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The summer session
2006 course catalog from
Alamance Community College located in Graham, N.C.
landed in my mailbox today.
Page 11 offers
this: "!NUEVO! Cursos En Espanol."
class stood out to me. The following is a translation of
Spanish continuing education course description:
(in Spanish) STEP offers you a simple route to
develop a better parent-child relationship.
Parents will learn to better understand the behavior
and emotions of a child, how to strengthen the child`s
self-esteem, and how to
speak more effectively with them. Other subjects of
the course include dealing with U.S. school systems`
expectations of parents, WHILE MAINTAINING NATIVE
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.
This course is
recommended for parents, teachers, and childcare
Joe Guzzardi comments:
classes are all the rage in California public education.
But I have to wonder if instruction on how to be a
loving, nurturing and effective parent shouldn`t come
before couples marry and have their children and not
after the fact.
Better late than
never, I suppose, but in my adult classes, where the
average parent`s age is 35 and the number of children is
four, the horses are already out of the barn.