No one ever said parenting is easy. But thankfully, there is help. Family & Children’s Services is offering classes aimed at helping parents get through tough times with their teenagers and blended families. Both Active Parenting of Teens and Active Parenting of Stepfamilies provide practical tools for families looking to reduce conflict, open lines of communication and form stronger bonds.


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Active Parenting of Teens addresses topics that include technology usage, drug prevention, teen bullying, brain development, discipline improvements, communication and sexuality. Active Parenting of Teens will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday evenings, January 30-March 5.

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During Active Parenting for Stepfamilies, adults learn about realistic expectations, various parenting styles, communication and problem-solving, merging varying values and cultures, and strategies for kids living in two households. Active Parenting for Stepfamilies will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings, January 25February 29. 

Both classes will be held at the Family & Children’s Services Central Office at 650 S. Peoria; each class is $20 per session or $25 for the attendance of two family members, plus $20 for a required book. To register or receive more information, call 918.560.1243 or e-mail