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December 14, 2013


MRH Elementary and ECC Host Parent Education Classes

Being a parent is one of the toughest and most important jobs we do - because kids don't come with instructions.  We all have questions, doubts, or concerns at some point in the parenting process and connecting with others helps us realize that we are not alone.  MRH Elementary and Early Childhood Center are partnering with A Place To Turn To, a non-profit that supports families throughout the parenting process to provide a series of classes this spring.  The classes provide many opportunities for parents to question, learn, explore, and integrate what's most important to them into everyday life.  Each class will be complete with a light dinner and childcare and we encourage you to attend all three classes. 

5:30-6:00 p.m. - Light Dinner Provided for Parents and Children
6:00-7:15 p.m. - Childcare
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Class Topic Presentation (see below)
7:00-7:15 pm - Open Discussion

Understanding the Emotional Development of Your Child – Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at MRH Early Childhood Center 2501 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood
The relationship between our thinking and our emotions impacts how we view and react to the world.  Understanding our own emotional cues and helping our children identify theirs can help us cope with many troublesome behaviors.  Learn how to coach your child through those feelings that can get them into trouble.

Managing Technology & Supporting Your Child’s Education – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at MRH Elementary 1800 Princeton Place in Richmond Heights
Social networking, texting, cyber bullying . . . children today are faced with possibilities and situations that many adults have never faced.  Explore how parents can keep kids safe and set appropriate boundaries in our technological age.

Understanding and Handling Stress – Monday, April 14, 2014 at MRH Early Childhood Center 2501 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood
Stress in our society is at an all time high.  And being a parent adds a whole new level!  Meditation has been proven to be a very effective means of managing stress.  Learn more about how stress affects both us and our children and how this tool can help you and your family.



For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.