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Parenting Class Quick Facts
  • Taught by
    Richard Prinz,
    Student Advocate
    and Licensed
    Marriage and
    Family Therapist
  • March 1 to April 5, 2017
    (6 sessions on Wednesdays)
  • Times: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Library
  • Email to register:
  • Call:(408)366-7638
  • Only cost is the $15 book.
Parent Class Taught in Mandarin Quick Facts
  • Taught by
    Ya-Huei Chi Student Advocate Intern at MV Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
  • March 2, 9, and 16, 2017
    (3 sessions on Thursdays)
  • Times: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Location: Career Center
  • Register
    at Eventbrite
  • Questions? Email Ya-Huei Chi
  • FREE

Parenting Class

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Interested in learning more about teens and parenting choices?
A Spring Session PARENTING CLASS, taught in English will be offered on six Wednesdays (please come to all of them) on March 1 - April 5, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the MVHS Library. You can register for the sessions by emailing Richard Prinz at If you don't have email, please call (408)366-7638 to register. Cost is $15 to cover the book for the course.

A Spring Session PARENTING CLASS, taught in Mandarin will be offered on three Thursdays (please come to all of them) on March 2 - 16 from 6 to 8 pm in the MVHS Career Center. You can register for the sessions through Eventbrite. This is FREE.

The classes are based on the STEP program. STEP stands for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. This program is specifically geared for teens. It has been around awhile and has proven helpful to many. For example, it asks if you might have a "giving orders", "giving in" or "giving choices" parenting style and what the effects on you and your child these styles might have. Which style do you find promotes the kind of adult you want your child to be? Topics include: Understanding your teen, emotions (yours and theirs), encouragement, identifying whose problem is it--yours or your teen's, communication (listening, expressing your feelings and exploring with your teen alternative ways of thinking and behaving), and discipline (developing responsibility). You are more than welcome to attend more than one series of classes. Because the program involves changing yourself, it helps to hear the ideas again and practice more. Also, your experience can be helpful to others. Participants need to come to all, or close to all, of the classes. There will be homework. There will be teens in attendance as well.


Course Book: STEP: Parenting Teenagers, copyright 1998, by Dinkmeyer and McKay. STEP Publishers. This book is required. Please purchase it and read the first chapter prior to the first class. Copies will be made available for sale a week before the first class.