Parent Cafe: Now enrolling for July!
Share ideas * Make new friends * Discuss your family’s hopes and dreams
Join us on Mondays, July 10, 17. and 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Angels Island Park in Milltown.
Free snacks and childcare is provided at all Parent Cafe groups. Please call 715-684-4440 to register by July 3.
Over the course of 3 afternoon sessions, parents will discuss 3 separate themes:
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Building Strong Relationships With Your Child
- Help! My Kids Won’t Listen To Me: Striking balance between screen time & scream time
These themes incorporate the Protective Factors and provide a framework for parents to relate them to their own lives. Parents gather in small groups at individual tables to explore questions and have a discussion, which is facilitated by a Parent Host. Parent Cafés are unique in that every parent’s voice is heard. These Parent Cafés are an avenue for parents to come together to talk, to listen, and to support others with stressors, worries and challenges that many have struggled with alone. The Parent Cafés support parents in building friendships and a strong network of families who help each other stay strong!
The Five Protective Factors include:
- Be strong and flexible
- Parents need friends
- Being a great parent is part natural and part learned
- We all need help sometimes
- Parents need to help their children communicate
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley – Kristine Brede, Parent Educator
Community Referral Agency – Ashley Dusek, Children’s Advocate