Parent Education and Support Workshops
Meets the 2nd Monday AND 4th Friday of the month (September 10 – December 10). Please note: play group will NOT meet on November 23. 9:30 – 10:30 am
An open and interactive group for parents and their children age 0-4, using books and activity stations centered around themes. Come and play with your child while interacting with other parents in our safe and fun playroom! Enjoy different toys, gain ideas to try at home, make new friends or bring friends to share in the fun! Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot! Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.
Let’s Play to Learn
- Monday, September 24, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Music and Movement
- Tuesday, October 16, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Count on Fun: Numbers & Counting
- Thursday, November 29, 9:00 – 10:00 – Big Muscles! Large Motor Activities
Learn ways to stimulate your 2 – 4 year old’s learning and creativity through these play-based parent and child workshops. These workshops fill quickly! Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A good night’s sleep…sound like a dream? This class will provide information to promote good sleep habits for babies and offer guidance and solutions for toddlers with sleep issues. Laugh while you learn. This class is facilitated by experienced parent and pediatrician, Dr. Dan Hagerman, Cedar Mills Medical Group.
Anxiety Management and Self-Regulation
Elementary School Age (through 5th grade): Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Middle – High School Age (6th-12th grade): Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
What’s the difference between ‘normal’ situational anxiety and something more? How can we support someone who is struggling with anxiety? This workshop will discuss types of anxiety, how to recognize symptoms, and how anxiety can affect a child in day-to-day life. Learn strategies to ease challenging situations. Facilitated by Dr. David Eichenhofer, Ph.D., Eichenhofer Psychological Services and Allie Eichenhofer, MSW, APSW.
Raising Your Spirited Child
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change or generally more spirited than most. Learn ways to work with our child’s spirit and temperament, including positive parenting and discipline techniques. Techniques and teachings based on Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Facilitated by Kathy Bergmann, Parent Educator.
Every other Tuesday (October 23, November 6, 20, December 4, 18, January 8, 22, February 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2), 6:30 – 7:30 pm
For children and adolescents (K-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as divorce or death. The 12-week program seeks to provide a rainbow after the storm in a child’s life. Its goals are to help participants understand and express their feelings, to build a stronger sense of self-esteem and to direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Facilitated by Abigail Ribecky, Rainbows Coordinator. Click here for more info.
Communication Gap: Language vs. Behavior
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Trying to communicate with a child can frustrate both adult and child. It can be difficult to tell whether the child’s behavior is a result of language frustration or something else. The goal of this class is to provide parents with a better understanding of how early language development can affect behavior. A certified speech-language pathologist will share her knowledge and expertise, including milestones in early communication. Facilitated by Ginny Jagla, MS, CCC-SLP.
Lost in Cyberspace: Effective Parenting in a Digital World
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
How can we, as parents, possibly keep up with the ever-changing world of technology and keep our children safe? Can we have control over their devices? What is Snapchat and how does it work? Facilitated by Ruba Al’Saman, Prevention Education Coordinator.
Co-Parenting After Divorce
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Parenting is an important role that changes after divorce. How do you navigate the new challenges of co-parenting with similar or differing perspectives? How do you communicate, collaborate, or resolve conflict, while keeping what is best for the kids in mind? Learn strategies to successfully approach old and new challenges, such as structure, boundaries, schedules, and new relationships/re-marriage. Facilitated by Nanci Schiman, MSW, APSW.
Respect & Resiliency
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
R & R is a class to help parents understand the intricate dynamics of school age kids’ peer relationships, while developing healthy friendships. This class is designed to aid parents in promoting positive ways to discuss, support and understand concerns about peer relationships. Facilitated by Melissa Wellenstein, BSW, MS, LPC.