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Smart Start Parenting Classes and Services

The quality and stability of a child’s human relationships in the early years lay the foundation for a wide range of later developmental outcomes that really matter – self-confidence and sound mental health, motivation to learn, achievement in school and later in life, the ability to control aggressive impulses and resolve conflicts in nonviolent ways, knowing the difference between right and wrong, having the capacity to develop and sustain casual friendships and intimate relationships, and ultimately to be a successful parent oneself.  (Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University)

Sometimes parents can benefit from classes or home-visiting programs that give specific guidance on how to interact positively with  children, and when necessary, how to effectively discipline children.   Smart Start provides parenting classes and support services to parents living in New Hanover County.  (Some programs are limited to individuals meeting certain participation criteria.)

Triple P Group Level Four

Triple P

Triple P Selected Seminars


Triple P

Parents As Teachers

Click here to download our Parents as Teachers™ Referral Form




Circle of Parents









Motheread B.A.B.Y. (Birth and Beginning Years)




To find out which class(es) best suit your needs, and to find out if you qualify to attend a class or receive services, please contact LaKeasha Glaspie or call 910-815-3731.