Parent Place

Free events, activities, one-on-one support and workshops for all Montana families.

What can the Parent Place do for me?

Contact the Parent Place now to find about about how we can help you get the (free) tools and resources your family needs to thrive. 

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.

PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

How Can I Find Out More?

Check out the events calendar for upcoming classes, groups, and programs!

Contact the Parent Place today. Click here or call the Thrive office at
(406) 587-3840.

Click here to view the Fall 2017 Thriving Institute presentation: Helping Your Child with Anxiety

What Does The Parent Place Do?

Dynamite Dads

Free monthly event for dads, father-figures and the kids they love.

Gym Days

Free weekly play event for kids ages 0-5, with locations in Belgrade and Bozeman.

Parenting with Love and Logic - Early Childhood

Workshop for parents of children ages 0-5. $10 suggested workbook fee.

Circle of Security

Free parenting classes focused on strengthening and supporting secure parent-child relationships.

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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.”

—Single Parent

“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

Meet our Parent Place Staff

  • Portrait of Cindy Ballew

    Cindy Ballew

    Parent Programs Manager

  • Portrait of Jai Anderson

    Jai Anderson

    Parent Educator

Upcoming Parent Place Events

  • Gym Days – Bozeman

    January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 29, 2018

    Location: Willson School

    Join the fun at Belgrade Gym Days!   Gym Days are free, weekly events designed for parents and toddlers to have a place to go, socialize, and be able to actively play on cold Montana fall and winter days! The Parent Place provides plenty of riding toys, tunnels, and balls for the kids to play…

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  • Early Childhood Love and Logic: Parenting Made Fun

    January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

    Location: Christ The King Lutheran Church

    Early Childhood Love and Logic: Parenting Made Fun® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., that will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards early childhood.     PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FULL (as of…

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Check out our blog!

Grow Your Daydreams at this Year’s Girls for a Change Summit

By Thrive | January 5, 2018

    Written by Greta Moore, Girls for a Change Program Coordinator at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (January 2018 Edition.) When I was a teenager, like most, I had no idea what life would look like beyond the concrete walls of high school. Though my school was relatively inclusive and representative…

The Importance of Games

By Thrive | November 13, 2017

Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (November, 2017 Edition.) “Let’s play a game,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way that humans interact and learn. They provide so many benefits for people of all interests and abilities.…

card from student to mentor blue with red heart

Thrive Mentoring: A Story of Community

By Thrive | October 5, 2017

Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (October, 2017 Edition.) Where did the word mentor first come from? The word first appeared in the Greek poet Homer’s Odyssey tale.  When Odysseus, the king, goes to fight in the Trojan War, he puts the care of his son…

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.

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