Positive Parenting

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You love your kids.
So why's it sometimes so hard to love being a parent?

It's easy to feel like you should automatically know how to parent. Or that you should love every messy, stressful, exhausting second of raising a kid. But that's not reality. Your family's learning as you go, figuring out how to keep up, set rules and solve problems together. That's normal, but it isn't easy. Every day brings new challenges, and it can seem like you're always running low…on time, on sleep, on money or patience.

It's no wonder so many parents feel so overwhelmed. TalkReadPlay's FREE Positive Parenting offerings can help. Programs teach families how to spend less time battling misbehavior and more time building close relationships. You'll develop the positive parenting skills to manage stress and encourage healthy habits. And that can mean more good days for your family.

You have choices.

Positive Parenting offerings are for parents with children ages 0-12 years of age.

We don't tell anyone how to be a parent. Instead, we offer practical advice, backed by science and the successes seen by thousands of families. You'll find tips for a range of issues, from raising toddlers to learning how to cope with complex problems at home. With these offerings, you can find the right level of support, set your own priorities and goals, decide what works for your family, and tailor strategies you learn to meet your unique needs.

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Build a positive foundation. Get to know the core principles of positive parenting and learn practical ways to deal with everyday challenges.

  • Get insight into your child's behavior
  • Learn the positive parenting basics
  • Have the chance to ask questions
  • Gain some techniques to try at home

Upcoming 90-Minute Seminars

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Thursday, November 5, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Power of Positive Parenting

Hosted by Watertown Unified School District

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Thursday, November 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Raising Confident, Competent Children

Hosted by Watertown Unified School District

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Thursday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Raising Resilient Children

Hosted by Watertown Unified School District

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Thursday, November 5, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Power of Positive Parenting

Hosted by Lake Mills Area School District

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Thursday, November 12, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Raising Resilient Children

Hosted by Lake Mills Area School District

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Friday, December 11, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Raising Confident, Competent Children

Hosted by Lake Mills Area School District

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Wednesday, December 2, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

The Power of Positive Parenting

Hosted by Church Health Services

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Wednesday, December 9, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Raising Confident, Competent Children

Hosted by Church Health Services

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Wednesday, December 16, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Raising Resilient Children

Hosted by Church Health Services

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Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Power of Positive Parenting

Hosted by UW-Madison Extension Dodge County, Parent Resource Place & Beaver Dam Unified School District

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Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Raising Confident, Competent Children

Hosted by UW-Madison Extension Dodge County, Parent Resource Place & Beaver Dam Unified School District

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Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Raising Resilient Children

Hosted by UW-Madison Extension Dodge County, Parent Resource Place & Beaver Dam Unified School District

Talk out everyday problems. Bedtime whining? Biting? Public meltdowns? Talk honestly about the misbehavior upsetting your family life with a small group of parents like you.

  • Discuss common parenting challenges
  • Tackle specific issues and frustrations
  • Learn from other parents' successes
  • Connect with other local families

Upcoming Discussion Groups

Check back soon for Discussion Group dates!

The Jefferson County Human Services Department frequently offers a multi-week series of The Incredible Years classes that teach:

  • Ways to positively interact with your child that will encourage him/her to positively interact with other children and adults
  • Ways to encourage positive social, emotional and cognitive growth
  • How to build your child’s sense of worth and confidence
  • Ways to develop and encourage language
  • Tools to add to your current parenting toolbox to reduce aggressions, tantrums and meltdowns

If you are interested in participating in future multi-week series of parenting education classes, please contact Nichole Doornek at 920-723-8189 or NicholeD@jeffersoncountywi.gov.

Stressed out? Feel like you've tried everything? Sit down with a Positive Parenting provider for thoughtful advice on a specific problem.

  • Focus on your family's specific needs
  • Get suggestions for your situation
  • Create a practical action plan
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Request one-on-one advice.

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Program Providers

TalkReadPlay Positive Parenting offerings are brought to you for FREE by the following partners:

For more information about programs available, please contact Tarasa Lown.

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The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program offered by TalkReadPlay is supported in part by the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (Prevention Board). Twenty percent of the Prevention Board's funding is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant). Points of view expressed do not necessarily represent the official positions of the financial sponsors.