Are you in crisis and need help? FIND HELP »

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.

Winter and Spring Workshops

Baby Basics | January 11, March 8, or May 17 2021

Monday, January 11, Monday, March 8, OR Monday May 17, 2021
6 – 8 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Sign up for one session. We will discuss and model what to expect in upcoming new baby months.  It will consist of handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning, calming the newborn & how to enhance your baby’s future.

Registration Link: 

Monday, January 11, 2021

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsJan11

Monday, March 8, 2021

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsMarch8

Monday, May 17, 2021

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsMay17

 

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Anger Management for Parents | January 14 or May 5, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 OR Wednesday, May 5, 2021

1 – 2:30 pm
Cost: FREE

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:

Thursday, January 14, 2021

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/AngerMgmtJan14

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/AngerMgmtMay5

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 | January 21 or May 12, 2021

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 1-2:30pm

Wed, May 12, 2021 6-7:30pm
Sign-up for one session only
Cost: FREE

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!

Thurs, Jan 21 –  REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PosDiscJan21

Wed, May 12 –  REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PosDiscMay12

 

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Parent Cafe | last Saturday of every month

The last Saturday of every month
1 – 2 p.m.
Cost:  Free

Join us for a conversation led by professionals from our communities!  We will ask topic questions you can discuss in smaller groups, receive guidance & resources from our guest professionals, and connect with other parents from the community!

Sat, Jan 30 REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentCafeJan

Sat, Feb 27 REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentCafeFeb

Sat, March 27 REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentCafeMarch

Sat, April 24 REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentCafeApril

Sat, May 22 REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentCafeMay

 

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Love & Logic™: Early Childhood Made Fun | Feb 4, 11, and 18

Thursdays, February 4, 11, and 18th
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/LLEarlyChildhoodFeb

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

This website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.  Love and Logic TM is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.  Love and Logic TM was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D.  It is based on the experience of a combined total of 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic TM.  For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.

Love & Logic™: Supporting Youths with Challenging Pasts | April 7, 14, & 21

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

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, & 21st, 2021
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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

This website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.  Love and Logic TM is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.  Love and Logic TM was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D.  It is based on the experience of a combined total of 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic TM.  For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.

Potty Training Online | On Demand

Potty Training Online

Cost: Free

This is an online video from a prior class that provides guidance to parents and caregivers preparing for or undertaking potty training.

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/pottytraining

Introduction to Co-Parenting | February 8, 2021

Mon, February 8, 2021

6 – 8 p.m.

Cost:  FREE

This class will provide an introduction to co-parenting. It focuses on identifying priorities and strengths as well as developing a parenting plan. Co-parents can learn to build their child up, rather than pulling them apart.

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Co-Parenting

Car Seat Safety | March 4, 2021

Thurs, March 4, 2021

4 – 5:30 p. m.

Cost:  Free

Your car seat questions answered!  Best practices, tips & what type of seat to use for your child based on weight, height and age!

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/CarSeatSafety

Active Parenting of Teens™ Sessions 1-4 Online | Various

Tuesdays, March 9, March 16, March 23, and April 6, 2021

6:00 – 7:30pm 

Cost:  $15

This course is for parents who want to prepare for or are experiencing the changes of teenage development & want to help prepare their preteens and teens to survive and thrive in society.  Choose between taking just Sessions 1-4 or adding on Session 5 Parts 1 & 2 with a second registration.

Active Parenting – Session 1 / Tues, Mar 9

Winning Cooperation – Session 2 / Tues, Mar 16

Responsibility & Discipline – Session 3 / Tues, Mar 23

No Class Tues, Mar 30 (Appleton and Oshkosh Spring Break)

Building Courage & Redirecting Misbehavior – Session 4 / Tues, April 6

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/active1-4

1-2-3 Magic™ | March 11 & 18, 2021

Thurs, March 11 & 18, 2021

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cost:  $5

Plan to attend both sessions

For parents of 3-12 year olds, this is a 2-night positive discipline video-based workshop where you will learn:  how to stop the behaviors you don’t want, how to start the behaviors 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/123MagicMarch

Introduction to Autism | March 25, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Are you a grandparent and primary caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum? This workshop is designed specifically for you.  Loving and supporting a grandchild on the spectrum may be different from your dream about becoming a grandparent.  Learn about the key features of autism and how they may impact your ability to build a bond with your grandchild.  Topics will include effective communication tools, sensory needs, supporting the IEP and being on a team, supporting other family members to understand autism, and community resource options.  Presenter:  Diane Nackers, MS CCC-SLP, Autism Society of the Fox Valley     

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/IntrotoAutism

Active Parenting of Teens™ Session 5 (Parts 1&2) Online | April 13 & 20, 2021

*Having completed Active Parenting of Teens (1-4)™ is a pre-requirement for this class.

Tuesdays, April 13 & 20, 2021

6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost:  $5

This course is for parents who want to prepare for or are experiencing the changes of teenage development & want to help prepare their preteens and teens to survive and thrive in society.

Drugs, Sexuality, Violence & Reducing Risks – Session 5 Part 1 / Tues, April 13

Drugs, Sexuality, Violence & Reducing Risks – Session 5 Part 2 / Tues, April 20

REGISTRATION LINK:  https:/www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/active5

Autism 1.0 | June 24, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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, dealing with behaviors in a positive way, common characteristics of those with autism, helping your child and resources/help for parents.  Presenter:  Diane Nackers, MS CCC-SLP, Autism Society of the Fox Valley   

REGISTRATION LINK:    https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Autism1

Parenting the Nurturing Way

 

The Nurturing Program helps participants identify areas that could be strengthened in their parenting through taking the AAPI assessment.  We highly recommend that participants register to take the AAPI with us so they can consider their individual results and our program’s recommendations before joining our Nurturing Coaching Sessions.  However, the AAPI is not a pre-requirement to join any of our voluntary, nurturing coaching sessions.  Sessions are $5.00 each with online registration or a scholarship may be requested to register offline through Jenifer Rettler at jrettler@familyservicesnew.org.

Parenting the Nurturing Way AAPI Assessment – https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/AAPI

Cost for Assessment: $5

The Parenting Coaching Session Options are offered via Group Zoom Meetings on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Each session will focus on how parents can use the guidance tools mentioned in the session topic in a nurturing way. 

Winter & Spring Coaching Sessions listed below:

Discipline & Family Rules | January 12, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/discipline

Praise & Self Worth | January 19, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/praise

Developing Empathy & Personal Power | January 26, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/empathy

Stress & Resilience | February 2, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/stress-resilience

Managing Behavior | February 9, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/behavior

Recognizing & Understanding Feelings | February 16, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/feelings

Establishing Nurturing Routines | February 16, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/routines

Understanding & Expressing Anger | March 2, 2021

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/anger

Scholarships Available

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) 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.

Sign up for the Parent Connection Newsletter
in the Fox Valley & Oshkosh


    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest Parent Connection news, updates, and events!

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

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