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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.


Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, 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 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.


Baby Basics for New & Expectant Dads

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

Monday, January 10 |  Registration Link:
Monday, March 14  | Registration Link:
Monday, May 9 | Registration Link:

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.

Introduction to Autism for Supporters of Parents & Caregivers

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Monday, January 31 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Are you a grandparent or support person for someone on the autism spectrum?  This workshop is designed specifically for you.  Loving and supporting a child on the spectrum may be different from your dream about becoming a grandparent, aunt or uncle.  Learn about the key features of autism and how they may impact your ability to build a bond with the child in your life.  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.

Registration Link:

Active Parenting of Teens™

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00 per session   |   for parents of pre-teens through teens

February 1 | The Active Parent – Registration Link:

February 8 | Winning Cooperation – Registration Link:

February 15 | Responsibility & Discipline – Registration Link:

February 22 | Building Courage & Redirecting Misbehavior – Registration Link:

March 1 | Drugs, Sexuality & Violence: Reducing Risks – Part 1 – Registration Link:

March 8 | Drugs, Sexuality & Violence: Reducing Risks – Part 2 – Registration Link:

These workshops are for parents who want to prepare for or are experiencing the changes of teenage development and want to help prepare their preteens & teens to survive & thrive in society.  The first four dates/topics are the foundation of this program, one leading into the next.  You can register for the dates/topics of most interest to you, or join us for all six!

Love & Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun™

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Thursdays, February 3-17 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost:  $15.00   |   For parents of 0-6 year olds

Please plan to attend all 3 sessions

This 3-session workshop offers practical techniques for raising responsible kids!  Learn discipline with your children without losing their love & respect (or your sanity).  Effective communication, choices and consequences are the foundation of this program for positive learning & growth of your children.

Registration Link:

Anger Management for Parents

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Thursday, March 10 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

There are times that we find ourselves crabby, frustrated or angry with the people we love.  Learn basic skills to help manage your own anger, to improve your relationships & to create a more harmonious home!  We spend time talking about your own anger triggers and responses as a way to lead into understanding how to help our children.

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Positive Discipline

Hybrid (In-Person & Online)
Thursday, March 17 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00    |   For parents of children age 2 to teens

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:

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:

April 14 – Teaching Responsibility – Registration Link:

April 21 – Setting Limits – Registration Link:

May 12 – Avoid Power Struggles – Registration Link:

May 19 – Guiding Kids to Problem-Solve – Registration:

May 26 – Kids & Chores – Registration:

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:

Online or In Person | Oshkosh

Positive Discipline

Hybrid (In-Person and Online)
Wednesday, February 23 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00  |   For parents of children 2-teens

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:


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.

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Have Questions?

For more information please contact:

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

Oshkosh: Jenifer Rettler, 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:

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

Fatherhood Event

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

Watch Facebook for Event Notifications:

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 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,