Community Education Classes & Groups

Our instructors teach Waukesha County parents effective ways to build a positive relationship with their children. Topics include, but are not limited to, child development, discipline, defiance, communication, stress, and anger management.

To register for a class/group online, click the “Register Now” button under the class/group you are interested in. You will need to fill out a quick registration form and submit it. For some classes/groups, there may be a class fee, fees vary by class/group. Any questions, please call (262) 549-5575.

Parents Place Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Classes at Parents Place

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Parenting Through Recovery

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love & logic®

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parenting children with special challenges

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Teen cuisine

(Parent and Child Class) - An eight day series that helps teens become more self-sufficient in the kitchen. Participants will learn about choosing and preparing healthful foods. Teens will also discuss and participate in topics regarding physical activities.

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Big emotions - meltdowns and tantrums

Learn new strategies and techniques in dealing with these everyday struggles. Gain an understanding of how you can influence your child’s emotional development. Come join us for this informative workshop.

Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm

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adult anger

Explore common causes of anger, learn how to manage your emotions, and find techniques that will help you control your actions before they hurt someone or yourself.

Wednesdays, October 17 & 24 from 5:30-7:00 pm

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building resilient children

(Parent and Child Class) - Parents will learn how to help children build resilience and self-worth and better understand the skills needed to manage difficult social situations. At the same time, children will work with a facilitator and other children to learn how to be assertive and confident as they navigate relationships at school, home, and in the community.

Thursdays, October 18 from 5:30-7:00 pm

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Learn to recognize warning signs of anxiety and depression in yourself, build a plan for working through those warning signs, and get ideas for preventing some of those symptoms from showing up again. 

Thursday, October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm 

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kids managing anger

(Parent and Child Class) - Parents learn to deal with their children’s anger and frustrations while children learn the tools to curb their anger as well. Parents will meet with a facilitator while the children are in their sessions.

Mondays, November 5, 12, 19 from 5:30-7:00 pm

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Divorce or the end of a relationship is not the end of a relationship with your child or with your child's other parent. A negative relationship with your co-parent can cause your child to feel emotional and psychological distress. In this group, we work to redefine the relationship with your co-parent for the sake of the children involved.

Mondays, November 26, December 3, 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm

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raising confident, competent children

Children are more likely to be confident, succeed at school, and get on well with others when they develop certain life skills. These life skills include being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having a healthy self-esteem, being a good problem solver, and becoming independent and able to do things themselves.

Tuesday, December 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm


Upcoming Programs at the Waukesha Public Library

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Monday, October 8
9:30-11:00 am

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Monday, November 12
9:30-11:00 am

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Monday, December 10
9:30-11:00 am

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at the Waukesha Public Library - Climb the block to successful learning as you experience music and movement, early literacy, and building blocks as educational tools. Come join us for door prizes, food, and fun!

Saturday, September 29 from 9:30-11:30 am


Ongoing Support Groups

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Meets every 1st Thursday
6:00-7:00 pm


Ongoing Playgroups

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Nos reuniremos todos los Martes 9:30am a 11am

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Meets every Wednesday
9:30-11:00 am