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Raising Caring Kids

Raising Caring Kids uses articles and videos to teach parents of 1st to 5th graders how to build their children’s social and emotional learning skills: https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/raising-caring-kids/Parent Connect

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Parent Connect

The Parent Connect is a parent discussion centered series on how to build skills in our children to understand their emotions, to make and keep friends, and to make fair and safe choices. These skills help children to positively participate in their family and community, help ensure school success, and help them develop a more positive sense of self. Each Parent Connect is facilitated by an Extension Educator and lasts one hour. Topics, such as, Making Choices, Take a Deep Breath, and Helping Children Identify their Strengths, are first introduced by the Extension Educator with examples of why this is important and how parents can build this skill. The second half of the hour allows for discussion and response among participants, to make The Parent Connect relevant to the needs and situations of each group.

  • NEW starting in August, our Focus on Fathers series, which is a parent discussion series dedicated just for fathers. Current class offerings: Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/FocusOnFathersAugust2021
  • Current Class offerings: Parent Connect sessions coming in Fall of 2021 

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

These Triple P – Positive Parenting Program seminars will provide parents of children ages 0-12 years and teens with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place. The series offers both seminars and group discussions and participants can choose as many of the sessions in the series to attend to support their learning needs.

Current Class offerings: Seminars Tuesdays, September 21, 28, Oct 5 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (In-Person, 0-12 yrs Program) and 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Virtual, Teen Program). Group Discussions Tuesdays, October 19, 26, November 2 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (In-Person, 0-12 yrs Program) and 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Virtual, Teen Program).

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/fkf9r2


Raising A Thinking Child

The Raising A Thinking Child Program (RTC) is an evidence-based, 6 week, 2 hours per/ week, education program for parents and caregivers of children ages 4-7 years of age.  Parents will learn and practice skills in class, then use a workbook at home to teach and practice the same skills with their children. Three of the key problem-solving skills 4 – 7-year olds learn in the Raising A Thinking Child Program (RTC) are perspective-taking, alternative solutions skills, and consequential thinking skills. As a result of participation in the RTC Program, children are able to build positive skills and behaviors that can prevent negative outcomes for children as they mature into teens and adults.

Check out these 11 videos introducing how parents and teachers can support children’s ability to think independently through the “I Can Solve” short video series.

*Scholarships may be available for those with financial need; please speak to the educator, Amanda Coorough, Human Development & Relationships Educator, (608) 963-1040 or amanda.coorough@wisc.edu 

Current Sessions: A program is anticipated for September 2021

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Just in Time Parenting Tips

Finding reliable parenting information and advice on the web can be overwhelming! How do you know what you can trust — especially when you are busy and there’s just so little time?

Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are designed so that information that’s relevant to your family is automatically delivered to you just in time!

https://jitp.info/#newsletters


Parenting a Preschooler

An important part of helping children through the preschool years is making sure that their minds and bodies are working their best. When children’s physical needs are met they are better able to learn, have more self-control, and are generally happier, which is good for both of you! Here are a few fact sheets that highlight the importance of nutrition, good sleep, stress reduction (yep, even little ones get stressed out), and physical activity.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/parentingthepreschooler/healthy-minds-and-bodies/

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