Families & Parenting

Program Contact: Jennifer Crawford, Family & Human Development Extension Educator
(509) 667-6540 • crawfordj@wsu.edu

Families and Parenting Programs

Did you Know . . . ?
Managing your own stress (Parental stress management) and relationships skills are among the top three of ten essential skills* in parenting.  Ironically, those same two areas and are often those in which parents score lower.  A study by Dr. Robert Epstein, psychologist, was mentioned in 2010 in Scientific American Mind, documents this.  More than 2000 people have taken the test online.  You can do the same yourself here.  If you find any results that cause you a bit of discomfort or unsettled feeling, don’t regret but instead seek resources such as those mentioned below to help build your own reserves.
Parenting and Family Education programs in Chelan and Douglas Counties include Strengthening Families Program 10-14, Children Cope with Divorce, and Resilient Families, Inside & Out.  Please explore these links for more information.

Program information in English

Additional resources on Family Development

El Informacion en Espanol

Folleto con horario y forma de inscripción:  FFSFIO infoflyer 2011 espanolabril junio 2011.pdf

*The remaining 8 of 10 essential skills are: The Parents Ten: Expressing Love and Affection; Autonomy and Independence; Education and Learning; Life Skills; Behavior Management; Health; Religion; and Safety.

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