WHAT CAN A PARENT DO?
The number one thing a parent can do is to BE INVOLVED WITH
-Spend time with your child and show an interest in them.
-Look in your child'd room. It's ok to be a bit nosy if you're concerned.
-Know your child's friends and meet the parents/guardians of your child's friends.
-Set limits and lovingly enforce them
-Eat meals together
-Plan family time- make time to play together and keep family traditions
-Take a parenting class- children don't come with instructions- be open to learning other ways of parenting, not just repeating how you were parented (or maybe not parented)
-Be what you want your child to be- if you want respect and love, give it.
211 is a local resource help line that can refer you to parenting programs, counselors, mental health therapists, and substance abuse providers.
A collaborative community partnership to build strong families and strong communities.
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health
1319 Saul Road
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Nuestra Casa in Sunnyside 509-839-7602 1007 South 6th Street Sunnyside
1. Women's Justice Circle (Spanish speaking only women are invited to attend the Circle) on Tuesdays for 8 weeks starting on Tuesday, October 5th, 6-8pm at Nuestra Casa. Childcare provided. In Spanish
2. Exercise for Good Health for Women, Free In Spanish & English and Thursdays for 8 sessions starting on Monday, October 4, in room #4. All sessions are 6:30pm-7:30pm. (Video Instructor).
3. Free, Diabetes Workshop, In Spanish & English Saturdays starting on Saturday, October 9 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Nuestra Casa. Bilingual
4.DRIVER LICENSE CLASSES–5 classes to study the Drivers Guide with the help of an officer from the Sunnyside Police Dept. They will be on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm in portable #9 beginning on Thursday, October 7th. Free. In Spanish only
For more information call 839-7602 or leave a message on the answering machine.