[HCCN] PR: Parenting with Dignity

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Thu Sep 16 13:57:19 EDT 2010

  September 16, 2010, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Candy Eaton, Program Director
/Hancock County Children's Council, a program of
Downeast Health Services Inc., and the
*_52 Christian Ridge Road_*
Ellsworth, ME  04605-1087
207-667-5304 ext. 261
children at downeasthealth.org <mailto:children at downeasthealth.org> /


The Hancock County Children's Council, a program of Downeast Health 
Services, cordially invites fathers, grandfathers and other male 
caregivers to participate in a monthly parenting series just for men 
titled "Parenting with Dignity®". Based on the video series of the same 
name, Mac Bledsoe (NFL Drew Bledsoe's father), shares his parenting 
philosophy "/"Our children will make all of the most important decisions 
in their lives - on their own. As parents, the only thing we can do is 
teach them how to make good decisions"./

Fundamental to the Parenting with Dignity® curriculum is a focus on 
developing parenting skills that help to address many of the challenges 
faced by inexperienced and unprepared parents. Help your kids to realize 
their dreams by:

    * Discovering "the three P's of goal setting"
    * Find out about the five simple, but powerful rules for parents
    * Learn six reasons why punishment does not bring about meaningful
      change in children
    * Learn how to obtain appropriate behavior from your kids
    * Open the lines of communication
    * And, have them develop sound decision making skills

This 9 session program will be held monthly on the first Tuesday of 
every month, beginning October 5^th , 2010 at 5:30pm-7:30pm. If you are 
interested in participating in this FREE series, please call Candy Eaton 
at 667-5304 ext. 261. We are looking for a minimum of 5 men to 
participate and the space will accommodate up to 12.

Parenting with Dignity® teaches parents how to instill a sense of 
responsible decision making in their kids.  This is a positive approach 
to parenting that is simple, easily understood, applicable in any 
situation, and incredibly intuitive. Learn how to foster happy, 
self-directed children with a strong value structure and a sense of 
accountability for their actions. Discover how to teach your children to 
act appropriately in different situations, and to be confident in their 
self worth because they know they have the unconditional love of their 
parents and belief in themselves.

The Hancock County Children's Council, a program of Downeast Health 
Services Inc, is promoting protective factors for protecting children 
and promoting healthy families. Protective factors are conditions in 
families and communities that, when present, increase the health and 
well-being of children and families. They are attributes that serve as 
buffers, helping parents to find resources, supports, or coping 
strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.

A child's early experience of being nurtured and developing a bond with 
a caring adult affects all aspects of behavior and development. When 
parents and children have strong, warm feelings for one another, 
children develop trust that their parents will provide what they need to 
thrive, including love, acceptance, positive guidance and protection.

Please contact the Hancock County Children's Council to learn about 
other parenting classes and workshops available in your community or 
visit our Parent Resource Library at 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth. 
You may visit our website at www.downeasthealth.org 
<http://www.downeasthealth.org/> for additional information on child 
development and family educational resources available or contact Candy 
Eaton at 667-5304 ext. 261 or email children at downeasthealth.org 
<mailto:children at downeasthealth.org>

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