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APS to sponsor free parenting seminar Saturday

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Sometimes parents can use a little guidance.

Whether it’s something as simple as learning to deal with a finicky eater or a more challenging issue, such as behavioral problems, insight into the cause, the effect and what can be done can go a long way toward developing a happier, healthier child.

With this in mind, the Artesia Public Schools is sponsoring “Parenting Today,” a free parenting seminar set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at Grand Heights Early Childhood Center, 2302 W. Grand Ave. The seminar will be conducted in a come-and-go format, allowing parents to attend the sessions of interest to them.

The goal, according to Connie Young Medley, Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) – who, along with Pat Ledezma, Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW), will be conducting the seminar – is to help parents learn to understand their children better, thus helping them offer positive and effective support.

“We’re hoping to help parents experience some enlightenment,” Medley said today. “We want to provide them with key parental tools to help their children at home as well as foster a relationship between their child’s school and home so that they know there are people at the schools that can help and give them support.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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