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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.
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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
May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 22, 2017
Location: Hope Lutheran Church
This course is now full. Thank you for your interest. Please contact the Thrive office at (406) 587-3840 if you have any questions or would like to be added to a waiting list. Early Childhood Love and Logic: Parenting Made Fun® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., that will…
June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bobcat Stadium
Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be watching the MSU Bobcats in practice, getting autographs and tossing around footballs in the stadium! Dinner is included. Come along for an evening of football fun and adventure! We’ll provide the pizza…
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Frayed Nerves: The Highs and Lows of Parenting By Jai Anderson, MSW. Jai is a Parent Educator at Thrive. On June 20th, 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub in their home. Like the explosion of the NASA Challenger Shuttle and September 11th, some news stories just stay with you, embed themselves…
Low-Tech Parenting Written by Jai Anderson, MSW. Jai is a Parent Educator at Thrive. Your cell phone is four months old but the next generation phone just came out and now your “new” phone feels old. Remember when blogging was the new thing? I couldn’t wrap my head around this strange verb, “to blog.” We…
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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.