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

  • 1-2-3 Magic (For Parents of children 3-12 years)
    Two-week, video-based workshop on behavior management. Learn to stop behavior you don't want and start the behavior you do want. Plus, how to deal with testing and manipulation.
    Mondays, June 25 & July 9, 6 - 8 p.m.
    *Please plan to attend both evenings
    Menasha Public Library
    440 1st Street, Menasha
    Cost: $5.00/person
    Register Here

  • 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, July 16, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    1810 Appleton Road, Menasha
    Cost: Free

    Register Here

  • Two Homes, No Battles (For divorced or separated parents)
    This one-night workshop for divorcing, separating, custodial and non-custodial parents and family members who are co-parenting. Discover practical ideas and skills to create a more nurturing environment. You'll learn that children may differ in their reactions to divorce at different ages, that divorce will be a time of transition that need not devestate a family, and teach ways for parents to make this transition less traumatic.
    Thursday, July 19, 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    First English Lutheran Church
    326 East North Street, Appleton
    Cost: $5.00/person

    Register Here

  • Siblings Without Rivalry (For parents with children 3-16)
    This two-night workshop will cover practical tools that parents need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition and make it possible for children to experience the joys of having a sibling. We will discuss how and when to intervene in arguments, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their frustration into creative outlets and demonstrate how to treat children equally and still be fair.
    Tuesdays, August 7 & 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    *Please plan to attend both nights.
    First English Lutheran Church
    326 East North Appleton Street, Appleton
    Cost: $5.00/person

    Register Here



  • Raising a Thinking Child (for parents with children 4-7)
    Raising a Thinking Child is a 5-week, evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers. This program has demonstrated effectiveness in developing interpersonal problem-solving skills in young children, improving parenting skills and parent-child communication, and in decreasing both impulsive and inhibited behaviors in children.
    *Please plan to attend all 5 sessions.
    Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Hooper Community Center
    36 Broad Street, Oshkosh
    Cost: $10.00/person

    Register Here


Questions about workshops?

Contact Lori in Menasha at 920-739-4226 ext. 127 or, or Liz in Oshkosh at 920-233-6630 ext. or 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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