Lee’s Summit CARES offering four-week course for parents of teenagers

Focus is on positive relationships, peer pressure, communication strategies and setting limits

Lee’s Summit CARES will offer a four-week parenting class geared toward parents of young people from 11 to 17 years old.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, at Pleasant Lea Middle School, 630 SW Persels Road. The Love and Logic courses are made possible thanks to Lee’s Summit CARES and a collaborative relationship with ReDiscover and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

During the four classes, parents will learn how to adapt their parenting styles to better guide their teens toward a successful future. Topics will include maintaining positive relationships, helping children handle peer pressure, developing communication strategies that work with teenagers, setting limits you can enforce and reducing parenting stress. Attendees will also receive information on how brain development impacts teen behavior.

Fee for the class is $50, and you may register online at this link. You may also register by mailing a completed form, available at http://www.LSCares.org/parenting, to ReDiscover, c/o Bev Hatley, 1555 NE Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64086. Class attendees are asked to register by Nov. 6.

For more information about the course and the scholarships, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District residents may contact Hatley at (816)-347-3259. If you live outside the school district boundaries, please contact Rachel Segobia, (816) 347-3298.

Lee’s Summit CARES has offered parenting education through the Love and Logic program for 19 years. The popular parenting courses have helped hundreds of families learn how to raise children using these successful strategies.

The local nonprofit is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting. For more information, visit http://www.lscares.org/. You may also follow Lee’s Summit CARES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.