Reading to Connect with Your Child

What are the benefits of reading with your child? Watch this video about the benefits of reading out loud with our children.  Reading strengthens brain development, language and literacy skills. It fosters a love of reading and increases your child’s knowledge (and yours too).  Reading together is a wonderful opportunity to nurture and strengthen your […]

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Calling all Dads and Father Figures

Join us for a special FREE online fatherhood program called Focus on Fathers.  You will connect with other fathers as well! Explore parenting tips and learn ways to strengthen your relationship with your child. Topics include: February 10- Is That a Good Choice? February 17- Keep Calm and Carry On February 24- Feeling all my Feelings […]

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Virtual Child Support and Family Court Event

Caseworkers, clinicians, counselors, and other professionals who work with families are invited to attend the Child Support and Family Court FAQ.  UW-Madison, Division of Extension has convened a panel of experts to clarify child support and paternity processes in Racine County. The virtual program will be held via Zoom on: Wednesday, March 2, 9:00-11:00 AM […]

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Are you raising Wisconsin’s Children?

Whether you are a dad, mom, grandparent, foster parent, child caregiver, or educator you are invited to the University of Wisconsin- Madison Extension Human Development and Relationships Institute’s first online parenting conference. Register now for the FREE, virtual Raising Wisconsin’s Children conference: https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/raising-wi-children-conference/ Questions?  Contact Pam Wedig-Kirsch at pam.wedig-kirsch@wisc.edu

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Free Programs for Parents and Caregivers – Winter-Spring 2022

Our winter-spring schedule of programs for parents is now available.  All programs will be remote, using Zoom. Positive Solutions for Families (6 sessions).  This is a comprehensive program providing many strategies parents can use to help their children learn important social skills, understand what is expected of them, and manage their feelings.  Choose an afternoon […]

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Free, Fun, Virtual Conference for Parents

Whether you are a dad, mom, grandparent, foster parent, child caregiver, or educator you are invited to the University of Wisconsin- Madison Extension Human Development and Relationships Institute’s first online parenting conference. Register now for the FREE, virtual Raising Wisconsin’s Children conference: https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/raising-wi-children-conference/

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November – December workshops – Encouraging Financial Conversations

Extension will be offering a workshop series on “Encouraging Financial Conversations.” This program is open to helping professionals in Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties. Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers, and other frontline staff to help empower clients to achieve their financial goals and manage their money. Participants will […]

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Emotion Coaching Script

You’ve learned a bit about emotion coaching and how it benefits your child.  You’d like to give it a try.  Here’s a guide to help you get started. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.

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Juntos Program begins on October 19 (New start date!)

Families of Middle School Students are invited to participate in the Juntos Program. Juntos, which means together in Spanish, is a program to help Latinx students achieve academic success. Who? Parents and their middle school and early high school youth (6th- 9th grades) What? Participate in a 5-week workshop series focused on student academic success, […]

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Helping Children Talk About Feelings

Helping children label their feelings is the first step in developing the skills of understand their feelings and learning how to express their feelings in positive and healthy ways.  When children are able to identify their feelings, calming themselves is easier. See @raisingwichildren for more parenting tips.  

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