The Spring session of the Audrain County Health Department’s Love and Logic Parenting Class is fast approaching. This year’s spring class will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at the Audrain County Health Department, located at 1130 South Elmwood Drive, in Mexico.
There is no cost for attending this two-session program, but pre-registration for interested participants is required. The two sessions are:
• Andrea Swartz, Peer Counselor presents: “Becoming A Love and Logic Parent”
• Greta Hopke, RD, will present: “Your Family’s Health”
The Friday evening session will go from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and the Saturday session is from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
The classes are designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers. The classes meet training hour requirements for foster parents and meet clock-hour guidelines for day care providers.
Swartz’s parenting class is from the nationally renowned Love and Logic Institute in Colorado and in Hopke’s class, participants will learn about physical fitness and nutrition for your family and you will learn tips on how to get your children to make healthier food choices.
To learn more or to register to attend, contact ACHD LPN Kerry Patton at 573-581-1332.
“Love and Logic parenting classes provide a loving, balanced approach that is neither permissive nor punitive. The classes show adults how to discipline kids without losing their love and respect. The classes also focus on helping children develop personal responsibility, self-control and good decision making skills. Most importantly, Love and Logic focuses on nurturing long-term relationships and reinforcing good character,” said ACHD Administrator Sandra Hewlett, MS, APRN, FACHE.
The Love and Logic program is made possible through the Maternal Child Health Program, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.