Free Parenting Workshops!

PowerParenting is now online! View our upcoming workshops below.

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.


May 10, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

Discipline: How to Stay In Control Without Being Controlling

Who is in charge? Or should we ask who is in charge of what? When children learn how to be their own authority they also learn how to respect the authority of others. Infants, toddlers, school children and teens all need personal authority and parents who can carry authority for them.

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


June 14, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

Food, Power Struggles and Nutrition: How to Turn Eating Into a Pleasure

Do you just want meal time to be relaxing but it seems to be torture for you or your child? How do you and your child come to common ground so both feel respected and meal times are not battlegrounds? Need tips on healthy food choices and how to encourage them? Come join us to explore all these issues and clarify your family’s values about food.

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


July 12, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

Nighttime Parenting and Sleep: Who’s Getting It and How to Make Sure Everyone Gets Enough

From infants to teens how does everybody get the sleep they need? Parenting doesn’t magically end between 8pm and 7am. Find solutions to night time difficulties with the demands of working, childcare, school, meals, etc.

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

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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