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Join our Parenting with Passion Parenting Class Series

Saturdays 10:00–11:00 am EST
October 29 – December 17, 2022

7 Live Virtual Sessions

Parenting Education Classes
For All Parents of Young Children 3 – 14
Come learn to really enjoy your child!
Class for parents of children

Our program consist of seven 1-hour classes adapting the
STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Program
and the the “Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10–14”.

About the Sessions

  • Skills that will last a lifetime. These valuable and easy-to-learn skills strengthen us to become the best version of ourselves as a parent.

  • Offered by trained educators. Millions of people have taken the full-version of STEP with in-person classes, but now it is available virtually due to current social distancing.

  • The fee for the entire class (7 sessions) is $100.00. Scholarships available upon request by contacting

  • Registration is on this page - click here. Parents are encouraged to purchase the STEP Parent’s Handbook online but it is not required. For more information, contact:

  • Weekly handouts will be emailed to each registrant for review prior to and during class.

  • The Zoom link will be given to all registrants. FamilyKind does not share email information with other organizations or class participants.   

  • Please share this invitation with co-parents, extended family members, friends, and colleagues. When the class is over, you’ll have ongoing support available from people who joined you in class as well as FamilyKind professionals. 

Session Topics

  • Session 1 – Understanding Yourself and Your Child

  • Session 2 – Understanding Beliefs and Feelings

  • Session 3 – Encouraging Your Child and Yourself / Developing the Courage to be Imperfect

  • Session 4 – Listening and Talking to Your Child

  • Session 5 – Helping Children Cooperate

  • Session 6 – Discipline that Makes Sense

  • Session 7 – Choosing Your Approach


“I learned how to communicate with my child in fun and inspiring ways.”

– Parent of 8-year-old

“The key skills and information I gained include: 4 goals of misbehavior; Active/Reflective Listening; I-messages; Be the BEST version of myself; Being a responsible parent; use Encouragement more so than Praise of our children; Seek progress not perfection; Create shared understanding; Be strategic; Explore Alternatives; and I will end with this key point – the family becomes the arena to learn life skills!”

– Parent of 5-year-old

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Technology Sponsor

Soberlink FamilyKind Technology Sponsor

Our Team Leader: Ellen Taner and Yu Jiang

Ellen Taner On FamilyKind Parenting Education

Ellen Taner

Ellen Taner has been a parenting and family education practitioner and trainer for more than 40 years. In addition to the work she provides to FamilyKind as the Director of Program Development; she works with several national organizations that promote the quality of evidence-based programs, support the highest standards of professionalism in the field, and advocate for policies to establish parenting and family education as the norm and a recognized profession.
Ellen received her Masters of Health Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, embarked on a career in public health and has served as an adjunct at Montclair State University in the Family Science and Human Development Department. She is a Master Trainer for the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14, as well as a trainer of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Celebrating Families!, Children in Between and Parenting Wisely.

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Zoom Team
FamilyKind Parenting Education

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Parenting Education is Fun and Rewarding.

Come Be Amazed!

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