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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.

 

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 any online classes.

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

Online or In Person | Fox Valley

Potty Training Online – Available On Demand

Free  |   Ages 2-4

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.

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PottyTrainWinter2022

Baby Basics for New & Expectant Dads

In-Person
6:00-9:00 pm
1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha
Cost: $10  |  Prenatal-Newborn

Monday, May 9 | Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/BabyBasicsMay

This one-session program designed Just for Dads discusses and demonstrates basic newborn care (handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning & calming), what to expect in the coming months and how to enhance your baby’s development.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person

April 7 – No More Arguing – Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/NoMoreArguing

April 14 – Teaching Responsibility – Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Responsibility

April 21 – Setting Limits – Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/SettingLimits

May 12 – Avoid Power Struggles – Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/PowerStrugglesMay

May 19 – Guiding Kids to Problem-Solve – Registration:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/KidsProblemSolve

May 26 – Kids & Chores – Registration:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/KidsChores

Cost:  $10.00 per session

Everybody wins when parents develop skills for reinforcing the expectations of their children at school and beyond.  These workshops are designed to share practical skills we can begin using right away with our children.  The skills our children learn in the process will set them up to be happier, more confident, and more prepared for the next stages in their lives.  Each date/topic leads into the next, while they are also valuable on their own.  Sign-up for each date/topic separately.  You can register for the dates/topics of most interest to you, or join us for all six!

Autism 1.0 for Parents, Family & Caregivers

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Monday, April 25 | 6:00-8:00 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.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/Autism101_April

Online or In Person | Oshkosh

Active Parenting: First Five Years TM

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Tuesdays, April 5 to 26 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Plan to attend 3 to 4 Sessions
Cost:  $15  (Includes a Parent’s Guide book)  |   For parents and caregivers of 0-5 year olds

This program builds basic parenting and nurturing skills for new parents and caregivers with topics focusing on: You and Your Child, Preventing Problems, Encouraging Positive Behavior and an Optional 4th Session, Preparing for School Success.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ActiveFiveWinterSpring2022

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

Community Events

2022 Young Parent Conference

In-Person in Appleton
Friday, May 6

This FREE conference is for any parents from teens through 25.  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!  Speakers & Resources are from Outagamie & Winnebago Counties.

Register Online:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPC2022

Questions?  Contact Jen DiMatteo by email at jdimatteo@familyservicesnew.org or call (920) 729-4226 ext. 109

Fatherhood Event

In-Person in Oshkosh
March 2022 – Date TBD
Cost: Free

Watch Facebook for Event Notifications: https://www.facebook.com/ParentConnectionWI

This event is offered by Parent Connection Oshkosh in collaboration with UW-Oshkosh Head Start and the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club.  This event is for fathers and/or the adult male person (stepfather, uncle, grandfather, etc.) in the child’s life.  It offers some special time to be together and have some fun.  Pre-registration will be required and a registration link will be available when an event date has been set.

Questions?  Contact Jeni Rettler at
jrettler@familyservicesnew.org or call (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.