Parent Education Groups

Parenting Styles9/12/18We do what we know until we learn differently. Let’s unpack some of the “baggage” we bring to parenting and learn new ways to connect with our children, address challenging behaviors, lead in ways we are proud of and build long-lasting, trusting relationships.
Connection before Correction10/16/18How you say it matter more than what you say. Let’s look at the way we communicate with one and another and learn ways to say what we mean, mean what we say and then do what we said we were going to do. Leave with some hands on ways to communicate clearly that will increase your chances of getting our children to “listen”.
Intentional Parenting using Positive Discipline11/10/18Would you love to learn tools for holding your children accountable in a way that they learn to do it better in the future? Would you love to go to bed at night without feeling guilty for the endless back and forth throughout your day? Positive Discipline has the tools you need. Positive Discipline is a parenting program used world- wide helping parents develop mutually respectful relationships that are both kind and firm but is neither punitive nor permissive.
Stress Management12/20/18Do you find yourself screaming “Callgon take me Away!!” Let’s get brain aware and let’s explore our own “button” or triggers as parents so we can, more often than not, respond to our children in a way that we won’t regret the next day.
Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey1/9/18Let’s explore Becky Baileys the seven skills of conscious discipline:

1. Composure

2. Encouragement

3. Assertiveness

4. Choices

5. Empathy

6. Positive intent

7. Consequence

Parenting with the End In Mind2/19/18Tis the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s reflect on our goals for parenting as well. Let’s look out 25 years from now and dream about our children as adults. What do we want for them? How can we be intentional about helping them get there?
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven Covey3/20/18Let’s unpack Steven Covey’s Seven Habits:

1. Be Proactive

2. Begin with the End in Mind

3. Put First Things First

4. Think Win/Win

5. Seek First to understand and then to be understood

6. Synergize

7. Sharpen The Saw

Math and Reading in your Home4/11/18Home is our child’s first and most impactful school. Let’s look at easy fun ways we can incorporate math and reading in our everyday interactions.
Managing Emotional Mayhem by Becky Bailey5/22/18As parents we can unintentionally dismiss, punish, save/rescue or ignore our children’s feelings. This can leave our children feeling frustrated, unheard and lacking important coping skills. Instead let’s look at how to increase our children’s feeling vocabulary and coach them through their emotional mayhem.

Call the PAIIR Office at (507) 328-4020 to register.

Family Events

Story Time at the Library – September 26th  & November 29th 
Rochester Public Library is providing this FREE event to our families. Enjoy a family story time presentation while learning about ways that you can help your child get ready to read, get a library card for you or your child, and take a tour of the fun and engaging Youth Services division at the library.

 Night at the Museum – October 24th
School Readiness families are invited to explore the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester at no charge! All Families who attend will receive a voucher for a FREE one year Family Membership ($69 value)!

Kick off to Kindergarten – November 15, 2018 from 4-6pm at Mayo High School
Join us to learn about your Rochester Public Schools options for your child entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Adults and children are welcome to attend for Kindergarten information and activities.

Transportation Fair – May 18, 2019
This is a fun family event that allows your child to explore different modes of transportation. This event is held at Goose Egg Park rain or shine.

Big Yellow School Bus – May (multiple dates – more details to come)
Big Yellow School Bus is a course for you and your child. Your child will learn all about bus safety and get to practice the rules on a real bus. Meanwhile, you will learn about bus safety, what to expect with transportation and have time to ask questions.

School Calendars

Aldrich 2018-2019_School_Calendar

Copy of 2018-2019 Parent Calendar Y-Tots

Listos Calendar