Sadly, newborn babies do not come with parenting manuals. The good news is that there are now parenting classes available online that teach about parenting a newborn, all the way through their teenage years. Online classes give new parents an outline of where to begin, what to expect, and then as the child gets older, successful discipline techniques.


Usually, a parenting class helps a parent to have a better understanding of his role. New parenting classes typically provide basic information about infants, their safety and needs. Teen parenting classes, focus on teaching discipline and building trust. No matter which age bracket your child belongs, online parenting classes can help you become the best parent as you learn parenting strategies and build confidence while staying close to your children and raising them as good members of the society.

Parenting classes can also help you teach your middle school and high school aged children to stay away from drugs. Through participating in several sessions, you will be able to learn how to guide them through peer pressure and their tween and teen years. Also discussed is how your job as a parent is to be a positive role model for your kids. Your behavior will set the tone in the household and young minds will learn the difference between right and wrong without you even having to say a word.


You should consider taking online parenting classes if you fall on the following categories:

1. You are planning to have a child. If you want to become a parent, you must take note of the fact that it will seriously have an impact on your lifestyle. If the baby is a bit of a surprise, a training course would be suitable for you.

2. You have several children. As the size of your family increases, you will realize how each child differs from the other. Taking a parenting class will give you a chance to interact with fellow adults that have the same issues and problems and parents are encouraged to exchange ideas, tips, and support each other.

3. You are having a hard time dealing with your child. Some kids can really be challenging. If you are unsure how to deal with one of your children, a parenting class can provide certain resources that will give you the answers you are looking for.

4. You have limited parenting experience. This is the case for new parents who didn’t grow up with siblings, never babysat and who grew-up without much support and guidance from their own parents. With a parenting class, you will be exposed to many parents of all ages where you can get useful ideas and advice from as well as the direction of a licensed therapist.

5. You have a blended family. Spouses that have children from their past relationships are common these days. Combining families can be chaotic at first. Parents in this situation should learn how to establish a healthy parenting foundation to get their new family off on the right foot.

6. Parents who are adopting can often take these courses to satisfy court requirements.


* Teach your kids to be nice, courteous, and respectful to others by initiating the manner yourself.

* Do not give everything your children desire, unless they have worked hard for it.

* Try volunteering in a community work with your kids so that they will realize that world is not just all about their needs, and helping others is a good thing to do.

* And most importantly, you can love your children with all of your might, but if you want them to become well-rounded and productive children, you cannot always be their friend - you have to be a figure of authority and a confident parent to them.

Author's Bio: 

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management and Parenting provider. Click here for more information on Parenting Classes Online

Dr. Novick also provides world class anger and stress management classes at the AJ Novick Group .