Why PEP?

1

Our classes conform to research-tested best practices for parenting education and support.

  • Class curricula focus on child development and parenting skills.
  • Our group settings help participants see that they are not alone – other parents share similar problems.
  • We help parents solve existing behavior problems and prevent new ones before they begin.
  • We actively engage participants and teach to all learning styles.
2

Classes vary in length from comprehensive, core parenting classes (8 to 10 weeks) to single-session workshops.

  • PEP’s sequential series of core classes offers in-depth information and training in all aspects of parenting children in a particular age range.
  • Parents can choose classes to fit their schedules and needs.
  • Shorter classes and workshops give parents a “taste” of PEP’s approach and targeted training on specific parenting issues.
  • All of our classes lead parents to be more encouraging and effective and to make beneficial changes in their families’ lives.
3

Our Certified Parent Educators are trained and experienced parent volunteers who:

  • Complete PEP’s series of core courses (28 weeks) and additional coursework and classroom training (2-5 years).
  • Understand parenting issues and how to apply concepts and strategies to particular situations.
  • Are available to answer class members’ questions.
  • Deliver practical skills instruction with warmth, humor and professionalism.
  • "Walk the talk" because their own families benefited from PEP.
4

PEP helps parents to better understand and work with their children and to enjoy parenting and family life.

  • Children who feel understood are more likely to listen to and comply with parents’ wishes.
  • Power struggles and battles of will diminish and stop entirely as parents learn to empower their children in positive ways.
  • When children feel better about themselves, their behavior improves and they want to learn and achieve their goals.
  • Parents learn how to organize the work of the family and take time for family fun, so both work and play become more satisfying.
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