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Parenting Educators are still available to answer your questions via phone calls, texts, emails, and Facebook. We will continue to be active on the Parenting Now! Facebook page and will update there, as well as on our website, as the situation unfolds. More offerings are in the works, so stay tuned!While we are unable to hold in-person parenting groups during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lots of virtual and remote support options for families, including:

• Healthy Families Virtual Home Visits: Pregnant or newly parenting? As you integrate this baby into your family’s busy life, a Family Support Specialist can be there for you with weekly virtual visits. Call us at 541-556-5355 to learn more about Healthy Families.

• One-2-One Support: Email, phone, and text support for Lane County parents. Talk with Parenting Educators from the comfort of home. Receive free support and education on your schedule. Available to English and Spanish speaking families. Contact enroll@parentingnow.org to register.

• Free access to Parenting The First Three Years Online Program: F3Y Online uses the latest research on child development and positive parenting strategies to give you the tools you need to support your child.

• A web page devoted to resources for families Parenting Through Covid-19.

Squishtivities to do with your child posted daily to the Parenting Now! Facebook page, as well as encouraging and inspirational Words To Love By.

Live Discussions With Parenting Educators: Join Parenting Educators (and special guests) for live, virtual discussions on parenting topics, including routines, temperament, and power struggles. Contact vps@parentingnow.org to register.

Virtual Circle Time: Guided songs, books, and other fun activities for you and your 1, 2, or 3-year old —led by an experienced Parenting Educator. New Circle Time Videos uploaded to Facebook and YouTube every other Friday. Contact vps@parentingnow.org to receive email notifications.

• Virtual Baby Connection: Every Wednesday, from 11 am to 12 pm, parents can talk virtually with Lactation Specialist Debbie Jensen to get nutrition and feeding support, as well as chat with other parents who have babies under 1. Contact enroll@parentingnow.org to register.

When restrictions are lifted, we will resume offering the following in-person groups:

Parenting Now! offers parenting groups that meet the needs of many parents. A professional parenting educator facilitates each group and follows a carefully-developed curriculum, but also includes group discussion about topics that are important to you. You’ll receive group sessions, a parent booklet, an e-newsletter and other material unique to each group.

You may enjoy reading what other parents say about the programs offered by Parenting Now!

For more information, call 541-434-4343 or send us an e-mail.

Young Parents

Whether you are a pregnant young adult or already parenting, Parenting Now! has the program for you: a group for parents under age 22. We welcome your partner who is actively involved in raising your child.

In the Program for Young Parents, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of your child
  • Make new friends
  • Learn positive approaches to discipline
  • Learn stress management

…and you’ll build a support network!

Young Parents groups are led by professional parenting educators.

Young Parents

Duration: 12 x 2-hr sessions
Frequency: Every week
Cost: Free!

Make Parenting A Pleasure

Make Parenting A Pleasure® is for families dealing with higher levels of stress. The group focuses on positive parenting and enjoying your child.

Join other parents of children ages birth to 8 years old and learn:

  • How to manage stress in healthy ways
  • Ways to develop realistic expectations for parenting
  • The latest about your child’s development
  • Tools for positive discipline

…and you’ll build a support network!

Make Parenting a Pleasure

Age: Birth to 8 years old
Duration: 12 x 2 hr sessions
Frequency: Every week
Cost: Free!


En el grupo Crecer usted conocerá a otros padres de niños recién nacidos y hasta 8 años de edad. Crecer es conducido en Español.

Los grupos son basados en un plan de estudios de Parenting Now! comprobado por padres. En este grupo, usted y otros padres de familia aprenderán:

  • Como manejar el estrés de una manera saludable
  • Maneras de desarrollar expectativas realistas para ser padres
  • Lo último en información acerca del desarrollo de los niños
  • Herramientas para la disciplina positiva

….¡Y usted contruirá una red de apoyo!


Age: Birth to 8 years old
Duration: 12 x 2 hr sessions
Frequency: Every week
Cost: Free!

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