Parenting Classes

Looking for a Parenting Class?

Day, evening, and Saturday classes are held each month at Dunn Loring Center in Dunn Loring, Virginia (near Tysons Corner) and can be scheduled at other sites for groups of ten or more.

Whether you are involved in a court case, or simply want to enhance your parenting skills, we offer a variety of fee-based classes in English, Korean, and Spanish for parents and guardians of infants through teens. While many of our classes are designed to meet the needs of parents or guardians who have been required by the court to take a class, you do not need to be in a court case to attend a parenting class. Some classes meet parent education guidelines developed by the Supreme Court of Virginia; a certificate is awarded upon completion of each class.

En Español

Para mas información en Español, por favor comuníquese llame a la línea en Español 703-204-4303.

Parent Workshops for School and Community Groups

For information on booking a workshop for a group of parents, visit:



(In English, Korean, and Spanish unless otherwise noted)


Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes (English and Spanish only)

Helps parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households while keeping children out of the middle as the parents negotiate custody, visitation, child support, or divorce.

    • One 4-hour session

Strengthening Your Parenting Skills


Focuses on basic knowledge for more effective parenting. Topics include: child safety, positive discipline, child development, effective communication, parenting styles, and setting limits and boundaries.

    • For parents or guardians of children from infancy through age eleven
    • Four 2 1/2-hour sessions

Parenting Teens

Helps parents learn strategies to communicate more effectively with their teen and maintain that important parent-child connection. Topics include: communication, discipline, developing responsibility, growing independence, decision making, curfews, dating, school work, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.

    • For parents or guardians of adolescents from 12 to 18 years old
    • Six 2-hour sessions

Dads Matter


Helps fathers understand how children benefit from positive father-child relationships and provides an opportunity to learn and share effective fathering strategies. Topics include: your role and goals in fathering your child, the different ways that dads and moms parent, strategies for working with your co-parent, how to develop a support system, and the difference between influence and control.

    • One 2.5-hour evening session
Classes (English Only)
The following classes can be scheduled upon request with a minimum of 10 participants.


What Do Your Children Need to Succeed?

We all want our children to succeed, but how do we define success and what role do we play in helping our children achieve it? Whether you have a toddler or teen, join an interactive class where we will explore how parental beliefs and
practices contribute to our children's success in school, in relationships, and in life.

Successful Single Parenting

Provides an opportunity to network with other single parents and discuss topics such as: managing finances, stress, strategies for discipline, parent/child communication, and how to get the support you need to be an effective single parent.

Talk More... Fight Less

Focuses on strategies for improving communication and respectfully resolving family conflicts and misunderstandings.

Step Parenting and The Blended Family

Focuses on communication, problem solving, parenting styles, approaches to discipline, and stress management for parents and children.

Stress: How Much Is Too Much?

Why do some families rebound from stress with seeming ease while others appear to struggle?  Learn to recognize the 3 types of stress on families, discuss 10 everyday family stressors, and develop your own personal strategies for stress prevention.

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Dunn Loring Center for Parent Servicesacrobat icon
2334 Gallows Rd,
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Main Phone: 703-204-4300
En Español: 703-204-4303


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