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Parenting Class Starts June 6

Klickitat County Health Department offers parenting class.

A comprehensive parenting education curriculum is soon to be offered in White Salmon.

Beginning Thursday, June 6, a program sponsored by the Klickitat County Health Department and the Department of Social & Health Service will help parents learn vital skills.

The class, geared to parents of children from birth to 8, is geared to the following:

Learn practical stress management and communication skills;

Gain greater understand of their children;

Learn effective parenting skills and positive approaches to discipline;

Build a support network.

The 12-week program of classes is free. The sessions will be held every Thursday at the Nazarene Church (behind Skyline Hospital) starting at 1 p.m.

"We plan to have it ongoing if we possibly can," said Sandra Jensen, RN of the Klickitat County Health Department.

Jensen and Tishy Stein, a DSHS social worker, will lead the class.

For more information, call Jensen at 493-1558.

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