Program helps parents see their roles as sacred

By Shondiin Silversmith
Navajo Times

PIÑON, ARIZ., Jan. 16, 2014

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Parent Development Coordinator Leland Becenti talks to a small group of participants during the introduction course for their 12-session parent develop program at Pinon High. He talked to them about the influences that affect a parent’s role with their children.

As a parent, your children are the most important beings in your life. But sometimes parents get lost along the way and need a little reminding that their role as a father or mother is sacred.

So as a way to remind parents that “there is nothing more important and precious than family," the Piñon Unified School District is hosting a parenting program at Piñon High School for the next 12 weeks.

“A lot of parenting programs out there are Western-approached, but this program is more cultural-based," said Parent Development Coordinator Leland Becenti.

Becenti said Piñon Unified School District believes they are preparing college-ready individuals and they want their students to succeed academically, but it starts from home.

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