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Due to COVID-19, classes may be meeting online and not at the church. Please register online, so that we can provide you with the most timely information regarding the location of your class.

At Highland Park United Methodist Church we have course offerings to help you with every developmental stage of your child and for your whole family.


How to Raise an Adult: A Reading Group

This unique class offers the chance to read and discuss one of the most important books on parenting, “How to Raise an Adult,” by Julie Lythcott-Haims. During these six sessions, you will learn about age-appropriate responsibilities, the importance of self-sufficiency, the need for children to make their own choices, and what behaviors will help children attain maturity. Dividing the book into manageable portions with discussion on insights and implementation carries her message home.

Please purchase your own book prior to attending class. You will complete assigned readings of the book before coming to class.

Register by Monday, January 11

Led by Kathleen Fischer

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Cost: $200.00

Second Tuesday, Fourth Tuesday, from 01/12/2021 to 03/23/2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Just about every family in the world right now is experiencing unprecedented stresses, which often lead us to act poorly, cut ourselves off from help, and cycle into a downward spiral. 

What if crises really are opportunities for terrific growth. What if there really is such a thing as “post-traumatic growth?” What if we could align our parenting for just such growth in ourselves and in our kids? What if we could impart learning for a lifetime of resilience and hopefulness?

Join us for a four-session series to set us on exactly that path! Go beyond surviving the current crises to help kids maximize the growth opportunities now.

Register by: Friday, February 12

Taught by: Kathleen Fischer

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Cost: $85.00

Every Tuesday, from 02/16/2021 to 03/16/2021, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Building Your Child’s Confidence with Nell Bush

Life with children is full of mess, chaos, and delight!  Sometimes it can get so busy and challenging that, as parents, we wonder if we’re actually teaching our kids anything of value. Are we helping them to reach their full God-given potential or just trying to survive? Well – there is hope!  Please join us as we discuss some practical things we can do at home and in our children’s lives to encourage, build confidence, and give true joy throughout the childhood years and beyond.


Register by Tuesday, March 23
Led by Dr. Nell Bush

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Cost: $45.00

Every Wednesday, from 03/24/2021 to 04/07/2021, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sugar & Spice: Considering Teen Girls

This class on teen girls will begin by framing our girls in developmental terms: where they are and where they are headed. We'll consider special concerns for girls; including how they build self-esteem and identity, how to clarify “intimacy” and connection in a world of social media, and how to re-frame sexuality in a way that is healthy and wholesome…for life.  We’ll end the five-session series with questions/answers and with real-life scenarios to “rehearse” difficult situations before we face them at home!      


Register by Monday, March 29
Led by Kathleen Fischer

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Cost: $85.00

Every Tuesday, from 03/30/2021 to 04/27/2021, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM