Webinar Program for Parents

Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) is a research-based parenting curriculum developed by Michigan State University Extension for parents and caregivers of children 0-3. The BEES curriculum is an active, hands-on tool to teach parents about how young children develop social emotional skills and helps give parents skills to deal with parenting stress. BEES helps parents to be aware of their stress and how it impacts them and their child, gain skills to regulate their young child’s behavior, learn to identify and label their child’s emotions, and listen to and interact positively with their child.

Topics covered in the curriculum include parent’s temperament and stress, child’s temperament and "fit” between parent and child temperament, “family movies” and managing feelings, being reflective about my child’s feelings and my feelings, emotion coaching and responding to my child’s feelings, reducing biting, conflict, and frustrations, handling tantrums and building a solid foundation for tomorrow.

The BEES for Parents workshop is free and is a 4-week series using Zoom webinar as the digital platform. This is a series class and participants must plan on attending all four weeks. The link to join the webinar will be sent after registration is complete. Participants can receive a completion certificate for active participation in the series.

The course is run two times per year.

Registration Information

The BEES for Parents class is not currently open for registrations. To be notified of the next upcoming class, please add your information to the notification list here. You will receive a notification by email when the course is being offered again and open for registration.


Click here to download the Frequently Asked Questions about MSU Extension's Virtual Parenting Series.

For questions or accommodations*, please contact: Courtney Aldrich, aldric82@msu.edu.

*Accommodations must be requested 2 weeks prior to start of series