No more yelling!

| 20 Sep 2012 | 02:18

    — West Milford’s Community Against Substance Abuse (CASA) is celebrating it’s 21st year of offering Positive Parenting classes to the residents of West Milford. Once again, CASA is funding the Positive Parenting classes, with no cost to parents. The classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 25, 2012. All classes will be held at the Hillcrest Community Center, Macopin Road, in the Nutrition Room.
    This seven-class series will cover one complete subject each meeting, allowing parents to attend only those classes that their hectic schedule permits. Positive Parenting was established in 1991 to assist parents in developing the skills necessary to manage today’s daily challenges that face both parent and child.
    The sessions will address such issues as how to stop yelling, effective disciplining, relationship building skills, quality teaching techniques, setting goals for self and child, achieving compliance, and quality modeling skills. Each class will allow time for questions that are specific to your needs.
    The facilitator, Tom Palermo, is the father of two children. He was vice president, co-founder, and chief program officer of First Concern, a non-profit organization providing services for children before undertaking Positive Parenting as a full-time venture. Palermo is the author of “Parenting...The Manual Your Child Should Have Come With,” “Curriculum Skills for Children” and “Jumping In Puddles, A Guide To Positive Parenting.” Positive Parenting is an approved DYFS, Foster and Adoptive Services Parent Resource program as well as an approved program by the New York Office of Mental Health Services.
    Be a part of a relaxed, informative and entertaining group while learning to reduce the stress of being a parent.
    For further information or schedule of classes, call 973-853-5500, go to the Web site, or email