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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.

 

Important Health Update:

All parenting education classes will be offered online until it is safe for us to gather in-person. Please register for our online offerings below and stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.

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

Online Workshops

TIPS Series: Anger Management for Parents

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
May 28th, 6:oo p.m.
Cost: FREE

Registeration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-3840

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!

Parent Connection Program Coordinator will e-mail all instructions needed as early as 2 business days prior to the scheduled workshop.  Handouts for this workshop will also be sent through e-mail.  If you require paper copies to be mailed, please allow enough time prior to the scheduled class for the mailing.  

Check our workshop cancellation line in case of inclement weather: (920) 739-4226 ext. 154

Autism 1.0 for Parents

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
June 4th, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4115

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. Bring your questions to Diane—she is the resource in the Fox Valley to answer them!

Presenter: Diane Nackers,  Autism Society of the Fox Valley

Raising Girls

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
June 9th & 16th, 6-7 p.m. (Please plan to attend both nights)
Cost: $5

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4116

For parents of girls ages 3-13.  This two-night workshop will help parents learn hints and tips to assist in the raising of their daughters. The first step is understanding what they are dealing with as they progress on their journey of growing up. Whether she is still playing with dolls, or on her way to tween/teen years, all attendees will take away something to help the harmony in their home. We will discuss the nuances of girl friendships, self-esteem and body issues, and how to help her establish her individual identity.

Developmental Milestones

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
June 25th, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4117

For parents of children 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 and how to help make your child flourish.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting Workshop

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
July 9th & 16th, 6-7 p.m. (Please plan to attend both nights)
Cost: $5

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4118

For the parents of 3-12 year olds.  Attend this two-night positive discipline video-based workshop and learn the following:  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 and manipulation – and more!

Baby Basics: For New and Expectant Dads

This Parent Education Class will be held ONLINE unless it is safe to gather. If we are able to hold the class in person, you will be notified.

July 20th, 6-7:30 p.m. (online) or 6-9 p.m. (in-person)
Cost: FREE

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4119

This class will teach you what to expect in upcoming new baby months.  It will consist of handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning, and calming the newborn infant, and how to enhance your baby’s future. To attend the session online you will need internet access.

Active Parenting of Teens

Live Online Course (Requires Internet Access)
June 21st & 28th, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4120

For parents of preteens & teens.  This two-night workshop is for parents experiencing the changes of teenage development and to help prepare teens & preteens to survive & thrive in society.  We will discuss teens today, drugs, sex, styles of parenting, control versus influence, mutual respect and more.  Plan to attend both classes.

Love & Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

This Parent Education Class will be held ONLINE unless it is safe to gather. If we are able to hold the class in person, you will be notified.

August 4th, 11th, & 18th, 6-7:30 p.m. (online) or 6-8 p.m. (in-person)
Cost: $10

Registration Link: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/346-4121

This three-night video-based workshop offers practical techniques for raising responsible kids!  Learn to discipline your children without losing their love and respect (or your sanity).  We will talk about effective communication, utilizing choices to gain compliance, and how to use consequences for learning and growth for your children.
Online classes require Internet access.

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