During the season of love and romance, don't forget the importance of loving the ones to whom you've given life. Children need love, too, which is why this Saturday at the Oakland Public Library's West Oakland Branch, there will be a session on positive parenting.
In tandem with the Second Start Adult Literacy Program’s Families for Literacy, Nadirah Stills, a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), will be presenting on positive parenting.
Her presentation will consist of instruction on the essentials behind teaching children, “responsibility for their actions and help[ing] them feel more secure," according to library branch's program description.
Mrs. Stills has been working with families in Alameda County for over 17 years with her main focus being on the African American community.
Additionally, Mrs. Stills has four main specialties in her practice which include depression, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Parenting. She graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 1999.
The Positive Parenting program is a great tool for parents, legal guardians and anyone else who cares for children on a regular basis.
Research shows that implementing a positive approach to raising children and rearing them in a loving environment helps kids develop and learn in healthier ways.
The session starts Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Oakland Branch located at 1801 Adeline Street in Oakland. To receive more information, call (510) 238-7352.