FREE Online Parenting Class begins October 6

Building Early Emotional Skills - We can all use a tip now and then!

Trouble with tantrums? Don’t know what to do about biting? Wondering how to handle the terrible twos? Looking to parent differently? MSU Extension is now enrolling for the FREE Building Early Emotional Skills or BEES online parent education series. Our fall series begins on October 3rd.

Building Early Emotional Skills or BEES is a research based, eight-week series focusing on strengthening early emotional skills in infants and toddlers through supporting early parenting and parent-infant relationship.

There is NO COST for this fully on-line, self-paced training for parents of children birth through age three. Each week for eight-weeks, a new weeks’ worth of course content opens to class participants, and a group chat forum is open for guided conversation among peers. Participants must have custody or guardianship of a child age birth through three to participate, adults such as early childhood educators or agency staff without custody of children ages 0-3 are not eligible to enroll at this time.  Participants must have regular internet access, including the ability to stream video content in order to participate.

Participants who are eligible for WIC or other assistance programs can receive printed course materials and other educational enhancements. Those that are not eligible for assistance programs are still welcome to enroll and participate at no cost however due to grant limitations they will receive fully digital course materials.

Interested participants may click on this link to register, (this link may be included in social media sharing for ease of registrations). Both PDF and JPG files are attached for use in print and/or social media sharing.

Comments from previous participants include:

·         “I learned how to handle my child’s stress and tantrums.”

·        “I learned that temper tantrums aren’t toddlers being bad!”

·        “I learned that [children] will feel angry/upset sometimes. That’s normal, and I have to help her navigate those feelings rather than trying to stop her being upset.”

·        “I learned that using words to voice my child’s emotions gives them power and helps them understand and not to act out in appropriate ways.”

·        “I learned what my children’s behavior really means and the best ways for me to handle it.”

Carrie Shrier
Extension Educator
Early Childhood Academic Success
Children and Youth Institute
Michigan State University Extension
2300 East Grand River Ave., Suite 111
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 552-6904