How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk? Well, that's the million-dollar question that all parents would like the answer to, isn't it?

Starting this Thursday evening and running for the next five Thursdays, the Catholic Diocese of Columbus's Marriage and Family Life Office hopes to provide you with some answers to that question. They'll be offering a six-week parenting workshop at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 East North Broadway, Columbus.

The program, which runs from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 and 11, will offer communication skills for parents and caregivers.

The workshop costs $30 per couple or $25 per individual, and financial assistance is available. Pre-registration is required, so either call the Marriage and Family Life Office at 614-241-2560 or e-mail them at