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Parenting Wisely

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Sadie Liller

Sadie Liller


Parenting Wisely

Individual parenting classes are available at the Garrett County Health Department using a curriculum called Parenting Wisely. The program is designed for any parents who have challenges with their children, as well as those who are just interested in improving their parenting skills.

Parenting Wisely is an interactive computer based program that teaches skills in assertive discipline, using “I” statements, setting consequences and active listening. It can be completed in 2-3 sessions of 1.5 hours each during appointments at the Health Department, or program CD’s may be signed out for use at home.

The program is designed by experts to answer the following common questions:
“Why do children sometimes act the way they do?”
“How can you encourage cooperation from your children?”
“What will improve relationships among family members?”

Two different programs are available, one for parents of young children and one for parents of teens.

The Young Children’s Version of Parenting Wisely includes seven scenarios that show children aged 3-9 years presenting typical challenges of this age group: toddler temper tantrums in the grocery store, interrupting a parent talking on the telephone, sibling fighting, refusing to turn off the television when it is time for bed, struggling to get children dressed and fed before school (while grandma, who lives with the family undermines Mom’s authority). A father gives advice to his son after he has trouble getting along with friends, and another father discovers his son’s grades in school are not as good as the boy led him to believe.

The Teen Version of Parenting Wisely presents ten typical problem situations including: doing household chores, stepparent-youth relationships, monitoring “troublesome” friends, improving poor school performance, sibling fighting, complying with parental requests (phone use and music volume) and more. Both effective and ineffective solutions are depicted for each problem, followed by comprehensive critiques and explanations of the parenting and communication skills viewed.

Assistance is also available for parents to help their children through the stresses involved in a parent’s separation or divorce.

Anyone interested in scheduled appointments or receiving additional information should call Sadie Liller at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

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2017 Garrett County Flu Clinics

Flu Clinic Banner 2017 Community Vaccination Schedule:
We will bill Medicare Part B and private insurance companies. Be sure to bring your Medicare card and/or insurance card so we can bill your insurance carrier. There will be NO out-of-pocket costs for influenza vaccine.

Where When Time
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friendsville Senior Center October 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville) October 20, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kitzmiller Senior Center October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 27, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Swanton Senior Center October 30 2017 (Monday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Hall October 30, 2017 (Monday) 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) November 9, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville)  November 17, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pneumonia vaccines will be available at these clinics for only those with Medicare Part B. Other persons who want pneumonia vaccine should call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-5355 to schedule an appointment at the health department.

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Can't make it to any of these clinics? Try the CDC flu vaccine finder below!

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