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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 ext. 103.


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!  
                  
May 14
From Clingy to Adventurous: How to foster Independence. Our children are dependent on us for so much: basic physical needs, emotional needs, learning, safety. At times it can feel like it will never end. How can we provide for what they need and be assured that they will grow up and become independent?  Come explore how independence and dependence are not an either or question but are situationally specific questions.      

June 11
Soothing Sibling Rivalry: Fairness & 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.                                                                                     

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.