Parenting & Family Relationships

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The Strong Couples Program

Free Relationship Help For Couples in All Life Stages

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard. And when you need help, finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program can help.

This program is for couples together six months or longer in all life stages. This educational program is NOT counseling. The program teaches couples to use tools that improve their relationship.

The Strong Couples Program is:

  • Six self-paced online modules. Topics include communication, commitment, problem-solving, and fun and friendship.
  • Five brief video calls with a trained coach.

The Strong Couples Program is free!

For more information or to register:

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Online Parenting & Family Relationships Classes

Join a free online parenting class every Thursday at 7 PM. Connect with other parents. Get practical, positive parenting ideas. Help children grow.

Resilient Co-Parenting is the first Thursday of every month and is for parents or caregivers raising children together while living apart.
March 7: Help Children with Strong Emotions
April 4: Co-Parenting Teens
May 2: Parenting from a Distance

2024 Raising Wisconsin’s Children online parenting classes for any parent or caregiver. Classes are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00pm via Zoom:
February 15: Speaking Your Child’s Love Language
March 21: Playful Parenting
April 18: Teens, Screens, & Social Media
May 16: Learning Life Skills Through Household Chores
Register here!
Print or share the flyer with class details.

Parents Forever for parents in the process of divorce, already divorced, never married but separating, or with custody changes. This course is low-cost.
April 12
April 17
May 13
May 21

Raising a Thinking Child is a 6-week workshop series that will help you guide children to solve common, everyday problems with decision-making and communication skills.
Tuesdays, February 27 – April 2

Focus on Fathers connects you with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills.
March 12: Sports Star, Rock Star, Superstar
April 9: Standing Up for Yourself

Fit and Healthy Kids is a team of early childcare experts from across the United States who offer online training opportunities early childhood teachers. Each training incorporates some aspect of Early Learning Guidelines: Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards.
March 4: The Developmental Stages of Self-Control in Infants and Toddlers
April 1: Emotion Coaching – Helping Children Manage Strong Feelings

For more information or to register:

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research.  Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior, and prevent problems from developing.  Triple P is used in more 30 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups, and in many different kinds of family structures.

Parents participating in the Triple P seminar receive specific developmental and child development advice to optimize their child’s development.  Each seminar or discussion group can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of an integrated series.

Examples of seminars and discussion groups:

  • The Power of Positive Parenting
  • Raising Confident, Competent Children
  • Dealing with Disobedience
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
  • Managing Fighting and Aggression

For more information:

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) logo

Triple P seminars and discussion groups are offered in many counties across Wisconsin (visit the events calendar at the bottom of this page to see when Triple P is being offered across the state).  In many cases, classes are offered virtually and can accommodate parents outside of the county offering the program.  For local available classes or more information, contact the Extension Winnebago County office at (920) 232-1973.

Spring 2023 Triple P Schedule

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Many grandparents or relatives who are raising their grandchildren are turning to each other to find the comfort and help they need.

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Network of Winnebago County focuses on the roles grandparents/relatives play and provides an opportunity to meet others who share similar experiences, knowledge, strengths, and hopes. The support group provides a place to belong and a network of support.

2024 Brochure & Schedule


Family Relationships Matter!

The Division of Extension is your source of well-researched, quality information about families and relationships. Visit our state-wide Parenting & Family Relationships website for a variety of topics:

Parenting…Behind the Behavior

To support your role in your child’s lives, Parenting… Behind the Behavior has been designed for parents and caregivers to gather short pieces of parenting information via FaceBook. Parenting… Behind the Behavior (PBTB) is a Facebook video series produced by a team of Division of Extension Human Development & Relationships Institute colleagues on the Digital Parenting workgroup. PBTB shares short, practical, research-based tips on topics related to family engagement and child development.

Short, research-based, positive parenting videos from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Human Development & Relationships Institute.

Home Alone

Is your child ready for self-care? As children grow more independent, parents begin to consider the possibility of having them stay home alone rather than being cared for by others. This can be a rewarding experience for children and parents, but only if the children are ready and prepared.

Extension offers an online program that educates parents and their children on readiness for self-care, home alone plans, safety, and alleviating fear and boredom when children are home alone. Parents and children should complete this entire program together.

For more information:

To register and begin the lesson plan: