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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.

 

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.

Fall Workshops

Autism 3.0 | December 3, 2020

Thursday, December 3rd
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Autism 3.0 will focus on facts about autism from adolescence through adulthood. Information will be shared about the transition process from middle school to high school & beyond, including transition services & supports.  Other topics covered: respite, health care, alternative living opportunities & recreation.

Registration Link:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/autism30

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Active Parenting of Teens | Various Sessions and Dates

Sessions 1-2, September 15 – 28
Cost: $5

Sessions 3-6, September 29 – October 19
Cost: $15

For parents of preteens & teens.  This six session workshop (divided into two separate offerings) is for parents experiencing the challenges of teenage development & to help prepare teens & preteens to survive & thrive in society.  We will discuss teens today, styles of parenting, control versus influence, mutual respect & more.

Topics Include:

Session 1-2: Active Parenting and Winning Cooperation.

Session 3-6: Responsibility & Discipline; Building Courage & Redirecting Misbehavior;  Drugs, Sexuality, Violence & Reducing Risks.

 

Registration Links: 

Sessions 1-2:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentingTeens1-2

Sessions 3-6:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/ParentingTeens3-6

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. 

Baby Basics | September 21 or November 16, 2020

Baby Basics is designed for new and expectant dads.
Sign-up for one night only | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

This class will teach you what to expect in upcoming new baby months.  It will consist of handling, feeding, burping, changing, cleaning, calming the newborn infant & how to enhance your baby’s future.

 

Register, September 21st: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/babybasicssept

Register, November 16thhttps://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/babybasicsnov

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Parenting to a Child’s Temperament | October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22nd
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5

What do parents need to know about their & their child’s temperament?  Everything!  Temperament can help us answer questions & increase understanding about why our children are like they are.  We will talk about how you respond as a parent based on your temperament & how to recognize issues ahead of time, anticipating problems in behavior before they happen.

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

This is a LIVE online class. Internet access required.

Love & Logic™: Early Childhood Made Fun | Nov. 5, 12 and 19th

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19
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/LLEarlyChildhood

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 | Dec. 1, 5 and 15th

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

Tuesdays, December 1, 8 & 15th
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.

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

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. 

Fall Coaching Sessions listed below:

Discipline & Family Rules | October 8, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Praise & Self Worth | October 15, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Developing Empathy & Personal Power | October 22, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Expectations & Child Development | October 29, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Stress & Managing Behavior | November 5, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Recognizing & Understanding Feelings | November 12, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Establishing Nurturing Routines | November 19, 2020

Offered via Group Zoom  6:00 – 7:00pm

Cost: $5.00

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

Understanding & Expressing Anger | December 3, 2020

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.

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

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