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Parenting Success Network Offers Free Classes & Resources

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs you’ll ever have, and a local resource called Parenting Success Network can provide the tools to help you be the best parent possible.

“Parenting can be hard, but we all learn by doing and by sharing our experiences with others,” said Sommer McLeish, coordinator of Lincoln County Parenting Education, in partnership with Samaritan Health Services. “Whether you are new to parenting or experienced, our sessions provide ways to enrich your family and to make connections with other parents.”

The Parenting Success Network offers one-night workshops and parenting class series on a variety of topics as well as one-on-one parent coaching, free of charge to Lincoln County residents. Some sessions are also offered in Spanish. 

Two education opportunities are available in April:

  • One-Time Workshop – Early Years are Learning Years – For parents of children between the ages of birth and 35 months, this introductory workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will help parents clarify goals for their families and how to incorporate their values while parenting through everyday activities and routines. Each family that registers for this workshop will receive a My Child’s Suitcase magnet set to start “packing” values and goals for their children.
  • Class Series – Nurturing Parenting: Children with Special Needs & Health Challenges– This 12-week class series is for parents of children from birth to 12 years of age who have special needs and health challenges. It will be held every Wednesday for 12 weeks, April 14 to June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Topics will include brain development by age and stage, discipline, health and healing, helping children cope, and communication and advocacy.

Class participants must have access to an internet device with camera and microphone. A limited number of iPads and hotspots are available for loan. For complete information about these classes and other resources visit To register, email Sommer McLeish.