Parenting classes planned in Huron

BROOKINGS — The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University will hold four parenting classes throughout September to focus on helping parents discover what their children’s behaviors could mean.

In Huron, classes will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 6.

“Understanding Me Up to Age 3” is a four-week class series that helps parents of children from birth to age 3 understand the world from a child’s perspective. The lessons allow parents to respond in ways that encourage and enhance a child’s development.

The class series has previously been and is still being offered in Brookings and Watertown, and now Huron is joining the list of sites.

“Young children tell us what they are thinking, learning and feeling through their behaviors. Understanding these behaviors can help you find out what your child is telling you,” said Kami Bartels, training specialist with the Child and Family Resource Network.

The schedule of classes includes:
• Sept. 6  — Why I Do What I Do: This class explains your child’s behavior as they think, learn and feel with strategies to encourage a child’s development.
• Sept. 13 — Keep Me Safe: This class give tips to make homes a safe place for children to grow and learn.
• Sept. 20 — How I Learn: This class provides tips and tools to encourage a child’s natural desire to learn.
• Sept. 27 — Help Me Manage My Feelings: This class provides insight on guiding and encouraging a child through the stressful moments of growing up.

Registration is required by calling 605-688-5730, emailing the Child and Family Resource Network at [email protected] or going to The certificate awarded for course completion is approved by Court Services and the Department of Social Services.