Divorced couples in Austin who have young children and who need help being better parents can take advantage of a valuable offer. Travis County is offering parenting classes for people who need them.
When are the classes being offered?
The Travis County Cooperative Parenting Program (CPP) is being offered starting the week of June 6, 2022. In-person classes are available to noncustodial parents on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 PM and on Thursdays for custodial parents from 2-3:30 PM. Parents should arrive at least 15 minutes before start time.
Virtual classes are also available during this time. Noncustodial parents can take classes on Mondays from 2-3:30 PM and custodial parents can virtually attend on Tuesdays from 2-3:30 PM.
Six parenting classes are being offered for a total of nine hours. You can register online, by phone, by regular mail or in person by visiting the Travis County Domestic Relations Office.
Why should you take parenting classes?
Taking parenting classes is a good way to learn more about working with your child’s other parent on how best to raise your child. It helps you to learn how to work together to solve problems or anything significant going on in your child’s life. It shows your child that it’s OK that you are no longer married or together and that you both still love them and each value your time with them.
Parenting classes can help you become better listeners and better at disciplining your child when necessary. They teach you how to use positive reinforcement so that your child is praised and rewarded when they do the right things. This can help them make better decisions and learn values they can take with them as they get older.
The classes also teach you how to value time with your child while they’re young. They give you the opportunity to build a bond that stays with you for life.
Parenting classes can teach you valuable lessons that can always benefit you and your child.