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Free Parenting Workshops

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.) 

Register below or call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103. 

Online registration ends at 4 p.m. the day before the class. Please call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 to check availability for same day registration.

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!

December 10
Temper Tantrums or Tempering Tantrums: How to Maintain Your Cool When Your Child has Lost Theirs: Is this an overwhelmed meltdown or is my child trying to manipulate me? Explore what causes tantrums and how avoid or temper their impact. And learn how your responses can help the whole family weather the storm.

Online registration is now closed for this class. Limited spaces are available, please call our reservationist at: (360) 956-0818 ext. 103

January 14, 2020
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 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Find solutions to night time difficulties with the demands of working, childcare, school, meals etc.

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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.