Parenting Workshops

Find out the latest information about child growth and development, stress management, positive discipline, communication, the teen years, and many other issues related to parenting. Parent Connection offers a variety of educational workshops that can help parents feel better about themselves and the roles they fill.

See our most recent newsletter for a list of current workshop offerings in the Fox Valley and Oshkosh areas.


Fox Cities

  • Baby Basics (For New & Expectant Dads)
    Learn about handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning & calming a newborn infant; what to expect in the upcoming months; and how fathers are critical to enhance baby’s future.
    Monday, Sept. 18 OR Nov. 20, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Cost: Free
    Register Here - Sept. 18th
    Register Here - Nov. 20th

  • Nurturing: Birth to 12 (A 10-week series for families)
    Nurturing parenting helps families learn alternatives to spanking, get along better, communicate more efficiently, and establish closer bonds. See page 4 for more information about Nurturing Parenting©.
    Tuesdays, Sept. 19 thru Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., *Please plan to attend all sessions. Cost: $20.00/parent
    Register Here

  • Two Homes, No Battles (For divorced or separated parents)
    This one-night workshop is designed for divorcing, separating, custodial, and non-custodial parents and family members who are co-parenting their children. Discover practical ideas and skills to create a more nurturing environment during this time of transition.
    Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • 1-2-3 Magic (For parents of children 3-12 years)
    Learn how to stop the behavior you don’t want and start the behavior you do want. We will discuss positive discipline, praise and reinforcement.
    Mondays, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., *Please plan to attend both evenings. Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • Raising Girls (For parents of girls 3-13 years)
    This two-night workshop will help parents learn hints and tips to assist in the raising of a daughter. We will discuss the nuances of girl friendships, self-esteem and body issues, and how to help her establish her individual identity.
    Thursdays, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., *Please plan to attend both evenings. Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • Managing Meltdowns (For parents of children age 5 and younger)
    This one-night workshop will help parents regain control. We will discuss: The three main causes of tantrums, goals for parents and children and a four step process for meltdown management.
    Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • Siblings Without Rivalry
    This two-night workshop will cover practical tools parents need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of having a sibling.
    Tuesdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. *Please plan to attend both evenings. Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • TIPS: Topics to Improve Parenting Skills
    Our TIPS series is offered to parents of children 12 and younger. TIPS sessions are completely free and free child care is also available. Join other parents to learn about a variety of parenting topics (topics are subject to change).

    • Parenting Toolkit - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
      Strategies and Tips to respond to daily challenges with children 5 and younger: “No,” “No,” “No,” “No.” Kids hear the word “No” more than 400 times each day! What can we say instead? We can help parents replace the unhelpful things we say with helpful things that will foster cooperation versus power struggles. We will discuss how to be clear with directions, and how to show empathy and positive listening skills when talking with our children. Presenter: Parent Connection
      Register Here

    • Anger Management - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
      Get to know your own anger and anger style and how to manage your anger to create a more harmonious home! Presenter: Parent Connection
      Register Here

    • Dealing with a Picky Eater - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
      "I don’t like that.” “What is THAT?” “YUCK!” Have you ever heard those words from your kids? Most parents have. We sometimes forget how much healthy eating impacts all areas of development. Learn how to deal with picky eaters, how to select healthy items and plan meals. Learn quick hints and tips to help your child be healthy and happy! Presenter: Affinity Health System
      Register Here

    • Terrific Twos - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
      This one-night workshop explores the world of two-year-olds! Topics include typical behavior, stages of develop-ment, dealing with temper tantrums, control issues, how to creating a safe, learning environment and the importance of routines. Workshop is most appropriate for parents of kids under two, approaching two or just over two. Presenter: Parent Connection
      Register Here



  • Love & Logic
    Effective communication, choices and consequences are the cornerstones of this interactive three-session series. Learn techniques of creating a happy family with responsible kids!
    Tuesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please plan to attend all 3 evenings. Cost: $10.00/person
    Register Here

  • Happy Holidays
    This one-night workshop will help parents prepare for time and financial stressors of the holidays with helpful tips on time-management and reducing stress around the holidays.
    November Date & Time TBD. Cost: Free
    Register Here


Questions about workshops?

Contact Lori in Menasha at 920-739-4226 X127 or or Liz in Oshkosh at 920-233-6630 X106 Scholarships are available to families unable to pay. Free childcare available at most workshops. Inquire upon registration.


*We reserve the right to cancel workshops with low enrollment. Fees will be refunded. Like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on workshops!


Community Presentations

Community presentations are also available upon request to businesses, schools, and other community agencies. Contact Lori at 920-739-4226 ext. 127 or for more information.




Fox Valley/Outagamie County

1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha



Oshkosh/Winnebago County

36 Broad St, Ste 150, Oshkosh


Program Manager: Wendy Schwalbe, email or call 920-233-6630 ext. 101




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