Looking for parenting tips and strategies? There is an approach to raising kids that provides loving support from parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful and responsible.
Many parents want their kids to be well prepared for life, and they know this means kids will make mistakes and must be held accountable for those mistakes. But these parents often fail to hold the kids accountable for poor decisions because they are afraid the kids will see their parents as being mean. The result is they often excuse bad behavior, finding it easier to hold others, including themselves, accountable for their children's irresponsibility.This approach is known as Love & Logic, a philosophy founded by Jim
Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids.
Jim Fay teaches us that we should "lock in our empathy, love, and understanding" prior to telling kids what the consequences of their actions will be. The Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ curriculum teaches parents how to hold their kids accountable in this special way. This Love and Logic method causes the child to see their parent as the "good guy" and the child's poor decision as the "bad guy." When done on a regular basis, kids develop an internal voice that says, "I wonder how much pain I'm going to cause for myself with my next decision?" Kids who develop this internal voice become more capable of standing up to peer pressure.
What more could a parent want? Isn't that a great gift to give your child? Parent child relationships are enhanced, family life becomes less strained, and we have time to enjoy our kids instead of either feeling used by them or being transformed from parent to policeman.
We hope you will join Anna Studer, School Counserlor, in learning more about parenting and how to nurture your parent-child relationship. The class is FREE if you live within our school district. If you don't then the entire series is $40.
Classes will be held in the library and they begin Monday, April 20th and go for 6 weeks 6-7:30PM
To register please fill out Love & Logic Parenting Class Registration Form
Did you want to get your garden off to a great start? Well then you will excited to hear that the Adult Education Department has partnered with the Yellowstone County Extension Office to have a class taught at Elder Grove school. Two Master Gardeners will teach
Gardening Tips & Tricks
Thursday, May 14th 6-7:30PM in the Library
The class is free because the gardener's have graciously offered to donate their time and expertise. To register for the class please go to this form:
We hope to see you there!
The Elder Grove Adult Education department has partnered with Billings Chi-Tu Do to offer the women of our community two Self-Defense F.A.S.T. Classes! The classes will be held:
Level 1 - for beginners - Tuesday, May 5th 5:30-8:30PM
Level 2 - anyone who has taken Level 1 - Tuesday, May 12th 6-8PM
The classes will be held in the Little Gym and are open to all women 14 years and older. The acronym F.A.S.T. stands for Fear Adrenal Stress Training and has been found to be the most effective means of training people for the reality of confrontations!
To read more about the class visit the links below. You MUST register for the class no later than May 3rd 2015! The classes are normally $60 per person but Billings Chi-Tu Do has graciously offered to teach the women of our community for $10 per student per class! So now is the time to learn how to protect ourselves in stressful situations! The class is limited to 25 participants so sign-up now to save your spot!
If you would like to sign-up for the upcoming Run 'n Gun Basketball Summer Camp please find the information here. Elder Grove kids and alumni (ages 9 - 12) get a $25 discount.