Parent and Family Education



Parents Forever: The Impact of Family Transition on Children Program

The Parents Forever Co-Parenting education program will assist you in understanding and responding to the needs of your children before, during and after family transition.  Guidelines on cooperative parenting and keeping children “out of the middle” will be presented.  The program will provide tools for successful co-parenting of your child(ren).

The class consists of one (3 hour) session offered on consecutive weeks every month of the year.  The cost of the program is $20/per parent (cash, check or money order), payable before the first session.  You will not be registered for the program until the fee has been paid. You will receive an email confirmation that you are registered for the classes.  If you do not have an email, you will receive a phone call to the number(s) you provided on your enrollment form. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants per month.  You will have to pick another month if enrollment is full.  Be sure you plan ahead so you are able to enroll in the month that you want.

The program is conducted in Room #300 at the Manitowoc County Office Complex at 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935.

The class will cover the following topics:

  • Parents will understand the experience of family transition and how it effects children
  • Parents will understand loss, grief and how it impacts children
  • Parents will learn how family transition affects children according to age and developmental stage
  • Parents will learn strategies to parent your children during family transitions
  • Parents will learn strategies for effective co-parenting
  • Parents will learn the basics of custody and placement
  • Parents will understand how parenting style affects the parent child relationship
  • Parents will develop strategies for co-parenting
  • Parents will understand the value of a parenting plan for co-parenting

Within seven (7) days of the order, you must register with the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office at 4319 Expo Drive, P.O. Box 935, Manitowoc, WI, 54221-0935, (920) 683-4169.  The classes are not therapeutic but educational.  You will be required to complete this program before a final judgment can be entered.  Parents have the option of registering for the same or different months of the program.  Any questions regarding registration or attendance issues can be handled by contacting (920) 683-4169.

Co-Parenting Flyer

Co-Parenting Registration Form 2018

2018 – 2019 Class Schedule:

 2018 Dates  Day of the Week       Time       Location
November 14 Wednesday  12:30PM -3:30 PM  MCOC Room # 300
December 12 Wednesday  12:30PM – 3:30 PM  MCOC Room # 300
  2019 Dates  Day of the Week         Time       Location
  January 17
 Thursday  12:30PM – 3:30 PM  MCOC Room # 300
February 21  Thursday  12:30PM – 3:30 PM  MCOC Room # 300
March 21  Thursday  12:30PM – 3:30 PM  MCOC Room # 300
 April  17   Wednesday  12:30PM – 3:45PM  MCOC Room # 300
 May 15  Wednesday  12:30PM – 3:45PM  MCOC Room # 300


Local Parenting Resources For Parents

UW-Extension Parenting Newsletters  Access and print Parenting newsletters in both English and Spanish that are matched to your child’s age or listen to audio files while you work on other projects and learn useful parenting tips. Options are also available to search by specific topic for parenting information. Parents really do better when they read parenting newsletters!

Manitowoc – Two Rivers YMCA

Manitowoc Women’s Infants and Children (WIC)

Kiel Public Library

Manitowoc Public Library

Lester Public Library

Parenting Resources For Professionals

Better Kid Care On Demand Distance Education  Professional development online anytime you are ready to learn!

Children’s Defense Fund  No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Resource Network

Consumer Products Safety Commission

Future of Children  Research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.

Kids Count Data  Providing state legislators, public officials and child advocates with the reliable data, policy recommendations and tools needed to advance sound policies that benefit children and families.

Online Colleges  Online learning is at an all-time high with today’s busy college students. Most colleges offer online courses so you can earn your degree on your schedule.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services



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