Parents are the most influential people in their children’s lives. Although sometimes challenging, one’s role as a parent can be very rewarding and fulfilling as they guide and encourage their children to develop into caring, confident, respectful, responsible and healthy individuals. Great Beginning for Families is a 5-week skill building program that will begin February 1 and continue through March 1 at Waukee’s Grant Ragan Elementary 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Topics covered will be: positive discipline and guidance, helping children resolve conflict, basic principles of child development, handling uncomfortable emotions and feelings and encouraging learning through play. Price is $10/family and free child care will be provided. Register through Waukee Community Ed at For questions contact Lisa Mickelson 515.993.4281 or

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