Free Parenting Workshops!

PowerParenting is now online! View our upcoming workshops below.

Tuesday, Sept 14, 6-7:30 pm

Power Struggles

We all have them with our children, even when we work hard to avoid them. Join the conversation about when power struggles show up at your house and strategies to avoid some of them and cope with the inevitable ones.

Pre-registration required. Email for the link to join the class.


Tuesday, October 12, 6-7:30 pm

Responsibility and Privileges

Tired of taking away privileges? Frustrated your kids aren’t being responsible and independent? Our children’s budding independence needs encouragement and recognizing the level of responsibility they have or are ready for can help determine the corresponding privileges. Come learn the skills to bring these into balance.

Pre-registration required. Email for the link to join the class.


Tuesday, November 9, 6-7:30 pm

Volcanoes to Earthquakes: Weathering Anger with Your Child

Anger can be a confusing and difficult emotion for children and adults. Trying to keep our cool when our child is escalating is one of life’s most challenging tasks. Identify the ways your child’s anger challenges you so you can understand your responses and reestablish equilibrium in the face of tumultuous emotions.

Pre-registration required. Email for the link to join the class.


Tuesday, December 14, 6-7:30 pm

Getting Kids to Listen

At the end of your rope? Yelling all the time? Feel like your kids are running away not coming to you? We’ll teach and talk strategies to talk you in off the ledge and help you be heard.

Pre-registration required. Email for the link to join the class.


Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

PowerParenting 1PowerParenting is a free parenting class on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm, currently on zoom. Email for the link to join the class.

College credit is available for all parent education programs: PlayWise, PowerParenting and Parenting with Candyce Bollinger. Earn 1 credit for every 11 hours of attendance. $36 per credit.

Call (360) 956-0818 ext. 162 for more information. In partnership with South Puget Sound Community College.

Our Teachers

Linda Sisson

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Linda Sisson has been fostering children and parents for 30 years, both professionally and personally.

She has worked as a parent educator, family counselor, breastfeeding consultant, birth attendant and disability coordinator, working with parents from all walks of life.

She is passionate about improving the lives of families, one parent at a time. She is currently the Family Resource Coordinator at the Family Support Center.

Karen Kirsch

PowerParenting 2Karen Kirsch works with children and families in creative dance and movement play.

Karen has a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology, is a registered somatic movement therapist, CMA certified movement analyst and CC certified counselor in Washington State.

She applies movement and body awareness to help people increase sensory processing and learning. Karen and Linda have co-parented five children, surviving four teenagers at once.

Our Partnerships

In partnership with the Family Support Center.

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