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Family Life

Helping families to help themselves to improve their quality of life. Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well.

Parenting Classes

Why Take a Parenting Class?

All parents should have the opportunity to take a parenting class. Let’s face it - parenting can be a tough job! However, there are parenting skills that can make parenting so much easier.

Some parents are required by the court system to take a parenting class. Our parenting classes are court approved and will provide you with an approved parenting certificate.

Occasionally, parents might feel they are caught in a parenting style that is not working. We know parents love their children and want to do the best for them. However, sometimes what seems to be the best in the short run is not the best in the long run. The effects of our parenting styles are often not apparent for many years.

Many effective parenting techniques are not difficult but they are also not intuitive. The way a person parents is mostly based on how they were raised by their own parents, who were taught to raise children by their parents . . . and so on . . . Isn’t it time we expected more?

Other parents in the exact same situation as you are will be there and you will be able to learn from other experiences. Nobody will judge you there, because they are all parents and they are all going through what you are. Everyone knows how tough it can be!

The parenting choices you make will last a lifetime so learn to make the best ones you can!

To register for an upcoming parenting class, please click on the link above.

Contact Our Agents

Parenting & Family Life:
Joanna Courtemanche
Personal Finance:
Lisa Leslie
Food, Nutrition, & Health:
Kim Bragg-Armatrout
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP):
Pamela Bradford

Phone (813) 744-5519

Contact Our Staff

Upcoming Events

UF/IFAS Directory

5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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