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Important Health Update:

All workshops, family play groups and events have been canceled through May due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to put your safety and the safety of our workshop providers first. We are currently working to make virtual classes available…so stay tuned! Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.

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.

 

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

Fox Valley

Baby Basics (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

This free, one-night class will teach you how to enhance your baby’s future and tell you what to expect in the coming months. It will consist of handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning, and calming the newborn infant, and how to enhance your baby’s future.

Register to attend any one of the nights below:

Register: Monday, January 20
Register: Monday, March 16
Register: Monday, May 18

6-9 p.m.

Family Services Building
1810 Appleton Road, Menasha

Cost: Free

Two Homes No Battles (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

This one-night workshop is for successful co-parenting: for divorcing, separating, custodial and non-custodial parents.

Don’t let your children become casualties during and after the divorce! Discover practical ideas and skills to create a more nurturing environment. Understand that children differ in their reactions to divorce at different ages. Know that divorce will be a time of transition, but need not devastate a family. Learn what parents can do to make the transition less traumatic in this class.

Register to attend any one of the nights below:

Register: Thursday, February 27th

Register: Thursday, May 14

5:45 – 8 p.m.

First English Lutheran Church
326 E. North Street, Appleton

Cost: $5

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Workshop (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

Designed for parents of children 3-12 years old.

Attend this two-night, positive discipline video-based workshop and learn how to stop the behavior you don’t want and start the behavior you do want! Parents will also learn to avoid  “talk-persuade-argue-yell-hit” syndrome, as well as how to handle misbehavior in public and how to deal with testing and manipulation.

Please plan to attend both sessions.

Register: Tuesdays – March 24 & 31

6-8 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
325 E. Franklin St, Appleton

Cost: $5

TIPS Series: Anger Management for Parents (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

Topics to Improve Parenting Skills (TIPS) is a FREE series of one-night workshops. Free child care is provided. Limited spots available – first come, first serve. Topics and discussion are most appropriate for parents/caregivers of kids 3-12.

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. 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!

Register: Thursday, March 26

6-8 p.m.

First English Lutheran Church
326 E. North St., Appleton

Cost: Free

Managing Meltdowns (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

Designed for parents/caregivers of children 5 and younger. years old.

Of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, meltdowns may be the most upsetting as well as the hardest to manage. Also called tantrums, these outbursts may be the most potent tool kids have when it comes to training their parents to do what the children want. Moms and dads who have learned to fear tantrums have an extremely difficult time maintaining control of their own homes. This workshop will help parents regain control. We will discuss: The three main causes of tantrums, the two goals of tantruming children, and a four-step process for meltdown management.

Register: Tuesday, April 21

6-8 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
325 E. Franklin St, Appleton

Cost: $10.00/person

Raising Boys (Canceled)

**In response to health and safety needs, this workshop has been cancelled**

Designed for parents of boys ages 3-12 years old.

We’ll examine some of the unique challenges and joys that face parents of boys. This two-night workshop covers the following: temperament, learning, risk taking, emotions, and discipline. Explore what boys need to thrive and how parents can help!

Please plan to attend both sessions.

Register: Thursdays, April 23 & 30

6-8 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
222 E. Fremont St, Appleton

Cost: $5

Oshkosh

Positive Solutions for Families

This 4-week series is designed for parents of children 0-6 years old.

This February workshop will help parents learn about and understand where their child’s problem behaviors are coming from and ways to encourage appropriate behavior. Children can be registered to attend this educational care program as well.

Class meets once per week for 4 weeks. An optional meal will be provided at 5 p.m. prior to the workshop for those enrolled.

Register: Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, & 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Church
240 W. 9th Ave, Oshkosh

Cost: $10.00/person (Scholarships are available to waive the fee)

Free childcare is available at most workshops.

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

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.

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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