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The Parenting Training Network


The Parenting Training Network (PTN) in the Tremont Library in the Bronx, New York strengthens communities by empowering parents with education and solutions for families and children. Our teachings focus on the necessary elements for child development and family welfare.

All curriculums are evidence-based, duly approved, and compliant with current parenting education standards. Our parent educators are thoroughly trained in each offered course. Aside from this, our courses are offered in one, three, and six sessions depending on the course needed.

Fathering in 15

This class covers three sessions

  • Why children need fathers in their lives
  • What behaviors to expect
  • How to meet your child’s physical needs
  • How to build your child’s self-esteem
  • Ways to encourage your child’s love of learning
  • Tips for discipline, budgeting, and working with your partner
parenting workshops

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Anger Management for Parents

This class covers three sessions

  • What causes anger
  • How anger can lead to abuse
  • Warning signs of anger
  • Healthy ways to express anger
  • Positive outlets for anger
  • How to teach your child anger management skills
  • Parent resources for help

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Discipline skills for all ages

This class covers one to three sessions

  • Emotional Abuse
  • Discipline vs. punishment
  • Understanding Childhood Experiences
  • Behavior management approaches
  • Problem solving
  • Communication

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Parenting Children With Special Needs

This class covers three sessions

  • What are special needs
  • How to work with your child’s school and physicians
  • The importance of having your child in a routine
  • Understanding the individualized education plan
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Stress management for parents and child
  • Resources

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Guiding your Child Through Adolescence 

This class covers three sessions

  • Your changing role as a parent
  • Common challenges of adolescence
  • Basic ways to respond to your child's needs
  • Problem solving  
  • Your relationship with your child
  • Communicating with your child
  • Your own adolescence and emotional changes

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Parenting First Five Years

This class covers three sessions

  • You and your Child
  • Preventing Problems
  • Encourage Positive Behavior
  • Preparing for School Success

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion, pre-testing, and post-testing.

(NEW!) How Substance Abuse Affects Parenting Skills

Explore the following in 3- sessions

  • Child Development
  • Alcohol & other Drugs
  • How it affects a parent
  • Keeping your child safe
  • Substance Abuse & Maltreatment
  • Substance Abuse & Pregnancy
  • The Children's Experiences long & short term
  • Substance Abuse vs. Non Abuse Parenting 

Parents will receive a certificate and a letter describing the class upon completion.

Workshop Reminders

All classes include workbooks, video discussions, and role playing as part of our interactive learning experience.

Classes are held at the Tremount Library

1866 Washington Ave ( 2nd Floor)

Bronx, NY 10458

Classes start at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

No parent will be allowed in after 10:15 AM.

All parents must pre-register by choosing the class/es they want to attend and pay with a $20.00 non-refundable money order to reserve their seat in the class to be considered registered two week before the class. 

Please make money orders payable to:

The Parenting Training Network

515 Mount Prospect Avenue (9F)

Newark, New Jersey 07104

Attention: Ms. Shields


Email: [email protected]

Please refer to our class schedule to see our upcoming workshops. For more information about our pricing, contact us today Register now!


No Waiting Lists

PTN has open registration all year long and classes are provided on Saturdays for the parent’s convenience. Registration or walk-ins are welcome.

One- Two-, Three-, and Six-Session Classes

We provide parents with the same amount of curriculum that a traditional six-week class would but in less time! It covers all sensitive topics for court mandates (i.e., discipline vs. punishment, behavior management, safety, stages of development, and the role of a parent). All our workshops are fun, interactive, and lead by qualified parent educators with more than 15 years of parent education experience.

Six-Week Classes

We provide parent-sensitive classes such as domestic violence or batterers accountability for parents who are in need of a longer cycle per courts. Classes are held for three to six weeks on scheduled Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Individual Sessions

PTN can provide parents with individual sessions at their home or office. For more information and fees, please contact us

Parent Assessments

Our organization offers individual parent assessments for court-mandated parents via written letter. Please contact us for specific pricing details.


For your convenience, all classes are held at local borough libraries. Light refreshments will be served. Please call/ text before attending the class for confirmation and location (s)


All classes are held on Saturdays at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Child Care

PTN does not provide child care; however, since our classes are held in local libraries, children ages 7 and up can use the children center during the time the parent is in class. Computers and reading activities are available. We are not responsible for the children while the classes are ongoing. Parents assume all responsibility while their children are in the library.

Certificates and Confirmation Letters

We provide attendance confirmation letters and certificates of completion once you complete your class/es and give the full payment. Please contact us for additional costs of documentations.

NYC Minority-Certified Business 

We are an proud Certified Women Minority owned business and registered in 311 directory.  


Our prices are competitive and we accept cash, money orders and major credit cards for payments.


Customized Workshops

PTN can customize any workshop you need to fit your agency’s particular needs (i.e., parenting in recovery, parenting for dads, etc.).

Walk-In Referrals Welcome

For your convenience, you can send all your clients directly to us. There is no need to register before class. Just call our 24-hour number and verify that the class you need is scheduled. Afterward, send your client directly to the class. 

Parent Assessments

You can schedule clients for individual parent or child assessments. A certified MSW report will be sent to you via fax or mail.

Individual Parent Counseling

You can schedule a parent or couple to attend private parent counseling sessions with our office at a time and location that is most convenient for your parent.

Attendance Verification/Certificates

Your agency can get a copy of our parent certificate or attendance verification letter for a small fee.

PTN Success Rate

PTN has an attendance and completion success rate of 98%. All parents who attend our classes have not only completed them but have taken additional classes with our agency (i.e., anger management, parenting children with special needs, etc.).

Certified Parent Instructors

We hire qualified MSW and parent educators to facilitate our workshops. Bilingual instructors can be requested for additional fees.

Quality Certified Materials

We use certified parenting programs approved by the National Registry of Evidence-based programs and practices. 

Competitive Fees

PTN is a fee-for-service agency. All fees are competitive and based on sliding scale and current market pricing per parent.

NYC Minority-Certified Business

We have been a proud NYC Minority-certified business since 2010.

Our Referring Agencies (Past and Present): 

  • New York Foundling Agency

  • Bronx Works
  • Salvation Army of New York City
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of East New York
  • New York City Board of Education
  • Leake & Watts Agency
  • Good Shepherd services

  • Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC)
  • Bronx Defenders
  • Friends 2 Fathers, Inc.
  • Mercy Center
  • Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) – Bronx and Manhattan
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • PTN Parents

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Tremont Library

1866 Washington Avenue

Bronx, New York 10457


(347) 210-0823