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Parent University

Parent University Sessions

Conscious Discipline

Dinner 5:30-6:00 p.m., Workshop 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Manual Career and Technical Center - Cardinal Suite, 1215 E. Truman Road 

Parents of young children (infants through 3rd grade), join us for our two-part workshop on Conscious Discipline with certified trainers. Books, resources, dinner and childcare will be provided for all sessions.

In Session 1, you will learn positive parenting techniques through understanding and recognizing your child's brain state and build calming strategies. Session 1 will be offered: 

  • Thursday, January 19
  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, May 11

In Session 2, plan to leave with tools to build your child's positive identity through meaningful connections and consequences, “I Love You Rituals,” safe choices and fostering internal motivation. Session 2 will be offered:

  • Wednesday, February 15
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Thursday, June 8

Please try to attend one Session 1 date and one Session 2 date. RSVP is requested to

Contact Merry Winston at or (816) 418-6988 with questions or for more information.

You may view previous Parent University sessions by clicking "Meeting Archive" under Parent University Resources.

About Parent University

Parent University is designed to increase parental engagement and contribute to the academic and social-emotional success of our students.  It will also support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, while fostering positive school community relationships.

Parent University is comprised of prerecorded videos, live sessions offered monthly, and electronic/digital guides and resources. It provides training and information for parents and caregivers that will equip families with new or enhanced skills, knowledge, and resources to best support their students in the classroom and at home. 

Focus Areas

  • Academics/Child Development/College and Career Readiness
  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy and Leadership
  • Family Support (programs, resources, tips to support the whole family)

Parent University Resources

Keep checking back as this section will be updated regularly. Last update was 5/17/2022.

This includes resources for Microsoft Office apps like Outlook and Teams

This includes resources for Google apps such as Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Sheets.


For more information about Parent University, contact:

Courtney Adams
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Main (816) 418-7455

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