Family Therapist
  • September 26 to November 7, 2018
    (7 sessions on Wednesdays),
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Library
  • Email to register:
  • Call:(408)366-7638
  • Only cost is the $15 book in Richard's class.

Parenting Class

Interested in learning more about teens and parenting choices?
A Fall Session PARENTING CLASS series will be offered in English on seven Wednesdays (please come to all of them) on September 26 - November 7, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the MVHS Library. You can register for the sessions by emailing Richard Prinz at If you don't have email, please call (408)366-7638 to register. Questions are welcome. Cost is $15 to cover the book for the course.

The classes are based on the STEP program. STEP stands for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. This program is specifically geared for teens. It has been around awhile and has proven helpful to many. For example, it asks if you might have a "giving orders", "giving in" or "giving choices" parenting style and what the effects on you and your child these styles might have. Which style do you find promotes the kind of adult you want your child to be? Topics include: Understanding your teen, emotions (yours and theirs), encouragement, identifying whose problem is it--yours or your teen's, communication (listening, expressing your feelings and exploring with your teen alternative ways of thinking and behaving), and discipline (developing responsibility). You are more than welcome to attend more than one series of classes. Because the program involves changing yourself, it helps to hear the ideas again and practice more. Also, your experience can be helpful to others. Participants need to come to all, or close to all, of the classes. There will be homework. There will be teens in attendance as well.

Course Book: STEP: Parenting Teenagers, copyright 1998, by Dinkmeyer and McKay. STEP Publishers. This book is required. Please purchase it and read the first chapter prior to the first class. Copies will be made available for sale a week before the first class.