The Parenting Center Forums

At The Men’s Center Parenting Center Forums, we discuss a variety of topics that focus on people raising young children birth through age eight in three different formats.

Small Group Forums: Small group forums for parenting groups meet for three, 2-hour sessions. Parenting groups are defined as two people directly parenting the same child or children. If your parenting context includes more than two people, additional people may participate at additional cost.

Coaching: Individual or parenting group coaching sessions are available for those people who prefer a non-group setting.

Large Group Forums: Large group forums are available for sponsorship by businesses and organizations.

What is The Parenting Center?

A place for information

At The Parenting Center, we value the complexity of children’s growth and development. We want you to understand how child development information is a parenting tool.

A place for relationships

At The Parenting Center, we value relationships as the core of parenting. We want you to explore, assess, and strengthen the relationships that directly affect your parenting.

A place for reflection

At The Parenting Center, we value self-reflection. We want you to understand, practice, and use self-reflection as the step toward realization, planning, and change.

A place for realizations and planning

At The Parenting Center, we value your growth as a parent. We want you to take your realizations and create planned change in your parenting.

The Parenting Center Staff

Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Jennifer is a parent, child development specialist and writer. Jennifer received her graduate degree in child development/early childhood education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago, Illinois. For the last eighteen years, Jennifer has worked to improve and promote the lives of young children and their families as a teacher, director, trainer, consultant and writer. Her articles on parenting and young children appear locally in QC Family Focus and nationally in Young Children and the Creative Arts, The Lutheran and Young Children. Jennifer writes education curriculum for Augsburg Fortress Publishers. She was also one of the Founders (and had been the Project Coordinator) for the Quality through Accreditation project of the Quad Cities Association for the Education of Young Children.

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