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.


February 8, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

The Frustrated Child

We’ve all been there, our child suddenly digs their heels in and we’re in for the long haul. Sometimes we know just what threw our child over the edge and sometimes we have to do some sleuthing. We will cover ways to avoid frustration, de-escalate our child and ourselves as well as skills to use once our children have hit the wall.

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


March 8, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

From Clingy to Adventurous: How to Foster Independence

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


April 12, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

Neuro-typical, Neuro-diverse: Understanding Along the Spectrums, Autism, ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Challenged

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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Free & Reduced Admission

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Free & Reduced Programs