Pattie Carroll | Extension Dodge County Human Development & Relationships Educator





The Parent Connect | Spring 2021

The Parent Connect is a FREE weekly opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk with each other. 

The Parent Connect is a free, weekly opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk with each other, offered Thursday evenings April 8-May 13th at 6:30 pm. According to Human Development and Relations Educator, Pattie Carroll, the discussions will center on, “how to build skills in our children to understand their emotions, to make and keep friends, and to make fair and safe choices. These skills help children to positively participate in their family and community, help ensure school success, and help them develop a more positive sense of self.”

Each Parent Connect is facilitated by an Extension Educator and lasts one hour. Participants can join via phone or video-chat. Topics, such as, Making Choices, Take a Deep Breath, and Helping Children Identify their Strengths, are first introduced by the Extension Educator with examples of why this is important and how parents can build this skill. The second half of the hour allows for discussion and response among participants, to make The Parent Connect relevant to the needs and situations of each group.

Spring 2021 Schedule

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 8 |  Evaluating Choices

April 15 | Humankind. Be Both

April 22 | Take A Deep Breath

April 29 | Solving Problems

May 6 | What Am I Good At

May 13 | I Make A Difference

Registration required. Parent Connect Flyer HERE. 


Positive Parenting Program | Triple P

Pattie Carroll, Human Development and Relationships educator with UW Madison Division of Extension in Dodge County and colleagues from around the state are offering free virtual parenting program.

Let’s face it, parenting does not come with an instruction manual. Positive Parenting Program seminars will provide parents of children ages 0-12 years with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

Parents participating in the Triple P seminar receive specific developmental and child development advice to optimize their child’s development. Each seminar can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of an integrated series.

Seminar 1: The Power of Positive Parenting Friday – March 12 12:00-1:00

This seminar introduces the five core principles of positive parenting.

Seminar 2: Raising Confident, Competent Children – Friday March 19, 12:00-1:00

This seminar builds on the foundation seminar and shows parents how to teach children important values and skills.

Seminar 3: Raising Resilient Children – Friday March 26, 12:00-1:00

This seminar focuses on helping children learn emotional-regulation skills and shows parents how to teach their children about feelings.

Discussion Group: Dealing with Disobedience – Friday, April 16, 12:00- 1:00

Discussion Group: Bedtime Routines – Friday, April 23, 12:00-1:00

Discussion Group: Managing Fighting and Aggression – Friday, April 30, 12:00-1:00


Offered FREE via Zoom for residents of Crawford, Dodge, Sauk, Richland, and Winnebago Counties and across the state.  Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home and walk away with more knowledge and confidence as a parent! Attend one, two, or all three of the seminars at no cost to you.  Contact (920-386-3790 for questions.





Pattie’s Parenting Tips is a new social media/web outreach for the families of Dodge County.  Look for regular posts from UW Madison Division of Extension-Dodge County Human Development & Relationships Educator, Pattie Carroll.




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