The Center for Parents and Teachers offers a variety of parenting education classes for each stage of child development. Our offerings include single-session programs as well as multi-session workshops that are facilitated by experts in the fields of education, child development, health, and psychology.
Click on the following to view programs being offered:
Programs for Parents of Young Children
Programs for Parents of Young Adolescents (please click on the left sidebar for this page)
Programs for Parents of Older Adolescents
Check out information from Families for Depression Awareness, a nonprofit with offices in Waltham, MA:
Why is teen depression an important issue?
It is an unpleasant reality, but studies have shown that depression in teens is common. 20% of
teens will suffer from depression by the end of their teenage years. Over half of all kids who
suffer from depression will eventually attempt suicide at least once, and over 7% will die as a
result (90% of suicides are a direct result of untreated depression). Child and teen depression,
if not effectively addressed, often leads to drug and alcohol abuse or additional behavioral
problems. That said, depression is a treatable medical condition. With effective training and
education, parents can help their children navigate depressive disorders and prevent
potentially life-threatening situations.
Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA) offers free webinars and other information on
what teen depression is, how to talk to teens about depressive disorders, treatment options, and how to address
difficulties that may arise.
Learn more by visiting their website: