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For Parents

Cooperative Extension offers parents an array of classes to help you be the best parent that you can be and ensure that your children will grow up to their fullest potential. Our Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educators offer three Active Parenting programs:

For a parenting class near you visit our calendar of Extension classes. Or contact an educator in your county.

For example of classes see the Extension webpage for Seminole County and learn about Seminole County FCS Extension Educator, Megan Anderson.

Raising Oklahoma Videos

2019 Raising Oklahoma Videos

January: Helping Children be Money Wise at All Ages – January 28, 2019 - [All ages]

February: Tech Awareness with Teens - 1 – February 25, 2019 - [Teens]

March: Tech Awareness with Teens - 2 – March 11, 2019 - [Teens]

April: Safe Sleep for Babies - April 22, 2019 - [Infancy and Early Childhood]

May: Summertime reminders on Screentime Guidelines! May 20, 2019 - [All ages]

June: Temper Tantrums – June 17, 2019 - [Infancy and Early Childhood]

July: Family Mealtime - July 15, 2019 - [All ages]

August: Helping Kids Make Friends - August 12, 2019 - [All ages]

Raising Oklahoma Videos from previous years by age and topic: 


Parent Education in Oklahoma Communities

Presentation slides

The Science Behind Parenting

Our parenting programs are based on high quality research and best practices that are proven to work. Our Human Scientists and Parenting Specialists in charge of these programs are:

State Parenting Specialists

Laura Tait

Laura Hubbs-Tait, Ph.D.

Regents Professor
Human Development and Family Science
Oklahoma State University – Stillwater campus

Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris, Ph.D.

George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Child Development
Human Development and Family Science
Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Campus