Free events, activities, one-on-one support and workshops for all Montana families.
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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.
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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 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bozeman Fun Zone
Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond. This month we’ll be playing at the Bozeman Fun Zone! Dinner is included. Indoor play is the name of the game at this…
October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018
Location: Heck/Quaw Cafeteria
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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Written by Anna Redbond Summer vacation has come and gone, and somehow we’re already back to the school routine, with early morning scrambles to get lunches ready and school bags packed. The start of a school year always comes with a transition or two, whether that be a new teacher, a new school or even…
If it feels like your child has been moving away from you from the moment they were born, it’s because they have. We nurture them, comfort them, keep them safe, teach them how to be in the world and they take all these wonderful gifts and use them to grow and go. And that’s what…
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…
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.