Parenting Classes


Our parent education curriculum includes evening classes, as well as lunch and learn classes. We are available to provide private classes/workshops on a contract basis for your group or organization! Please contact us to find out more about this option. We hope to help your family grow through parental participation in a class.


ACTIVE PARENTING for Family Stabilization

This class is for parents who are required to take court-ordered parenting class.  These classes teach basic parenting skills. Topics covered include: parenting styles, teaching responsibility, cooperation, respect, problem solving, and anger management. These ongoing classes are offered each month. The first Monday of each month will focus on parenting through divorce and separation.  The second Monday class of the month will focus on trauma and reunification. 

Parenting through Divorce and Separation Class

Monday Evenings,  

6:00 - 7:30pm

June 6,  July 11, and August 1

September 12, October 3,  November 7, December 5


Trauma and Reunification Class

Monday evenings

6:00 - 7:30pm

June 13, July 18, and August 8

September 19, October 3, November 7, December 5

Cost:  $10 per class



Learn how to set limits, reduce power struggles, and understand your strong willed child in this 4-week class. Parents will learn to recognize what triggers misbehavior and how to foster a relationship that will make their child more compliant.  This class is geared toward children ages 4-18.

Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm
Summer Session:  June 7, 14, 21, 28

Fall Evening Session:  October 4, 11, 18, 25

Fall Morning Session:  Tuesday Mornings, 10am- 12pm,  September 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor:  Beth McAlpine

Cost is $40 per family*  (limit two adults per family)



Designed for parents of children age 4 years + with an ADHD diagnosis.  This class helps parents gain a better understanding of ADHD and learn proven strategies to help the behavior and attend of a child diagnosed with ADHD. 

Summer Session:  Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm
July 12, 19, 26

Fall Session:  Lunch and Learn: Wednesday, 12pm - 1pm

September 7,14,21,28
Instructor:  Beth McAlpine

Cost is $30 per family*  


TEACHING with Love and Logic

Imagine a classroom with less stress, fewer discipline problems, and kids who are willing to learn in your class. It can happen! This class will teach you how to spend less time on discipline and studen disruptions, guide students to solve their own probelmens and set and enforce limits without ever raising your voice, and end each day with more energy leftover for yourself and your family. 

Tuesday afternoon 3pm-5pm
June 14, 21, 28, July 5, and 12
Instructor:  Wendy Wood

Cost is $60 per person

** This class counts for up to 12 hours of Continuing Education for Teachers



All Classes are Held At:

The Parent Center
Bess Chisum Stephens Community Center
1200 South Cleveland
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 664-4268


Please stop by, call, mail or e-mail if you have questions or would like to register for a class.

Course fees are as follows, unless otherwise noted:

1 week course  - $10 per person 

3 week course - $30.00/ family* (*limit two adults)

4 week course - $40.00/ family*

6 week course - $60.00/ family*

* family rate provides course for two adults/parents/ guardians per family

Make checks for class fees payable to: Centers for Youth and Families/The Parent Center

Classes are subject to change due to enrollment. Please call or email in advance to register.  Free Childcare may be provided with advcanced registration.