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Great Start Livingston offering free parenting workshop

Great Start Livingston is offering a free 4-week parenting workshop facilitated by MSU-Extension for Livingston County families.

The BEES workshop (Building Early Emotional Skills), is designed for caregivers of children prenatal through age 3. The program has 4 sessions that teach how young children develop social emotional skills and also helps give parents tools to deal with the stress of caring for children while developing strong social emotional skills. Free dinner and childcare are available to those who register.

The sessions are as follows:

Week 1, September 28: Parental temperament and stress – Your child’s temperament and temperament “fit”

Week 2, October 5: Your triggers and how to manage them – Being reflective about children’s feelings and stress

Week 3, October 19: Emotion coaching
Reducing biting, conflict and frustration

Week 4, October 26: Handling tantrums –
Encouragement and building a solid foundation for tomorrow

The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Livingston Educational Service Agency, 1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843.

Interested families can register for the workshop here: https://bit.ly/23BEESworkshop.

Participants who attend will receive a $5 gas gift card each week, one per family.

For more information, reach out to Robin Schutz, Great Start Coordinator, at RobinSchutz@LivingstonESA.org

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