Through the month of June, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund will host “Active Parenting: First Five Years,” a program for parents and other caregivers.

The course, written by parenting expert (and parent), Dr. Michael Poplin, will instruct parents and caregivers on nurturing children “with a ‘just right’ combination of freedom and non-violent discipline.”

The course will instruct parents and caregivers in the following areas:

• Building a strong bond with a child

• The “ages and stages” of child development

• What a baby’s cry signifies

• The growing brain of a child

• Choices and consequences

• Effective discipline that children can comprehend

• Using mindfulness to “keep your cool”

• 6 ways to prepare a child for success in school

Those participating in the program will receive books, fuel cards and more.

The 2019 dates for the course are as follows:

• Tuesday, June 11

• Wednesday, June 12

• Thursday, June 13

• Friday, June 14

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Life Center behind the First Baptist Church located at 303 East Third Street in Waverly.

To register for the program, contact Tammy Jones, OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, by phone at 740-289-4837 or email at .

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