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Free parent/child class forming in Mathews

The Prevention Services Division of the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board will hold a 15-week "Nurturing Parenting" program for parents and their children, ages 5-11. Classes will be held at Thomas Hunter Middle School starting on Jan. 4 and ending April 12, 2011.

The program is designed to increase family communication, cooperation, closeness, and respect. Parents and children—meeting separately and together—learn to handle feelings, communicate needs, understand each other better, take charge of their own behaviors and emotions, feel good about themselves, enjoy each other and have fun. Practical, effective techniques are taught for handling challenging behavior. Parents and children learn positive communication skills.

The program is open to the public free of charge. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided each night during the 15-week course. For more information, or to register, visit www.rvuc....

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