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200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Raising Healthy Eaters 

Wednesdays, September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5; 1–2:30 p.m.
Walworth County Government Center, Room 220, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn


      • Are you concerned about what your child eats or doesn’t eat?
      • Do you want fresh ideas for making quick and easy meals?
      • Would you like help dealing with a child who is a choosy eater?

If you answered yes, please plan to attend Raising Healthy Eaters. Raising Healthy Eaters classes are hands-on activities and discussions intended for parents of 2-5-year-olds. Children (age 2-5) will participate in fun, nutrition activities at the same time! Children under age two may stay with parents during classes. For more information, take a look at the Raising Healthy Eaters flyer. To enroll, complete the form on the Raising Healthy Eaters flyer and mail to the UW-Extension office or call 262-741-4962. Send your registration soon as space is limited to 12 families! Remember, this program is for both children and their caregivers. Caregivers/parents must attend in order for a child to participate. Sorry, no exceptions can be made.

Raising a Thinking Child

St. Francis de Sales Parish Church

Raising a Thinking Child Brochure – St Francis 
Raising a Thinking Child Brochure Spanish St. Francis Parish

Mondays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, & 24; 9-10:30 a.m.
St. Francis de Sales Parish Church, Jonah Room, 148 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, WI
Cost: $25 per family

Central-Denison Elementary School

Raising a Thinking Child Brochure – Central Denison
Raising a Thinking Child Brochure Spanish Central Denison School

Thursdays, October 2-November 20; 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Central-Denison Elementary School, 900 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva, WI
Cost: $10/district family, $25/out-of-district family

If you are a parent of a 4-7 year-old and your child has experienced temper tantrums, difficulty making or keeping friends, impatience or interrupting, and/or not listening, then the Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems by communicating with your child. Participants will learn to give their children skills to solve their own problems and think about the consequences through fun games. They will also learn how to help kids care about and understand their own and others’ feelings

This program is facilitated by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator. It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you help your child learn how to think, not what to think. Through 8 weekly classes, along with interactive, fun activities for you and your child to do at home, you will learn ways to help your child think in new problem-solving ways.

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