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The Next Door offering a Parenting Now! series

The Next Door is offering a seven-week “Parenting Now!” series for parents and caregivers of children birth to 8 years at Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles starting Oct. 2.

Hood River classes are also being offered, starting Oct. 8 at May Street Elementary. Both class series run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at cost $20 per family. To sign up, contact Nancy at 541-436-0319 or

Nancy Johanson Paul, Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Program Coordinator at the Next Door recommends that parents take parenting classes when their child is 18 months to 5 years old and then again when they are 10-14 years old.

Look for Parenting Education information on the fall classes at .

There are new parenting education opportunities at the libraries in The Dalles and Hood River. The children’s librarians have put together resources that parents can check out.

The Baby Parenting bag includes the DVDs, “Advice for New Parents” and “Happiest Baby on the Block,” along with the Parents booklet for the “Incredible Infant” curriculum.

The Toddler Parenting bag features the “It’s Mine” DVD, and the “Make Parenting a Pleasure” curriculum on DVD with the Parent Booklet.

The Preschooler Parenting bag includes the “Make Parenting a Pleasure” DVDs and Parent booklet, and a “Helping Children in Resolving Conflicts” DVD.

Spanish language bags will also be available soon.


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