Parenting is hard

4-week LS CARES course designed to help parents of adolescents

Parents of adolescents have the opportunity to learn successful parenting strategies at a Parenting the Love and Logic Way course geared for families with children from age 11 to 17.

Offered by Lee’s Summit CARES, the sessions will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through March 13, at Summit Lakes Middle School, 3500 SW Windemere Drive, Lee’s Summit.


The four-week course will focus on maintaining positive relationships, helping adolescents handle peer pressure, setting enforceable limits and using communication strategies that are effective with young adults. Class participants will learn how brain development impacts adolescent behavior as well as how to reduce parenting stress.

This course is also approved for continuing education credit for child-care providers.

Cost for the class is $50 per person, and scholarships are available to qualifying individuals. Please register by Feb. 19 by selecting this link. You may also register by mailing a completed form, available here, to ReDiscover, c/o Bev Hatley, 1555 NE Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64086.

For more information about 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 for scholarship information. Scholarships are available through support from the City of Lee’s Summit and Jackson County Outside Agency.

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. Love and Logic is made possible thanks to a collaborative relationship with Lee’s Summit CARES, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and ReDiscover.

Lee’s Summit CARES is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting. For more information, visit the LS CARES web site. You may also follow Lee’s Summit CARES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.