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Parenting Class Quick Facts
  • Taught by
    Richard Prinz,
    Student Advocate
    and Licensed
    Marriage and
    Family Therapist
    Ya Huei Chi, Student Advocate Intern at MVHS
  • In English with Richard: September 27 to November 8, 2017
    (7 sessions on Wednesdays),
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • In Mandarin with Ya Huei: October 12 to 26
    (3 sessions on Thursdays)
    , 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Location: Library
  • Email to register for Richard's class:
  • Eventbrite to register for Ya Huei's class:
    Register for Mandarin Course
  • Call:(408)366-7638
  • Only cost is the $15 book in Richard's class.

Parenting Class

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Interested in learning more about teens and parenting choices?
Two Fall Session PARENTING CLASS series will be offered in:

  • English on seven Wednesdays (please come to all of them) on September 27 - November 8, 2017 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.

  • Mandarin on three Thursdays (please come to all) on October 12 to 26 from 6 to 8 pm in the MVHS Library. You can register through Eventbrite for this free series.

  • 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.