Parenting 101

What happens to children in their early years sets the foundation of a lifetime. It is key that families have the tools and resources they need to provide a stable and nurturing environment for their children. In order to reach that goal, Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program must partner with communities in Wharton County to strengthen families and empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher. We all have a shared responsibility for making our communities strong. According to the Wharton County Family Plan, the solution to prevent abuse and under-resourced parenting is to offer educational programming.

Parenting 101 is a curriculum designed for use with parents mandated by the court to participate in parenting training and parents who are referred by the Department of Social Services or other agencies. Parents may be referred for various reasons, ranging from custody issues to issues related to child abuse or neglect. Parents have also attended this program to enhance their personal parenting skills.

Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program offers a 5 session course curriculum with the goal of helping parents gain the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their parenting skills while becoming a positive influence in their children’s lives.

For more information, contact Agent Kashara Bell at 979-532-3310 or

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