My Observation Of A Nurturing Parenting Class

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The group I observed is a Nurturing-Parenting Class which is run by Fairfax County. There are several classes scheduled to address families with children in different age groups and stages of development, the class I observed was for families with children aged 5 to 11. There were thirteen parents present for this closed group event. The Nurturing Parenting Class is held for twelve weeks and this is a closed group. The meeting is held in a local church, the chairs are set up in a circle to promote group participation. The classes are held from 5:30 pm to 8:00pm.
In the first class I attended on October 6th, the parents and their children were in separate classes for the first hour, and then the families had dinner together and the class ended with the families staying together to practice what they had learned. In the second class I attended on October 13th, the parents and their children were in separate classes for the duration of the time with the exception of dinner which the families always come together for. This Nurturing Parenting Class is open to any parents or guardians of a child or children who are between the ages of 5 and 11, regardless of the parents age, skill level, religious background, etc. I was put in touch with the Nurturing Parenting facilitator through my internship supervisor; I was seeking an opportunity to complete one of my learning activities. I emailed the facilitator and explained the description of my assignment, emphasizing that
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