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Guardians graduate from parenting workshops

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Parents, grandparents, and others actively involved in the lives of Millview children, concluded a series of parenting workshops Wednesday. Seven parents were honored with certificates for attending every session since the program’s beginning in early November. Then participants discussed what they learned and held a potluck.

The Millview Positive Parenting workshops are meant to teach guardians how to parent the children under their care in a positive manner. Lessons included discipline, structure, communication, fostering confidence in kids and engaging in their academics to help them succeed. The morning workshops in a classroom at the school always included refreshments and door prizes.

The program is only one of several implemented in Madera Unified School District sites, said Vice Principal Rae Ann Priester.

“We do this to build capacity within our parents so that they may become leaders in the community and involved in their children’s’ school lives, to help their children succeed in life, and to build positive communication and discipline skills to foster their children’s growth,” said Priester...


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