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What We Do

Positive Effective Parenting Classes

Helping families succeed by strengthening parental behaviors

The Positive Effective Parenting (PEP) program is a 10-week parenting class designed to promote empathy, discipline with dignity, self-worth, and empowerment.

Topics include:

  • Ages and stages of child growth and development
  • Developmentally appropriate discipline including alternatives to spanking
  • Being a parent role model
  • Methods to develop family values/rules and establish positive routines and habits
  • Positive ways to deal with stress including self-care for emotional well-being

Receive your Certificate of Completion after all 10 classes.

Referrals by court order, professionals, or families accepted. Self-referrals welcome.


Class Schedule:

Tuesday evening (virtual): 6:00 - 7:30pm

Wednesday morning (virtual): 10:30am - 12pm

Wednesday evening (in-person at The Parenting PATH): 5:00 - 7:00pm

Please visit our Class Calendar for class dates and times. 


To make a referral click here or call (336) 748-9028 for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register myself for Positive Effective Parenting (PEP)?

Individuals participating in PEP can self-refer for services.

How do I enroll in the PEP classes?

Parents/caregivers interested in participating in PEP classes must contact The Parenting PATH office and request an appointment to complete the registration process.

Is there a fee for the PEP program?

At this time there is no class fee for individuals residing in Forsyth or Stokes County.

Other county residents may by considered based on space and availability. (Fees may apply.)

How many classes can I miss in the PEP series?

Individuals participating in the PEP series must attend all classes. Individuals missing a class will be required to begin the series again. Due to the length of our waiting list, individuals will have limited opportunities to complete the series.

Are the classes conducted in person or virtually?

There are plans to return to in-person classes, however, this decision will be guided by safety concerns.

When are classes offered?

To meet the needs of the various parents/caregivers that we serve, both daytime and evening classes are available.

Do I receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the required classes?

Participants must meet all the requirements to receive a certificate of completion. These requirements include being an active participant and attending all classes.