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Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County will host "Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word," a free, in-person program for parents beginning at 6 p.m.. Thursday, Feb. 9. The 1½ hour  classes will occur every Thursday until March 22 at the Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.

These sessions will aid participants in learning the seven principles of positive discipline that are based on research studies about what parenting approaches are best for healthy child development. Topics to be covered include understanding children’s behavior, effective communication skills, conflict resolution, setting realistic limits, and developing healthy family relationships.

This class is free with required pre-registration. Registration can be completed by calling the CCE office at 845-292-6180, ext. 100 or emailing sullivan@cornell.edu. To learn more about this class and other CCE programs, visit http://sullivancce.org/events.

 This program is a six-week series with each week's lesson building off the prior week's class. Additional materials will be sent to participants each week in preparation for the upcoming class.

 Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County provides equal program and employment opportunities. The public can contact the office to request accommodations.