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Free Parenting Workshops

PowerParenting is now online!

Tuesday, October 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Neuro-typical, Neuro-diverse: Understanding Along the Spectrums, Autism, ADD, ADHD, Sensory Challenged

Genes are what we gift our children with but as parents, we can help children work with those genes and have a great effect on their ability to navigate the world. Learn about the role of development in these spectrums and the things you can do to make a difference.

Tuesday, November 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
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.

Tuesday, December 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
No More Yelling

Nobody wants to be the screaming parent yet most of us end up there at one time or another. Come join us to learn how to put more knots into your rope so you’re not hanging on by a thread. We’ll teach alternatives to yelling and help you explore ways to be the effective parent you want to be.

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

PowerParenting is a free parenting class on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., currently on zoom. Email lindas@fscss.org 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 powerparenting
Linda Sisson
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
Karen Kirsch PowerParenting
Karen 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.

In partnership with the Family Support Center.