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Winning cooperation from kids, teaching values and responsibility, and reducing power struggles are some of the things parents can learn at the Active Parenting series coming to Goodwin Community Health beginning March 7.

Bob Pavlik, M.Ed., a longtime parent educator with Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth, will lead the program. Families First and Goodwin merged on Jan. 1. Part of the goal of the merger was to allow the two community health centers better serve their communities by tapping into each other’s different areas of expertise – including Families First’s 25 years of offering parenting classes and other parent and family programs.

Active Parenting is designed for parents of children ages pre-school through teens. The group will explore some of the most effective parenting techniques and find the ones that will work for their families. Active Parenting, a curriculum used all over the world, has been updated to include new videos, as well as:

  • how brain development affects children’s behavior and decision-making
  • improved discipline and communication
  • how to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • 7 Smart Things you can do immediately for school success

Active Parenting will meet Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m., from March 7 through April 11 at Goodwin Community Health (311 Route 108 in Somersworth).

The program is free and includes free child care.  Advance signup required.
More information is at 603-422-8208, option 2, or

WHAT: Active Parenting
WHERE: 311 Route 108, Somersworth
WHEN: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., March 7 through April 11
CONTACT: 603-422-8208,option 2, or

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