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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.

 

All parenting education classes will be offered online until it is safe for us to gather in person.

Internet access is needed to participate in online classes. In-Person workshops will resume when it is safe to gather and depending on restrictions. Free childcare available at most in-person classes. Limited spots available, register early!

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

Online Workshops

Autism 2.0 | September 3, 2020

Thursday, September 3rd
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

As a follow-up to Autism 1.0, 2.0 will provide specific information for school age children from preschool through middle school.  Learn facts about autism, how to work with the school, getting your child a special education evaluation & tips for working with your child at home.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/autism20

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Autism 3.0 | December 3, 2020

Thursday, December 3rd
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

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 & supports.  Other topics covered: respite, health care, alternative living opportunities & recreation.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/autism30

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Anger Management for Parents | September 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10th
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5

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

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Active Parenting of Teens | Various Sessions and Dates

Sessions 1-2, September 15 – 28
Cost: $5

Sessions 3-6, September 29 – October 19
Cost: $15

For parents of preteens & teens.  This six session workshop (divided into two separate offerings) is for parents experiencing the challenges of teenage development & to help prepare teens & preteens to survive & thrive in society.  We will discuss teens today, styles of parenting, control versus influence, mutual respect & more.

Topics Include:

Session 1-2: Active Parenting and Winning Cooperation.

Session 3-6: Responsibility & Discipline; Building Courage & Redirecting Misbehavior;  Drugs, Sexuality, Violence & Reducing Risks.

 

Registration Links: 

Sessions 1-2:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentingTeens1-2

Sessions 3-6:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentingTeens3-6

This is an online class.  You Will Need Internet Access.
You will receive an email with a web link to the online classes.  Class handouts/materials in digital format will be attached to that email. 

Positive Discipline | September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17th
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5

This course will talk about discipline as structure, routine, communication & being our children’s role models.  Build up your children’s positive behaviors & sense of self-esteem.  Let’s talk about how we can start Positive Discipline in our homes today!

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Baby Basics | September 21 or November 16, 2020

Baby Basics is designed for new and expectant dads.
Sign-up for one night only | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

This class will teach you what to expect in upcoming new baby months.  It will consist of handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning, calming the newborn infant & how to enhance your baby’s future.

 

Register, September 21st: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/babybasicssept

Register, November 16thhttps://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/babybasicsnov

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Let’s Get This Potty Started | September 24, 2020

Thursday, September 24th
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Potty training can test your patience & expectations, it can be repetitive, messy & frustrating.  But you can do this!  Let’s talk about how you can have a potty-trained kid.

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

1-2-3 Magic | October 1 and 8, 2020

Thursdays, October 1 & 8
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Please plan to attend both classes
Cost:  $5

For the parents of children ages 3-12, this is a two-night positive discipline video-based workshop where you will learn:  how to stop the behavior you don’t want; how to start the behavior you do want; avoid the talk-persuade-argue-yell-hit syndrome; how to handle misbehavior in public; how to deal with testing & manipulation.

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Parenting Styles | October 15, 2020

Thursday, October 15th
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5

Are you a Helicopter, Drill Sergeant or Consultant? Learn about parenting styles & the effects these styles have on children.  Your parenting style can help or hinder the molding of a happy, confident & capable child.  Take some time to learn about how to help our kids thrive.

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Parenting to a Child’s Temperament | October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22nd
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5

What do parents need to know about their & their child’s temperament?  Everything!  Temperament can help us answer questions & increase understanding about why our children are like they are.  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/childtemperament

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Love & Logic : Early Childhood Made Fun | Nov. 5, 12 and 19th

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Please plan to attend all 3 classes
Cost:  $10

For Parents of 0-6 year olds, this three-night video-based workshop offers practical techniques for raising responsible kids!

Learn to discipline your children without losing their love & respect (or your sanity).  We will talk about effective communication & how to use consequences for learning & growth for your children.

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Love & Logic: Supporting Youths with Challenging Pasts | Dec. 1, 5 and 15th

This workshop is for foster & adoptive parents, educators, social workers, counselors & others serving children & teens who’ve experienced trauma.

Tuesdays, December 1, 8 & 15th
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Please plan to attend all 3 classes
Cost:  $10

Cut through the complexity of working with youth with challenging pasts & provide real solutions that can be applied immediately.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/LL-TIC

Contact Jen DiMatteo, Parent Education Program Coordinator with questions. 

jdimatteo@familyservicesnew.org  or  (920) 739-4226 ext. 109

Scholarships Available

For more information please contact:

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

Oshkosh: Jenifer Rettler, jrettler@familyservicesnew.org or (920) 233-6630 ext. 111

Free childcare is available at most in-person workshops.

Family Services reserves the right to cancel workshops with low enrollment. In the case of cancellation, all fees will be refunded.

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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.

Have Questions?

For more information about parenting classes and workshops, please contact us!

 

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

Oshkosh: Jenifer Rettler, jrettler@familyservicesnew.org or (920) 233-6630 ext. 111