In the effort of keeping all children, families, clients, and staff safe during these uncertain times, The Parenting Place is tentatively closed through the end of May.
However, we are still here for you! All staff are working remotely. Staff will continue to be in touch with clients through a variety of methods--phone, virtual visits, etc. Parenting classes are starting back up! Please click HERE to register and pay for your classes, as well as check the schedule!
Please do not hesitate to contact your home visitor or counselor per usual. You are welcome to call the agency at 864-898-5583 or email us should you need anything. Check out our Staff Page to contact a staff member directly.
Stay tuned to this page or our social media pages for updates. Anger management classes and in-home visits are postponed until further notice.
POTTY TRAINING WIN!
Carter is finally potty trained! He is out of pull-ups and into his “big boy” underwear! Carter, and his mom Breanna, were clients in our Healthy Families program. Although they have now graduated, Breanna called to share the good news with her home visitor.
Read what Nicole said below:
"I asked how the process went (because she tried about six months before she graduated and it didn’t go terribly well). She told me that she started talking about potty training with Carter and bought a pack of big boy underwear."
"She let him put on a pair to feel the difference between a pull up and something that wasn’t bulky. When he had a wet pull up, she tried to connect the wet pull up as the effect of having to go potty but not going to sit on his potty. It took time and patience, but he made the connection and didn’t like being in a wet pull up. He told her he wanted to be a big boy in his big boy underwear."
"Every time he felt the urge to potty, he would tell her and she’d help him. Afterwards, she gave him verbal praise and other times it would be verbal praise and a small prize from the Dollar Store. Of course there were accidents and she told him that was okay. Once he started getting into a solid routine, she and Andrew too him to pick out the BIG PRIZE for when he had the potty down to a science. She sent me these pictures of Carter when he finally earned his BIG PRIZES for using the potty 99.9% of the time. She went on to say that he told her the day before yesterday that he wasn’t sure he liked Mickey Mouse and she asked him why. He told her Mickey Mouse was for babies but he is a Big Boy and he loves the Avengers because they are big boy super heroes!"
We are super proud of Carter and Breanna both! What an exciting accomplishment!