Events, activities, and workshops for Montana families.
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What is the Parent Place?
The Parent Place is your family's one-stop shop for free activities, classes, and parenting support.
Our Parent Place programs are free and designed to provide parents with unique opportunities to enjoy parenting, enhance their skills as parents and meet other families in the community.
- One-on-one parent support
- Dynamite Dads monthly group
- Parenting with Love and Logic ® classes
- Parents as Teachers ™ home visiting program
- Gym Days
- Resource library
- Parent workshops, Family Fun Nights and other family activities throughout the year
Check out the events calendar for upcoming classes, groups, and programs!
Contact the Parent Place today by clicking here or call Thrive at 406-587-3840.
Check out our blog!
Check out the Thrive article in the latest edition of Montana Parent! Written By Becky Hodgson- Parent Liaison What if you could give your child gift that would help them have healthy relationships, promote success at school, and lower their stress levels? There is. Helping our children understand emotions is the gift that keeps giving.…Read More
by Hanna Doil, Thrive Parent Educator Healthy sleep habits are important for all of us, especially for our young children. Sleep makes happy babies, and happy babies make happy parents. Babies under 1 year of age need approximately 11-12 hours of sleep, and toddlers need about 10-11. That’s a lot of ZZ’s! There are many…Read More
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Parent Place Success Stories
“The Parent Place has been a tremendous resource. It has been a place where I’ve been able to hear others’ experiences and gain knowledge. My son and I have always felt welcome. It is a safe environment where problems can be discussed openly and real solutions accomplished. What a wonderful program.”
“I think it is so cool that the Parent Place respects us as dads enough to have our own time and activity. Most other groups are mostly women and that can feel awkward if you are the only man. Here, we are able to relax, meet other dads, and focus on our kids. The staff has helped to answer so many questions for me.”
—Dad of two
I had lost hope about my parenting….but during the Love and Logic session a light bulb went off and I have new hope again.
—Mother of three children
Upcoming Parent Place Events
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Thrive with a block party!
September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Ridge Athletic Club
Thrive is hosting Family Fun Night at The Ridge Athletic Club. The evening will consist of swim classes and time spent playing in the Ridge Kids Facility! *At least one responsible adult needs to be in the pool with each family group* Free Event Dinner will be provided
Parent Place Sponsors
Thrive as an organization would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.