Classes for parents with challenging teens

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Beginning March 11, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be offering a series of classes for parents struggling with teens called “The Parent Project.” 

The Parent Project is an award winning, activity-based parenting course that helps parents through their teen’s challenging adolescent years. 

“The teenage years can be uniquely challenging for most teens and their parents,” said Penny Velazquez, program administrator and instructor. “The Parent Project provides essential support for parents with strong-willing or even out-of-control teens.” 

Parent Project graduates have shared, “Thank you for bringing my son back to me;” “Life is improving daily;” and “This class covers it all.”

Classes will be 10 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., starting March 11 with the exception of April 8.  The classes will be held at the City of Carlsbad Senior Center located at 799 Pine Avenue.  The classes are open to all parents, not just City of Carlsbad residents.   

The fee for class materials is $30 per individual or $40 per couple. There is no cost for active duty military families.

To register for the classes or for more information
Penny Velazquez, GUIDE Director, 760-931-2167 or

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or


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