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The Art of Positive Parenting (TAPP)


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The Art of Positive Parenting program (TAPP) focuses on helping parents create a healthy, mutually respectful family environment. Founded in 1978, TAPP has helped tens of thousands of parents learn how to use positive communication skills with their children, resulting in a strong foundation for building childrens self esteem and parent-child relationships that grow stronger through the years. Children with high self esteem do better in all facets of life. Families who practice positive communication skills find greater enjoyment and more successful ways of navigating the difficult times. It's never too late to learn more about The Art of Positive Parenting.


Course Offerings

New Beginnings for New Fathers

New Beginnings for New Fathers seeks to help fathers in Franklin County to connect with their children. Designed for fathers ages 15-25, or expecting or new dads with a child under the age of one, New Beginnings for New Fathers offers parenting and co-parenting skills; assistance with paternity, parenting time and child support; employment services; free resources to assist in establishing and building relationships with children; and money management instruction. To register, or for more information, please call 614.224.0222 ext.170.

Funding for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FK0111. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability or religion.

TAPP Classes

TAPP classes are offered year round at convenient locations in the central Ohio area. Click here for information, schedules, and registration for traditional TAPP, Parents Who Parent Separately, Father Factor, and Mothers Matter classes. If you have questions, please call 614.224.0222 ext. 103.

Putting the Children First

For parents who have filed for divorce, dissolution or legal separation and are required to take a parenting class or seminar. Click here for additional information.

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