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

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Classes are in English, unless otherwise noted


Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes English and Spanish

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 Korean and Spanish

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

English and Spanish




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

Positive Parenting (infants to age 5)

English Only

Helps parents or guardians of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers gain basic knowledge for more effective parenting. Topics include: Child safety, enhancing early learning, healthy brain development, nurturing, positive discipline, building self confidence, and social/emotional development.

  • Six 2-hour sessions

Active Parenting (5 to 12 year olds)

English Only

Provides opportunities for parents of elementary school aged children to discuss effective parenting strategies and explore ways to raise responsible, cooperative children. Topics include: communication, developing responsibility, misbehavior and consequences, building courage, positive discipline, respect, improving self-esteem, decision making, and school success.

  • Six 2-hour sessions

Dads Matter

English Only


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.

  • For dads only, all ages
  • One 2.5-hour evening session

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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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