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Free Parenting Workshops

PowerParenting is now online!

Tuesday, January 12th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Soothing Sibling Rivalry: Fairness and Needs

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs we will ever do and the difficulty doubles with each child you add! Children gain knowledge and empathy by having a sibling in their life. However, that learning can be painful, especially for parents who have to listen to the squabbles. We’ll uncover some of the real issues between siblings and discuss strategies and successes.

Pre-registration required. Email lindas@fscss.org for the link to join the class.

Tuesday, February 9th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Parenting in the time of COVID-19, distance learning and how sensory processing strategies can help.

Kids climbing the wall? At the end of your rope? Some children’s behaviors may arise from sensory processing challenges that can be addressed with practical tips and tricks. The senses are more complex than the five you know, learn about the brain’s role in processing the world and leave this class ready to put into action what you’ve learned with new ways to make changes for your entire family function to more
smoothly and help you get through this challenging time. 

Pre-registration required. Email lindas@fscss.org for the link to join the class.

Tuesday, March 9th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lying, Cheating, Honesty and Trust

Why do children lie? Is lying ever developmental appropriate? How can I insure honesty in my family? Come explore the issues around lying and being lied to and setting a culture of trust in your family.

Pre-registration required. Email lindas@fscss.org for the link to join the class.

Tuesday, April 13th, 6-7:30 p.m.
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.

Pre-registration required. Email lindas@fscss.org for the link to join the class.

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.