Parenting and Relationship Education

UW Extension offers resources to support parents raising healthy kids

Parenting and Relationship Education Classes for individuals or groups including evidence-based programs shown to improve family relationships and reduce problem behaviors among youth.

 Parenting Wisely Logo Active Parenting and Parenting Wisely  Parenting Skills for Today’s Families. These evidence-based program can be scheduled for individuals or groups. They use videos showing common family challenges to demonstrate effective parenting techniques. Modules are available for parents of kids ages infant-18.
 Relationships Matter logo Relationships Matter: Within My Reach  Within my Reach is a relationship awareness and communication skills program for adults.  Participants can be single or in a relationship.  Through discussion and fun activities students learn how communication, values, expectations and goals can make or break relationship success.  Relationships really matter!  The quality of our relationships impacts our parenting, work, school, community and life satisfaction.  Explore ways to find and support smart, successful relationships.
Boy giving the "thumbs up" sign. Raising a Thinking Child is a program that helps parents of 4-7 year olds teach their children valuable conflict resolution and problem solving skills.  These skills can help reduce problems that are common in families with young children like tantrums, conflicts with siblings, friends, or classmates, and impulsive behavior.  Through a series of fun activities they can do at home, parents teach kids to understand the feelings of others, ask for what they want or need, think about outcomes of their actions, and manage everyday conflicts.  These skills not only help reduce yelling and nagging at home, but also protect kids from problems later on.
 Children in the Middle logo Successful Co-Parenting –  Offered monthly in Ashland and Bayfield Counties for divorcing parents and others involved in co-parenting situations.  Explores healthy strategies for parenting between two households and keeping kids out of the middle of parent conflicts.
 Building Strong Families logo Building Strong Families A family resilience program that focuses on traits research has shown to be important to strong, healthy families. Participants identify existing family strengths and explore practical ways to enhance communication, respect, connectedness, adaptability and other resilience-building traits.
 Strengthening Families Logo Strengthening Families, 10-14  In partnership with cooperating agencies, UW-Extension is available to co-facilitate this evidence-based program designed to prevent teen behavior problems, boost parenting skills and enhance family strengths.
  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a 10-part newsletter series for grandparents raising young children (birth to age 8). The focus is on family relationships and child development rather than legal or financial issues. Topics include: understanding child behavior, the importance of close relationships and open communication, and maintaining contact with parents.

 

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Parenting Newsletters  offering research-based information for parents of infants, young children, preschoolers and grandparents raising grandchildren

UW Extension Parenting Website  research-based guidance for parents of infants to teens

Parent Further Website   this website for families from the Search Institute offers resources on discipline, relationships, media and more.

 

To schedule an appointment, arrange a workshop or ask a question contact:
Liz Lexau
Family Living Educator
UWEX Bayfield County
Courthouse, PO Box 218
Washburn, WI  54891
715- 373-6104, ext. 252
liz.lexau@ces.uwex.edu
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