All Area Parents Invited To Attend District 214’S Spring Parenting Classes “What Every Parent Should Know”

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Registration for District 214’s spring lecture and discussion series, “What Every Parent Should Know,” is open to all interested area parents. The four-part course will be offered once during the second semester of the current 2012-2013 school year. Classes will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and March 6; Tuesday, March 12; and Wednesday, March 20. All classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. at John Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas St. in Arlington Heights.

Raising children is a formidable task that takes patience, understanding and perseverance. District 214 is committed to not only educating students but also helping parents navigate and respond appropriately to their children’s growth and development. These sessions will help parents anticipate and prevent problems proactively, develop mutually respectful relationships, explore fair discipline, maintain effective communication, and use productive problem-solving methods with their children.

Bob Leece, Student Assistance Coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, and Martha Messer, retired school nurse at John Hersey High School, have trained thousands of parents over the past 16 years. Parents have always responded to these sessions with extremely positive comments such as: “A life changing experience for me as a parent;” “I’ve taken this class twice, and it has made a difference in me, which has made a huge difference in my home;” “This program has helped me more in a few sessions than therapy did in six months;” “I’ve learned practical skills that actually work;” and “This class should be mandatory for all parents.”

The registration fee is $10 per person (cash or check made payable to John Hersey High School), due at the first lecture of the session. In order to provide the best possible environment, registration is limited to 100 parents per session. The popular course fills up quickly. Register now by contacting Paula Volpe at or (847) 718-4947.

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