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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.) 

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!
             

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
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.
                       

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 x162 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.