Strong Families Program
Living Apart, Parenting Together
Keeping It About the Kids is a co-parenting education class for paternity identified parents with minor children. Both co-parenting classes are collaboratively taught by Fond du Lac County Family Court and UW-Extension Fond du Lac Family Living Education. Both programs help parents learn to keep children from witnessing parental conflict, avoid putting children in the middle, utilize emotionally neutral communication and support the role of the other parent in the child’s life. Parents also learn the benefits of having a parenting plan in place.
Home Alone Program
School is out (or almost) for the summer! The Home Alone program will help parents and children determine if they are ready to stay home alone.
Parents and children should watch the Home Alone videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss plans to stay safe.
Are you caring for an adult family member, friend or neighbor? Caregivers need support too. Check out these links for more information and resources in Fond du Lac County to assist with caregiving:
What is Parenthetical?– Parenthetical is a little different than other sites you might visit. We designed it as a blog, website and social network for parents of tweens and teens. What YOU contribute to the site through questions, comments and advice is the most important part of Parenthetical. Our goal is to make Parenthetical a place where you regularly share your parenting thoughts and questions, connect with other parents who are experiencing similar issues, and receive trustworthy information on parenting and teen development.
Just in Time
Just in Time newsletters -For Parents with children 0-5- A series of parenting newsletters, that are age paced to the specific age of your child – Information on child development/social/emotion and physical development plus parenting tips from your university – Quick and easy to read for busy, on-the-go parents. Register for free e-mail delivery at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Extension Fond du Lac County at (920)929-3170.
Common Ties newsletter – This five-part newsletter provides information for families parenting apart. You will find helpful articles about communication, finances, working together, and starting over, plus much more.
You can download these issues here:
A calming jar can help children learn how to control their emotions and learn how to self-regulate. Do this activity with your child and allow them to decide the colors and add the ingredients.
Other Family Resources
The Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County, Inc. is dedicated to the healthy development of children and families through a variety of pregnancy and parenting programs.
SPROUT– The goal of Supporting Positive Relationships so Our children Under 6 can Thrive (SPROUT) is for all Fond du Lac County children to be healthy, nurtured, safe and successful from birth to school entry
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Fond du Lac County assists older adults, people with disabilities and families/caregivers in finding services and resources to keep them living well and independently.
Topics of Interest
Children’s Books on Divorce and Separation- Available at the Fond du Lac Public Library
Children’s Books on Divorce and Separation– University of Minnesota Extension
Co-Parenting Resource List (Books, Movies, Websites)– Outagamie Co. UW-Extension
If you have any questions regarding Parenting in Fond du Lac County, please contact:
Michelle Tidemann | Human Development & Relationship Extension Educator
Fond du Lac County – UW-Madison Extension
Room AE227 | 400 University Ave | Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-929-3171 | Wisconsin Relay: 711