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      Center for Family Resilience Offers Parenting Classes

      OklahomaState University's Center for Family Resilience and the OklahomaCooperative Extension Service offer parenting courses for Latinoparents with children 5-12 years old beginning Wednesday.

      The classes,Padres Activos de Hoy (Active Parenting Now), cover topics such asstyles of parenting, building courage and self-esteem, responsibilityand discipline, winning cooperation from children, and saying no todrugs.

      Parents havethe option of selecting a six-week program running on Wednesdays from12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or a three-week program running Wednesdaysfrom 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the OSU-Tulsa campus.

      "Theacclaimed parenting program is taught totally in Spanish usingmaterials culturally adapted for Latino families," said Dr. RonCox, director of the Center for Family Resilience. "The courseteaches parents techniques to raise a child using encouragement andhow to build a strong parent-child relationship."

      Registrationis free. Participants can buy the parent workbook for $15 or rent itfor $5. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

      Toregister, people may call 918-594-8336, e-mail cfr@okstate.eduor visit www.facebook.com/okstate.cfr.