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PowerParenting

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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!  

July 9

Lying, Cheating, Honesty & Trust: Why do children lie? Is lying ever developmentally appropriate? How can I ensure honesty in my family? Come explore the issues around lying and being lied to and set a culture of trust in your family. 

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August 13

Power Struggles: We all have them with our children, even when we work hard to avoid them. Join the conversation about when power struggles show up at your house - strategies to avoid some of them and coping with the inevitable ones. 

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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.