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Parenting Classes

 Parent Connection offers a variety of educational workshops that are designed to help parents feel better about themselves and the roles they fill. Topics include child development, stress management, positive discipline, and communication.

 

Limited spots available, please register early. Internet access is needed to participate in online classes.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops with low enrollment. Any cancelled workshops will have fees refunded.

Online Only Offerings

Potty Training – On Demand (Previously Recorded)

On Demand   |   Previously Recorded Video

Cost:  Free

Potty training can test your patience & expectations, it can be repetitive, messy & frustrating.  But caregivers can help children do this when they are ready!  This program helps you look for and prepare for readiness and talks about ways you can help and support a child in this important milestone in their development.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PottyTrainingJan-May2023

Appleton (In-Person or Online)

Autism 101- Monday, January 23

In-Person- Appleton | Monday, January 23 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  Free

Guest Presenter:  Diane Nackers, MS CCC-SLP, Autism Society of the Fox Valley

Do you want to learn more about autism?  Want to learn how to be an advocate for your child and tap into community resources?  Join us for a discussion on what autism is, what it is not, and dealing with behaviors in a positive way.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Autism101Jan23

Anger Management for Parents – Monday, February 6

Hybrid – Appleton | Monday, February 6 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Our children bring us incredible joy.  Yet there are times we find ourselves crabby, frustrated or angry with the people 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, anger style & how to manage your anger to create a more harmonious home!

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/AngerMgmtFeb6

Positive Discipline- Monday, February 13

Hybrid – Appleton | Monday, February 13 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

There is a difference between discipline and punishment, and the two should not be confused.  We will talk about discipline as structure & routine, communication & being our children’s role models.  As parents, we want to build up our children’s positive behaviors and self-esteem, not break down all the wonderful aspects of their personalities and opportunities.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PositiveDisciplineFeb13

Baby Basics for New & Expectant Dads- Tuesday, February 28

In-Person – Appleton | Tuesday, February 28 | 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Just for dads!  This hands-on class will help you learn:  handling, feeding, burping, changing & calming a newborn; what to expect in the upcoming months; how to enhance your baby’s future; get answers to your questions

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsFeb28

Love & Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts – Monday, March 13, 20 & 27

Hybrid – Appleton | Mondays, March 13, 20 & 27 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  $15.00

This workshop is for any adult serving or living with children & teens who’ve experienced loss, hardship, or trauma – parents, foster & adoptive parents, educators, social workers, counselors, etc. 

Cut through the complexity of working with youth with challenging pasts & provide real solutions that can be applied immediately.  We will discuss the steps to build relationships, deal with defiance, show empathy, minimize power struggles & support opportunities for success.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/LLMar13-27

Special Presentation: IEP TALK: From Referral to IEP – Monday, April 17

In-Person – Appleton | Monday, April 17 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  Free

Guest Presenter:  Diane Nackers, MS CCC-SLP, Autism Society of the Fox Valley

Your child has an IEP Referral, or has an IEP in place…  Now what?

Here’s what you need to know, and to feel like part of the team with your child’s school.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/IEPTalkApr17

Anger Management for Parents – Monday, May 15

Hybrid – Appleton | Monday, May 15 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Our children bring us incredible joy.  Yet there are times we find ourselves crabby, frustrated or angry with the people 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, anger style & how to manage your anger to create a more harmonious home!

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/AngerMgmtApr15

Positive Discipline- Monday, May 22

Hybrid – Appleton | Monday, May 22 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

There is a difference between discipline and punishment, and the two should not be confused.  We will talk about discipline as structure & routine, communication & being our children’s role models.  As parents, we want to build up our children’s positive behaviors and self-esteem, not break down all the wonderful aspects of their personalities and opportunities.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PositiveDisciplineMay22

Baby Basics for New & Expectant Dads- Tuesday, May 23

In-Person – Appleton | Tuesday, May 23 | 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Just for dads!  This hands-on class will help you learn:  handling, feeding, burping, changing & calming a newborn; what to expect in the upcoming months; how to enhance your baby’s future; get answers to your questions

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsMay23

Parent Connection Community Events

34th Annual Young Parent Conference– Friday, May 5

In-Person – Fox Valley  |  Friday, May 5, 2023

Cost:  Free

This FREE conference is for any young parents from teens through their 20’s.  Take some time to learn from experts in our communities about your children, parenting, health, safety & more – Just for You!  Learn about resources that are here for you & your children.  Participate & earn a chance to win prizes!

Registration Link:   www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPC2023

“After attending 1-2-3 Magic, Love & Logic and various other classes, there has been a night and day difference at home.

My son and I are able to resolve conflicts with little to no issue at all; transitions from one activity to the next, bedtime routines, etc. I am very pleased with the instruction and the results and have recommended these classes to friends and family with young children or who are expecting. Attending these workshops has been one of the greatest investments I’ve made which will last a lifetime. Thank you!”

— Joe, Workshop Participant

Community Presentations

Interested in hosting a parenting workshop at your business, school, church, or organization?

Parent Connection offers community presentations to businesses, schools, community agencies and more on a variety of parenting topics, including:

  • 1-2-3 Magic
  • Anger Management for Parents
  • No More Arguing
  • Positive Discipline
  • Power Struggles
  • Setting Limits
  • Teaching Responsibility
  • Ask us to customize to your needs

Fees vary depending on workshop length and location.  To learn more, contact Jen at (920) 739-4226 ext. 109 or by email, [email protected].

Have Questions?

For more information please contact:

Fox Cities: Jen DiMatteo, [email protected] or (920) 739-4226 ext. 109

Oshkosh: Jenifer Rettler, [email protected] or (920) 642-0042

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