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.


Outagamie County

Call Lori at (920) 739-4226 ext. 127
for scholarship information.


  • Love & Logic ®
    (For Parents of Children 3-12 Years)

    Effective communication, choices and consequences are the cornerstones of this interactive, three-session series. Learn techniques of creating a happy family with responsible kids!
    Thursdays, January 10, 17 and 24
    Please plan to attend all 3 sessions
    6-8 p.m.
    Horizons Elementary School
    2101 Schaefer Circle, Appleton
    Cost: $10.00/person

  • Baby Basics
    (For New & Expectant Dads)

    Learn about handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning and calming a newborn infant; what to expect in the coming months; and how fathers are critical to enhancing their child's future.
    Monday, January 21
    Monday, March 18
    OR Monday, May 20

    6-9 p.m.
    Family Services
    1810 Appleton Road, Menasha
    Cost: Free

  • Parent Cafés
    A chance to make new friends, share ideas, learn about community resources, discuss parenting challenges and share your hopes and dreams for your family.
    Free dinner and child care will be provided.
    Thursdays, February 7, February 21, OR March 7
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Community Child Care Center
    208 S. Pine Street, Kimberly
    Cost: FREE

  • Managing Meltdowns
    (For Parents of Children 5 and under)

    Of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, meltdowns (also known as tantrums) may be the most upsetting and hardest to manage. This one-night workshop will help parents regain control. We will discuss the three main causes of tantrums and learn a four-step process for meltdown management.
    Tuesday, March 19th
    6-8 p.m.
    First United Methodist Church
    325 E. Franklin St, Appleton
    Cost: $5.00/person

  • 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 during this transition.
    Thursday, April 11th
    5:45 - 8 p.m.

    First English Lutheran Church
    326 East North Appleton St, Appleton
    Cost: $5.00/person

  • Raising Boys
    (For Parents of boys 3-12 Years)

    This two-night workshop will help parents raise their special and unique boys! We will explore gender differences in brain development, discipline, ways to connect with your son, learning styles, reasons for school issues and what boys need to thrive.
    Thursdays, May 16 and 23
    *Please plan to attend both evenings
    6 - 8 p.m.
    First English Lutheran Church
    326 East North Appleton St, Appleton
    Cost: $5.00/person


TIPS Series

Topics to Improve Parenting Skills are offered to parents of children 12 and younger. TIPS sessions are completely free and free child care is also available with pre-registration. Join other parents to learn about a variety of parenting topics (*topics are subject to change).

6 - 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
325 E. Franklin Street, Appleton


  • Anger Management for Parents
    Our children bring us incredible joy. Yet, there are times that we find ourselves frustrated or angry with those we love. Learn how to manage anger to improve your relationships. Learn the five stages of anger and the top ten anger producers. Get to know your own anger and anger style, and how to manage your anger to create a more harmonious home!
    Tuesday, February 5th
    Presented by: Parent Connection
    Click here to register

  • Traits of Strong, Healthy Families
    Despite the stress and troubles families face, there are ways to keep families strong. This workshop presents information on the healthy and unhealthy traits of a family, the function and roles of families, and the characteristics of strong families. Find out traits of healthy families, and hints and tips to strengthen it.
    Tuesday, February 12th
    Presented by: Parent Connection
    Click here to register

  • Preventing Power Struggles
    It’s easy to slip into a power struggle with your child over small and large issues! Power struggles can create distance and hostility in the home. In this workshop, parents will learn how to build trust while maintaining a safe learning environment, how to avoid power struggles all together, how to set reasonable limits and expectations, and how to use routines and schedules to minimize struggles in the home.
    Tuesday, February 26th
    Presented by: Deb Kozak, UWO-Head Start
    Click here to register

  • Autism 101
    Join us for a discussion on what autism is, what it is not, dealing with behaviors in a positive way, common characteristics of individuals with autism, and resources for parents. Bring your questions for Diane — she is a great resource in the Fox Valley to answer them!
    Tuesday, March 5th
    Presented by: Diane Nackers, Autism Society of the Fox Valley
    Click here to register


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 Supervisor: Lori Jensen, email or call 920-739-4226 ext. 129




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