Program aims to help with parenting skills

Parents wanting to improve their parenting skills and develop stronger relationships with their children are invited to attend a video series.

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation's parenting program, Parenting With Dignity, is presenting the sessions at two locations in the Tri-Cities in September and October.

The eight-part program offers simple, effective parenting tools for children ages 1-18.

Organizers say parents and grandparents can learn how to raise children to be responsible, independent and goal-oriented; overcome today's culture of sex, drugs, violence and apathy; and become the best they can be in every aspect of their lives.

Participants also can learn to eliminate problems with discipline, build or repair parent/child relationships and have a household free of arguing and conflict.

The sessions are at:

-- Tapteal Elementary School, 705 N. 62nd Ave., West Richland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings starting Sept. 29. Call Terry at 967-3539 for workshop and child care reservations. Registration is required by Sept. 25.

-- St. Joseph's School, SECU building, 901 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick, from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday afternoons starting Oct. 8. The first hour is free and can be a preview for parents. Contact Mark at 845-2092 for workshop registration. Or register online at midcolumbiaparenting.org.