Parenting Groups FAQ

What programs does Parenting Now! offer for families?

Are Parenting Now! programs expensive for families?

How do I register for a parenting group?

Why do people need help with parenting? Doesn’t it come naturally?


Q: What programs does Parenting Now! offer for families?

A: Families have a variety of options with parenting groups and services from Parenting Now!. Some of our programs include the First 3 Years series for families with newborns or young children; Make Parenting A Pleasure, for families dealing with stress who have children from newborn to age 8; Crecer, our group for Spanish-speaking families; and Program for Young Parents, providing support for pregnant and parenting teens.


Q: Are Parenting Now! programs expensive for families?

A: Some of our programs are free; others have fees, but all of our programs are available to all families in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Some programs use a sliding scale, some are offered free to qualified low-income families, and some provide scholarships for families that want to participate.

Parenting Now! uses donations and fundraising to cover most of the costs. We do not require documentation of need. Please call us at 541-484-5316 to learn more about the program you are interested in – or send us an e-mail.


Q: How do I register for a parenting group?

A: To register for a parenting group, please call Parenting Now! at 541-484-5316 or send us an e-mail.


Q: Why do people need help with parenting? Doesn’t it come naturally?

A: For most new parents, a baby changes life dramatically. Parents want to do a good job raising their children, yet not all parents have the support they need. New parents may feel isolated and frustrated about their abilities or just want to share the excitement of the daily changes in their lives with someone who understands. Most parents find it helpful to become part of a supportive Parenting Now! group where they can learn about child development and share information with other new parents. As an added bonus, participants in most Parenting Now! groups remain friends for years! In a recent Parenting Now! survey, 100% of the parents who participated said they would recommend the organization to a friend, and 97% said it helped them become a better parent.

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