The Parenting Training Network

The Parenting Training Network

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A Message From the President/CEO

Cynthia Shields


Cynthia Shields, the founder and CEO of The Parenting Training Network (PTN)  located in the Tremont Library in the Bronx, New York:

“Welcome to the Parenting Training Network! For fifteen years PTN has been providing valuable parenting skills and services to parents and agencies in the community. PTN is a community based program with core values that emphasizes excellence, integrity, and responsibility. 

Our vision is to be the program of choice for parents and community services in the field of parent education.  

I am pleased to be the leader of an organization that places such high values on building community relationships, providing excellence, integrity and responsibility to the field of education and the community and parents we serve.”

About Us

PTN was founded in June 2002 by Ms. Cynthia Shields and has been operating full-time since June 2008. Ms. Shields has worked in the field of parent education and substance abuse for more than 25 years. PTN offers various services to parents and community providers. Hire us to teach on-site agency workshops, facilitate collaborations for grant funding, and provide parenting classes to parents who are in need of services within their communities.

PTN is a trusted NYC MWBE-certified partner and a proud resource for many public and private sector organizations throughout New York City. We service clients from all five boroughs and beyond. Our parent success rate for attendance and approval of our classes, as given by our parents and referring agencies, is 98%

Our Services

PTN provides specialized trainings and classes focusing on:

  • Behavior Management
  • Discipline
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence/Batterers Intervention
  • Parenting children With Special Needs
  • Co-Parenting living Together or Apart
  • Parenting in Recovery 
  • Fathering in 15 online classes  
  • Dads In Recovery  

At PTN, we provide parents with a safe, interactive, and nurturing class experience and alternatives to abusive parenting practices.


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Meet Our Team

Tamyra Robinson

Director of training

Shaniqua Bowden

Parenting Facilitator

Craig Benton

Anger Management Facilitator