Our classes are not only informative; they are transformative. Many parents share that our classes significantly exceeded their expectations.
Parenting is the most important, the most challenging and most rewarding job you will ever have! As is the case for any difficult job with a high reward – you will need “on-the-job training.” Although the birth of a newborn can fill the spirit with excitement, anticipation and even fear, we often hear parents say, “I had no idea what I was getting myself into!”
Each child is as unique as the challenges we face in parenting them. Guardian House recognizes the struggles that most parents face and is focused on providing support and understanding for all individuals who care for a child.
Attending parenting education classes does not mean that you are a terrible parent or that you can’t learn and grow in your parenting skills. Just the opposite is true! By enrolling in a parenting education class demonstrates that you highly value your children and are committed to strengthening the family bond that you have with them. We know that parent education promotes well-being and builds stronger families and communities.
“I didn’t want to come to this class because I thought it was going to be just like the rest- dull, boring and just something I was forced to come to, but after being here I’m glad I came. It made me look at my kids differently and it helped me to get closer to my son- that’s something I never had with my 16 year old daughter and I regret it. Now, I’m starting over, in a better way.”
– Luis A (Parenting Ed Graduate)
HOPE Program Director
Andréa Longoria-Contreras, M.A., PhD (Candidate)
Program Director and Parenting Coach
Andréa has more than 15 years of leadership and research experience in designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based community programs. Her focus is on creating effective programs that reach deep into our communities and touch families for positive change. She is passionate about human potential giving every ounce of her heart to encouraging and supporting individuals as they transform into their amazing selves – starting with her own three children and super husband!
Historically, parenting education has been referred to and recognized mostly in times of crisis. We know well that treating crisis does nothing for prevention. As parent and child advocates, we are wholly committed to transforming the stigma associated with parenting education and strive to promote parenting education for the good of all.
Our mission: Teach. Nurture. Empower.
Our goal is to see you succeed!
We are focused on seeing that every San Antonio parent learns the skills, gains the knowledge and grows in their ability to be not just a good parent but, a SUPER PARENT!