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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.

 

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, we have put safety protocols in place for all our in-person sessions. Limited spots are 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.

Fox Valley Offerings

Potty Training [ONLINE] – On Demand

Free  |   Ages 1-4

Based on the book, “Let’s Get this Potty Started!” by Dr. Heather Wittenberg

This is a pre-recorded video from a prior class. The video provides guidance to parents and caregivers who are preparing for or undertaking potty training.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:
https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/pottytrainautumn

Baby Basics for New & Expectant Dads – Monday, 9/13

In-Person | September 13 | 6:00-9:00 pm
1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha
Free  |  Prenatal-Newborn

This research-based program discusses basic newborn care (handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning & calming), what to expect in the coming months, and how to enhance your baby’s development.

TO REGISTER, VISIT: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsSept13

Autism 2.0 – Thursday, 9/23

In-Person |  September 23  |  6:00-8:00 pm
222 East Fremont Street, Appleton
Free  |  Ages 3-14

This presentation will provide specific information for school age children from preschool through middle school, including facts about autism, how to work with the school to get your child a special education evaluation in the area of autism & tips for working with your child at home.  A wide variety of resources will be shared.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Autism2

Managing Meltdowns – Tuesday, 10/12

In-Person |  October 12  |  6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $5  |  Ages 0-5

Of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, meltdowns may be the most upsetting as well as hardest to manage.  This one-night workshop will help parents regain control.  We will discuss the main causes of tantrums & steps for meltdown management.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/managingmeltdowns_oct12

Managing Meltdowns [ONLINE] – Wednesday, 10/13

Online  |  October 13  |  6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $5  |  Ages 0-5

Of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, meltdowns may be the most upsetting as well as hardest to manage.  This one-night workshop will help parents regain control.  We will discuss the main causes of tantrums & steps for meltdown management.

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

Anger Management for Parents [ONLINE] – Wednesday, 10/27

Online  |  October 27  |  6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $5  |  All Ages

Research-based

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/angermanagementonline

Anger Management for Parents – Thursday, 10/28

In-Person  |  October 28  |  6:00-8:00 pm
222 East Fremont Street, Appleton
Cost: $5  |  All Ages

Research-based

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/angermanagement_oct28

Developmental Milestones – Thursday, 11/4

In-Person |  November 4  |  6:00-7:30 pm
200 Church Street, Neenah
Free  |  Ages 0-3

Parents will learn about developmental milestones for their children, why it’s important to recognize key ages & stages, what to do if you have concerns about your child’s development & how to help your child flourish.

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

Baby Basics: For New & Expectant Dads – Monday, 11/8

In-Person  |  November 8  |  6:00-9:00 pm
1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha
Free  |  Prenatal-Newborn

This research-based program discusses basic newborn care (handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning & calming), what to expect in the coming months and how to enhance your baby’s development.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsNov8

Parenting to a Child’s Temperament [ONLINE] – Wednesday, 11/10

Online  |  November 10  |  6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $5  |  All ages

What do parents need to know about theirs & their child’s temperament?  Everything!  Temperament can help us answer questions & increase understanding about our own children.  We will talk about how you respond as a parent based on your temperament & how to recognize issues ahead of time – anticipating problems in behavior before they happen.

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

Positive Discipline [ONLINE] – Wednesday, 11/17

Online  |  November 17  |  6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $5  |  Ages 2-teens

Research-based

There is a difference between discipline & 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 & self-esteem, not break down all the wonderful aspects of their personalities & opportunities.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!

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

Positive Discipline – Thursday, 11/18

In-Person  |  November 18  |  6:00-8:00 pm
222 East Fremont Street, Appleton
Cost: $5  |  Ages 2-teens

Research-based

There is a difference between discipline & 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 & self-esteem, not break down all the wonderful aspects of their personalities & opportunities.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/positivediscipline_nov18

Love and Logic:  Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts™ – Thursdays in December

In-Person*  |  December 2, 9 and 16  |  6:00-8:00 pm
325 E Franklin St, Appleton
Cost: $10  |  Ages 2 to teens

*Please plan to attend all 3 sessions

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.  All with the same Love & Logic approach you may have come to know.

Registration Links:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/LL_TIC_DEC2021

Autism 3.0 – Tuesday, 12/7

In-Person  |  December 7 |  6:00-8:00 pm
222 East Fremont Street, Appleton
Free  |  Ages 15+

Autism 3.0 will focus on facts about autism from adolescence through adulthood. Information will be shared about the transition process from middle school to high school & beyond, including transition services and supports.  Other topics covered:  Respite, health care, alternative living opportunities & recreation.  A wide variety of community resources will be shared.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Autism3

Oshkosh Offerings

Parenting the Nurturing Way – Tuesdays, Starting 9/21

In-Person* | Tuesdays, Sept 21 – Nov 30 |  6:00-7:30 pm (with Optional Meal 5:30-6:00pm)
700 W Linwood St, Oshkosh
Cost: $20 |  Parent Focus: Prenatal-Age 19

*Please plan on attending all 11 sessions.

The Nurturing Program is a series of family lessons focused on: developing appropriate expectations of children, responding with empathy, disciplining with dignity, establishing supportive family roles and self-awareness, and increasing empowerment and independence.  When in-person and safe to do so, it also includes an optional group meal, a Kids Activity Group for ages 4-12, and on-site childcare for ages 0-3 for those who are pre-registered before enrollment limits are reached.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/NurturingFall2021  

Positive Solutions for Families – Thursdays, Starting 9/23

In Person* | Thursdays,  Sept 23 – Oct 14th |  6:00-7:30 pm (with Optional Group Meal 5:30-6:00pm)
501 E Parkway Avenue, Oshkosh
Cost: $10 |  Parent or Caregiver Focus: Birth to Age 6

*Please plan to attend all 4 sessions.

This workshop is being offered in collaboration with UWO-Head Start and the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club.  If you are enrolled with either of these programs, please register through them.  This family wellness workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers promote a child’s social and emotional development and better understand any challenging behaviors.  Parents and caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve interactions with the child; help the child learn appropriate behavior; and to build the child’s confidence and self-esteem; thereby preparing the child for successful early learning experiences.  When in-person and safe to do so, it also includes an optional group meal, kid’s activities and on-site childcare for those who are pre-registered before enrollment limits are reached.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PosSolutionsFall2021

123 Magic ™ – Thursdays, Starting 10/7

In Person* | Thursdays, Oct 7 – Oct 14th |  6:00-8:00 pm
36 Broad St, Oshkosh
Free |  Parent or Caregiver Focus: Ages 2-12

*Please plan to attend both sessions.

123 Magic is a positive parenting curriculum offered in a primarily video-based format where participants learn: how to stop the behavior you don’t want; how to start the behavior you do want; how to avoid the talk-persuade-argue-yell-hit syndrome; how to handle misbehavior in public; and how to deal with testing & manipulation.  This class is offered for free because of a grant by The Women’s Fund.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/123MagicOct

Positive Discipline – Thursday, 11/11

In-Person  |  November 11th    |   6:00-8:00 pm
36 Broad St, Oshkosh
Free |  Parent or Caregiver Focus: Ages 2-teens

Research-based

There is a difference between discipline & 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 & self-esteem, not break down all the wonderful aspects of their personalities & opportunities.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!  This class is offered for free because of a grant by The Women’s Fund.

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

Have Questions?

For more information please contact:

Fox Cities: Jen DiMatteo, jdimatteo@familyservicesnew.org or (920) 739-4226 ext. 109

Oshkosh: Jenifer Rettler, jrettler@familyservicesnew.org or (920) 642-0042

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    Community Presentations

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

    Parent Connection offers a series of community presentations on a variety of topics, including:

    • Anger management
    • Learning styles and the importance of play
    • Managing meltdowns
    • Positive discipline

    Fees vary depending on workshop length and location. To learn more, contact Jen at (920) 739-4226 ext. 109 or by email, jdimatteo@familyservicesnew.org.