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Parenting tips from a pro

Kay VasilakisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Parenting isn’t always easy. What an understatement.Many people have read Jim Fay’s books on parenting. YouthZone is bringing the famous author to the Roaring Fork Valley, and offering his Parenting with Love & Logic workshop, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Rifle High School. Fay has 31 years of experience, and is the founder of the Love & Logic Institute. Here is your chance to get more parenting information straight from the author. This workshop is designed for parents, teachers and youth workers, and would normally be priced at $99 each. Through Friday, Oct. 1, tickets will be sold for $59. Registration the day of the event will be $79.A variety of Love and Logic Books will be available for purchase, and Fay will be signing them.For Spanish-speaking participants, translation to Spanish will be available via headsets. Local groups working with children and families will provide information booths at the site.To register, please call YouthZone at 945-9300 or visit

Speaking of parenting classes, the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers are conducting a Parenting with Love and Logic series, to be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9 in the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center office in Basalt Elementary School. The series provides simple and practical techniques to help parents experience less stress and have fun while raising responsible kids. The class offers many useful techniques parents can begin using immediately. Participants are advised to attend all six sessions.The fee is $60 per couple or $35 per individual for the series for in-district families. Some scholarships are available. Out-of-district fees are $120 per couple or $75 per individual. Advanced payment and registration is required, please e-mail or call 384-5689.Child care will be available for $5 per child per night or $25 for the series.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is also sponsoring a Healthy Kitchen class for those who have been wanting to learn more about nutrition, sugar levels, blood pressure, health issues and healthy eating. The class will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 13 through Nov. 17 at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St. The fee is $10 for all six classes. Register now at the above contact numbers.Child care is available for $5 per family per night.Kay Vasilakis’ “Nonprofit Spotlight” column appears every other Wednesday in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. She is an active member of the Garfield County Human Services Commission. To contact her for possible mention of a local nonprofit event or news item, please e-mail or call 618-6689.

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