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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Positive Parenting from Cradle to MTC

Taught by Carleen Tanner


Day Time Location
Saturday, August 3 2 p.m. Austin 105
Carleen Tanner

Carleen Tanner


Carleen Tanner received a B.S. from Brigham Young University in Nursing. She has been teaching CES Positive Parenting/Marriage classes for the past 22 years in the Boise Valley. She has nine CDs and lectures throughout the valley.

She and her husband, Mike, were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have 10 children and 36 grandchildren.

Tanner has served in the Young Women program, Primary, and Relief Society on ward and stake levels. She is currently teaching the 10-11 year olds in Primary and is serving as a service missionary with her husband for the BYU-Idaho Pathway Program. She loves being with her children and grandchildren.

Class Outline

While parenting requires a personalized approach for each child, some principles are instrumental in the development of self-confident, converted children.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Our children need to know the gospel and be helped to apply it ("Becoming a Disciple," Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign June 1996).
  2. Conversion takes place in family relationships (Elder Dallin Oaks, Ensign Nov. 2000).
  3. Help children focus on what they can do rather than on what is outside their control.
  4. Help children develop a deep sense of values by learning to prepare, teach one another, ponder and prove (BYU-Idaho Learning Model). Share examples of how to do this in your home.
  5. Help children do hard things by encouraging their efforts.

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