The Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center will be offering parenting classes for residents of the Lincoln area beginning this month. In addition to offering a Parenting Teenagers class, the Lighthouse will also offer classes in collaboration with First Five of Placer County, for parenting young children, ages 0-5 years old. The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting program gives parents new ways to deal with challenges of raising children. The courses include such concepts as mutual respect, encouragement, natural and logical consequences and reflective listening. Facilitator DeBora Miller will be leading the eight-week Parenting Teenagers Program beginning Tuesday, March 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Glen Edwards Middle School Library, 204 L St. The eight-week program will focus on parenting children from the ages of 12 to 18, utilizing the STEP curriculum to guide parents toward healthy interactions between parents, children and siblings. The Lighthouse, in collaboration with First Five of Placer County, will also offer a free eight-week class for parents of young children aged 0 to 5 years beginning Monday, March 31, from 9-11 a.m. at the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, 1530 Third St., Suite111. The free classes for parenting young children 0-5 years old are sponsored by First Five of Placer County. A sliding scale fee of $25 per couple to cover books and materials is requested for the Parenting Teens classes, with scholarships and financial assistance available. For more information, call the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center at 645-3300 or drop by the office at 1530 Third St., Suite 111. Pre-registration is required.