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Golisano Children’s Hospital offers free parenting workshops

March 16, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida offers free specialized group parenting classes to help teach parents how to focus on their strengths, use effective discipline strategies and set appropriate expectations for their children. The Lee Health Healthy Life Centers are hosting the eight-week workshops focused on parenting the exceptional child. Exceptional children have special needs, including developmental disabilities, special health care needs or emotional disturbances.

The workshops meet for eight Sundays starting April 8, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., at the Healthy Life Center at the Wellness Center - Cape Coral (609 S.E. 13th Court, Cape Coral). There also will be workshops held for eight Tuesdays beginning April 10, from 6-8 p.m., at the Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point (23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero).

The Partners in Parenting workshops feature lessons focused on positive discipline from the Nurturing Parenting Program, authored by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.

The workshops help parents:

* Manage their child's behavior without spanking or shouting

* Learn effective communication skills

* Establish nurturing routines for meal times, bath times, bedtimes, chores and homework

* Understand the exceptional child's effect on typical siblings

* Gain a sense of personal power and feel good about themselves

* Enjoy their families and have fun together

Free child care is available during the workshops.

For more information or to register to participate, call 239-343-6468 or email



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