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Putnam County offers free parenting program

August 24. 2013 10:01PM
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OTTAWA The Incredible Years, a program for parents of children up to age 8, starts Feb. 28 at the Putnam County Educational Service Center.

The program brings parents together to talk, learn and enhance their parenting. Parents can learn how to help their children control and express emotions, use problem solving skills, communicate better, gain friendship skills and cope with peers. Parents will learn how to motivate children and how to use positive discipline.

The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays for 10 weeks. Parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers of children are invited to attend the free program. Free childcare will be provided on-site for all children ages 6 weeks and older. A free family-style meal will be held 30 minutes prior to program each week.

Registration is required by Feb. 22. Call 419-523-5951, ext. 3023. The program is sponsored by Project SAFE, a Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative through the Putnam County Educational Service Center.

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