Parent University


Empowering Positive Parenting


Lee’s Summit CARES has partnered with ReDiscover for 18 years to provide sound parenting resources at an affordable cost. Workshops are designed to help with parenting children ages birth to adult and are facilitated by experts on a variety of topics. In addition, Lee's Summit CARES offers the popular Becoming a Love and Logic Parent classes developed by the Cline Fay Institute.


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Nurturing a Resilient Family


Free Parenting Webinar
October 20 | 4pm

Learn strategies to help your family better adapt in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy or even significant sources of stress, such as a pandemic.

Positive Parenting Practices

Free Parenting Webinars


This program empowers parents of middle and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.

Learn how to guide your children through difficult situations and address tough topics such as death, divorce, racism, natural disasters, etc.

Topics include back to school anxiety, maintaining student motivation regardless of the learning platform and how to help children succeed in school.

Join us for an online class about keeping the peace in your home - especially challenging while we spend more time at home.

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Learn strategies and techniques to get your child to help with chores.

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Stress-reducing ways parents can respond when their kids say "I'm bored!"

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Join Love and Logic Facilitator Kerri Gray as she discusses how parents can lower stress in themselves and their families.

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How change impacts you and your family, especially during times of crisis. Learn specific strategies and techniques for responding and adjusting to change.

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Learn a few practices that can help you live a more meaningful life! Applications for both adults and youth will be shared.

Parenting is Hard!

Could You Use Some Love and Logic®?


Do you find parenting to be the most challenging yet rewarding responsibility? Could you use some help to establish a positive discipline foundation in your home? Lee's Summit CARES offers the popular Becoming a Love and Logic Parent classes developed by the Cline Fay Institute.

Love and Logic ® Classes

Cost: $55, Scholarships Available


Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

For parents of children ages 0-6

Mondays, Nov 9 - Dec 7
7pm - 8pm
Offered virtually via Zoom

Raising children from birth to adulthood is a remarkable undertaking, especially considering infants do not come with operating instructions. In this class designed specifically for parents of young children (0 - 6 years), learn effective ways to establish a positive discipline foundation in your home. Common behavior issues will be addressed such as - arguing and whining, bedtime, picky eater and getting your child to listen the first time.

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Parenting the
Love and Logic Way

For parents of any age children

Thursdays, Oct 1 - 29
7pm - 8pm
Offered virtually via Zoom

Do you find parenting to be the most challenging yet rewarding responsibility? Could you use some fresh ideas to put an end to arguing, whining and backtalk? Would you like your kids to listen the first time? Be more responsible? You're not alone! Whether things are going well or you could use some help, join us to learn more practical and proven strategies for raising kids that are respectful, responsible and fun to be around.

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Parenting the
Love and Logic Way

For parents of children ages 11-18

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When parenting youth, the focus is often on the early years. However, as youth transition through adolescence to adulthood, their parental needs change. Wise parents learn how to adapt their parenting approach to guide their teens toward a successful future. Join us and learn effective ways to communicate with your teen, set limits you can enforce, increase school motivation and much more!


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Supporting Youth
w/ Challenging Pasts

For parents and educators

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Designed for parents, educators and others who work with youth who have experienced trauma, loss or other types of pain. Join us to learn how trauma impacts behavior and effective ways to instill hope and healing. Learn effective ways to manage challenging behaviors including a lack of school motivation, defiance and how to empower youth toward success in life.


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Scholarships are available for families that meet certain criteria.

Lunch and Learn


Host a Parent University Workshop at your place of business or for your organization.