Positive Discipline – Parenting Program

Positive Discipline Parenting Education Program - Children's Trust Fund of Michigan

Thanks to a generous grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Michigan – Oceana County Local Council, The Fountain Hill Center will be offering free parenting classes, support groups, and workshops to Oceana County parents and caregivers throughout 2018.

Here are the classes and workshops we have scheduled for September:


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New Era Reformed Church

Wednesdays in September, 6-7:30 PM

Join Fountain Hill Center therapist Mariann Eschenburg at New Era Reformed Church on 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26. Explore why children do what they do, share parenting strategies that really work, and learn practical, everyday tools to help you create “win-win” scenarios for you AND your children.

These workshops are FREE. Open to parents, grandparents, foster parents, and other caregivers of children ages 0-18. Childcare and snacks included!


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Positive Parenting Basics I & II

Trinity Lutheran Church

Sat, 9/22 and Sat, 9/29: 8 AM-12 PM

Do you and your child see eye to eye on screen time? Homework? Following directions? If you’re like most parents, you probably have topics of frustration, or find yourself saying on a regular basis, “There has to be a better way!”

Join Fountain Hill Center therapist Kimber Decker at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, 9/22, and Saturday, 9/29, for “Positive Parenting Basics I & II.” During these two free, 4-hour workshops, parents will learn how to discover their strengths, foster meaningful communication, and create “win-win” scenarios for their children and themselves.


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Creating Positive Boundaries With Kids

New Era Elementary

Tuesday, 9/18: 5:30-8 PM

We create boundaries every day. Usually with negative results. This workshop explores how to creates boundaries that provide positive experiences for children and caregivers alike.

A light meal will be provided. Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call the Fountain Hill Center at (616) 456-1178.


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My Kids Are Addicted to Screens. Yikes! So Am I

New Era Elementary

Tuesday, 9/25: 5:30-8 PM

Kids…Screens…Media…Games…Internet. When you mix all those things together, it’s a recipe for real problems. And, grown-ups are part of it, too! This workshop explores how today’s technology is impacting families in unhealthy ways and gives suggestions on how to create healthy interactions with screens and all that comes with it.

A light meal will be provided. Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call the Fountain Hill Center at (616) 456-1178.


Each of these workshops makes use of the Positive Discipline curriculum. Positive Discipline values teaching important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Parenting with Positive Discipline means being kind and firm at the same time, an effective parenting strategy that helps children feel a sense of connection to parents and caregivers, as well as a sense of belonging and significance.

To find out more or to sign up for any of these workshops, please call the Fountain Hill Center at (616) 456-1178 or email contact@fountainhillcenter.com.