Parenting Classes

facing parenting challenges together

Florence Crittenton provides classes to all parents and caregivers in our community.  Classes are facilitated by Jen Burckhard, our fabulous parent educator, and are held at Helena College.  We aim to create a fun, honest atmosphere where we can learn together how to raise healthy, responsible children.

For more information on upcoming class dates or to enroll please call Jen Burckhard at 406 442 6950 x207 or email [email protected]

Love & Logic All Ages

The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of caring and respectful relationships. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children forms the foundation of good behavior and healthy decision-making.

Sounds easy enough but never before in history have parents been faced with so many challenges! The Love & Logic approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood. Whether you’re embarking for the first time with your new baby or navigating the turbulent teens with your child, our strategies and techniques will help you create calm and loving solutions.

Circle of Security®

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure

Upcoming Classes

About Stacy Maharg

Stacy joined Florence Crittenton in 2023 after over 25 years teaching in both private and public schools in Helena.  As well as her dedication to her students academic success Stacy is also passionate about relationship building, trauma healing and life coaching for individuals and families.

In her spare time Stacy loves baking, watching movies and playing with her grandkids, visiting her adult children and spending time in the beautiful Montana outdoors with her husband and dog.

Stacy was first introduced to Florence Crittenton when she was in middle school. It was such a great experience she decided then that one day she wanted to be a part of such a wonderful organization.   Now 40 years later she is excited to serve our community and help parents grow and thrive through our parenting classes.

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