Parenting class at ORR Junior High

Sep 28, 2016

Mattapoisett — A parenting strategies workshop is being offered at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School.

The course is designed to assist parents in managing the many issues encountered during adolescence.

The program is designed for parents of children in grades five through nine.

One of the major focuses will be examining effective and ineffective methods of discipline.

There will also be a focus on the different styles of parenting.

Methods to use when it comes to resolving conflicts will also be taught, along with many other useful parenting strategies.

The presenter is James Fitzpatrick, a licensed social worker. He will present and use any appropriate videos to share his information.

He will share his 40 years of experiences with with both parents and children in a child guidance clinic, and as a school social worker at the elementary and secondary levels.

There course will be broken up into four different sessions, each with different focuses. Meetings will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

The sessions will take place on Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

To register, call 508-758-4928 and ask to speak with seventh grade guidance counselor Julie DeSousa.

DeSousa is also available through email at The deadline for enrollment is Oct. 13, and space is limited.

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