Parenting Education

Raising Children??

It’s Not Easy!!! Let’s find the solutions together!

CIS of Brunswick County Parenting Education Class

Learn new skills and compare notes with other parents at our parenting classes.

CIS Parenting Education is a comprehensive program that is designed to meet the specific needs of parents and their children. Our parenting program relies on the Incredible Years model, which is an evidence-based program. This program is offered to anyone in a parenting role who has children 5-12 years of age. We also offer a Circle of Parents program which is a parent peer support group. Group leaders work together with parents and children in a supportive and confidential atmosphere to offer practical and effective techniques to build healthy family relationships.

How does it work?

Who can benefit?CIS of Brunswick County's Single Parent Support Group

  • Families
  • Single Parents
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Blended Families
  • Foster and Adoptive Families
  • Children

What are the benefits?

  • FREE of charge
  • Highly qualified, experienced Parent Educators
  • Program offered in several locations throughout Brunswick County

What will you learn?

How to:

  • Promote positive behaviors
  • Handle challenging behaviors and conflicts
  • Develop strategies for effective communication, cooperation and respect
  • Build positive parenting and relationship skills
  • Increase children’s social skills
  • Increase children’s problem-solving skills

Find a Location

Current Parent Education classes are full. Be sure to register for the next Parenting Education class sessions starting Spring 2017 in Leland and Shallotte. Meals are served at 5 p.m. and class starts at 5:30 p.m.

New locations are added as needed. Call (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1435 or contact us online for times and schedules.


Parenting Education Success StoriesMother and daughter sharing rules at the CIS Single Parent Support Group

Check out our blog for some uplifting Parenting Success Stories.

Here are just a few of the wonderful comments we’ve received from some parents in our program:

  • “I never knew why my ignoring didn’t work…….I found out it didn’t work because I wasn’t REALLY ignoring!”
  • “Role modeling – that sums up everything!”
  • “Pay attention to the positive…lots of attention!”
  • “90% of the stuff I learned in this class, I didn’t know…and it works!”
  • “Consistency has made such a huge difference for me!”
  • “Ignore the behavior….not the child really was an eye-opener for me!”
  • “Thank you for helping me. I feel like I can be a Dad now!”
  • “My daughter finally does her homework without arguing with me….I can’t believe it!….all for a sticker!”
  • “I can’t quite put my finger on what is happening, but since coming to these classes things are calmer in our house.”
  • “I just wanted to let you know Jennifer was not afraid to go to school this morning. Thank you.”
  • “I thought I was a good parent, but now there is so much more respect for each other in our family. I feel this program has given me my life back. I can’t thank you enough!”
  • “Stay calm. Treat the child the way you want to be treated. Children are important little people.”
  • “Keep a close relation with your child, use a low tone. Respect given is respect received.”

More Parenting Resources

While you’re here, be sure to check out our Guide to Online Parenting Resources.

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