Asheville’s # 1 Maternity & Newborn Photographer shares insider information about the top Parenting Classes in Asheville

Becoming a parent and being a parent is a truly wild experience! Whether you’re a first time parent who’s teetering between anxious excitement and sheer panic because you have no idea how to have a baby or what to do with that baby once they arrive OR you might be the parent of a precocious child or a challenging teenager or both… Friend, you’re in luck because I’m here to deliver the insider knowledge about the very best Parenting Classes in Asheville!

Mother poses with her baby for a Spring Photoshoot at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

First Time Parents:

A. Doulas of Asheville – They believe preparing to welcome a baby to your family is a big deal! Whether it’s your first time or not, you are getting ready for a big, life-changing event. Our team of educators is here for you – wherever you are! From the moment you find out that you’re expecting through the early days with your baby. We offer several online birth & baby classes in a live, interactive format via Zoom and we also offer private classes in your home.

B. Tinyhood – The ultimate way to prepare for childbirth, baby, and beyond. The only 100% online, watch-at-your-own-pace classes that cover everything you need to know – from leading up to labor to postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, newborn sleep, baby baths, and more. Learn what you need to know and what others wish they had known, you’ve got this.

C. Mountain Area Pregnancy Services – Their parenting curriculum covers subjects from pregnancy, birth preparation, drug abuse, baby care, first aid, life skills, discipline, nutrition and much more. Clients earn free items for their baby while participating. To begin, call us at 828-705-3784 or email us at

Family poses for a Spring Photoshoot at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

(Parents of Young Children & Teenagers, keep reading for those resources, found below!)

Shooting Portrait Sessions during the Spring (with all of the beautiful spring blooms) is totally underrated!!🥰 Here in WNC, everyone clammers for Fall Photos during an incredibly short, 2-3 week window but in my opinion, the Spring Blooms here in the mountains are just as beautiful and you’re for sure gonna have stunning photos ready for Christmas cards, none of that waiting until the last possible minute because your images weren’t delivered until late November, ordering your cards and hoping the that they will be delivered in time, then rushing to get them addressed and mailed out and praying they arrive before Christmas! Who needs that stress in their life!?

My advice: shoot in the spring (or summer), reduce your holiday stress!

The window of opportunity for spring blooms, while also short, is at least spread out over a couple months rather than a couple weeks in the fall! In early March the flowering dogwoods begin to bloom, in April the Tulips arrive, followed by Cherry Blossoms in May and Lavender in June!

There’s still time to schedule your spring Portrait Session!

Here’s a link to my website for more information including my portfolio, process and investment!

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Parents embrace their baby after Parenting Classes in Asheville.

Parenting Classes in Asheville for Parents of Young Children & Teenagers:

A. Sarah B. Raines Counseling – Whether you are a single parent, married couple, blended family, or going through a divorce, I am here to help you and your family. Parenting Classes are taught online through a secure platform, and provide a way to learn new tactics to apply to children to help them develop. We teach effective ways to redirect your child’s behavior as well as focus on basic ways to build parenting skills. A common theme for parenting classes is to positively reinforce children instead of teaching only through punishment. Parents, guardians, and caregivers will learn to avoid power struggles while helping their children to learn self-control and self-discipline.

B. Buncombe County Partnership for Children – Believes you’re not alone. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what your child needs, what her behaviors mean and if you’re doing right by them. Imagine what it might feel like if you could make sense of what your child is asking from you. Circle of Security™ Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents and caregivers. It’s an 8-week group where you’ll learn to:

  • Strengthen your relationship with your child
  • Be present with your child during the best and toughest of times
  • Recognize your child’s needs and make sense of his or her behavior
  • Meet your child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind

C. Triple P Positive Parenting Program – The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) of Western North Carolina works to support providers, parents, and caregivers in the WNC region by helping you to parent your child/teen confidently, help your child/ teen manage challenges, support your child/teen learning, improve coping skill building, learn emotional regulation strategies and strengthen bonds between parent/caregiver and child/teen.

Mother embraces her baby after Parenting Classes in Asheville.
Father poses with his son after Parenting Classes in Asheville.
Mother poses with her baby for a Spring Photoshoot at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Family poses for a Spring Photoshoot at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

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Parenting Classes in Asheville