Frustrated parents offered help from new program

NORWICH – The Chenango County Youth Bureau is sponsoring a series of free classes for frustrated parents who need support managing their teenagers.

The Chenango County Parent Project begins April 25. Classes are spread over the course of ten weeks, with each class to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in the board room of the Norwich Family YMCA. Every parent is welcome to join this no-cost program, but registration is required by Thursday, April 19.

The intent of the course is to help empower parents to learn the different tools and techniques of working better with strong-willed kids, according to Parent Project Facilitator Karen Osborn. Each lecture will address parental concerns that include arguing with adolescents, improving school attendance and performance, preventing or intervening in alcohol and other drug use, and finding the useful resources to help parents throughout the process.

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