Pre-registration is required. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No fee. Free supervised museum play for ages 3-12; Childcare is $10 per child under age 3. (Limited childcare scholarships available.)
To register, call 360-956-0818 x103.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to master those difficult parenting challenges. Parent educators facilitate discussions on specific topics as your children enjoy supervised play in the museum!
September: No class
October 9, 2018
Screen Time: Dump the Guilt and Get Support
TV, video games, computers, phones ,tablets; we live in a culture of electronic screens. They can feel indispensable but we all worry about how much is too much? Learn how screen time effects children’s development and how to define limits tailored to your family.
November 13, 2018
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.
December 11, 2018
Fostering resilience and confidence in your kids
Life can take its toll and resilience is our ability to bounce back. Resilience helps us recover and thrive in the aftermath of trauma, disappointment and grief no matter how large or small. It is fostered in many small ways including by paying attention to our emotional and body responses, to develop a kind of nervous system literacy. Learn about resiliency and its interpersonal impact on your family and ways to increase your resilience.
January 8, 2019
Volcano’s to Earthquakes: Weathering Anger In Your Family
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.