An important element of the Direction experience is our Parenting Group. All parents are urged to participate in this group within the first week of their child’s membership.
In addition, our groups are open to the public. Many parents whose children are no longer in the program continue to come.
This group has three main objectives:
1. You will be introduced to our parenting principles, how they work in our program, and how you can use them at home. It will help maximize the effectiveness of your child’s time in our program by offering the opportunity to integrate our approach more fully in your home.
2. It will provide insight into your child’s experience at Direction.
3. It will utilize the power of the group experience to provide you with some personal support, just as it does for your child.
The group currently meets on Wednesdays on-site. It operates with a fluid, open membership, allowing parents to choose their level of participation from week to week. Parents are encouraged to come to as many Parenting Groups as they feel is helpful, whether or not their child is attending the program at that time. No fee required.
We recommend all parents attending our parenting group look over our Parenting Handbook.