TOWSON, MD. – Baltimore County Public Schools’ Parent University will host three workshops during the last two weeks of July.

The first workshop, “Choosing to Control (My Destiny),” will focus on the benefits of building children’s self-esteem. During the workshop, field experts will discuss homework help, learning activities and study strategies geared toward transforming youth into confident and responsible learners. Hosted at Sandy Plains Elementary School, 8330 Kavanagh Road in Dundalk, 21222, the workshop will run from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., July 22.

Also held at Sandy Plains Elementary, the second workshop, “Countdown to Number Logic,” will center on helping children hone basic number concepts. From 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., July 24, parents will explore strategies for using mathematics to develop their children’s problem-solving and critical thinking and reasoning skills.

For more information on “Choosing to Control (My Destiny)” and “Countdown to Number Logic,” contact Anani Negrete Garcia at

The third workshop, “Nurturing Parenting Classes,” is part of a six-week program that runs Mondays and Wednesdays beginning July 28. From 1 to 3 p.m. each day, parents will learn strategies and techniques for strengthening their relationships with their children. Children up to age four may accompany their parents to the workshop, but parents first must submit a copy of their children’s vaccination records.

To register for the “Nurturing Parenting Classes” workshop, hosted at the Young Parent Support Center, 201 Back River Neck Road in Essex, 21221, contact Nancy Wagner at or 410-686-5479.

Created in April 2013, Parent University is an engaging and innovative BCPS program designed to educate and empower families. Accessible from, Parent University provides print and video resources promoting academic progress, health and wellness and personal growth.

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