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parenting classes

I want to go to a parenting class, I think. I have a very short fuse, and I DO NOT want to end up like my mother. I don't want to spank my children I want to teach them right from worng. I am affraid that I am going to end up like her because that is how I was raised and I hated it. Would a parenting class help? What do they do there? How would I go about finding a class and going to it?Who would I call? Thanks for the advice in advanced

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • if you have a short fuse, I'd recommend anger management classes or DBT classes (this is a behavioral therapy class that teaches you how to deal with emotions like anger)

    you should be able to call your local health department for information on parenting classes though. They generally have the best list as they give it to young parents.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • call a local hospital childbirth class center or a local birthing center, they can refer you either to a parenting class or to a list of childbirth educators who can find one for you.
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:42 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Just the fact that you worry about it makes you a better mommy! Good for you. Anything to help improve yourself could never hurt. Just know it is a good thing that you are worried!
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 1:16 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • i know a place that does parenting classes for free
    boohanna

    Answer by boohanna at 2:11 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

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