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Tele-Parenting

Something new from Hess Memorial Hospital and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Parenting education and support offered in the convenience of your own home.

The Tele-Parenting program uses distance education technology to provide parents with easy to learn skills in order to create respectful and responsible children. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand control battles and their impact.
  2. Strategies to neutralize childhood arguing.
  3. How to set behavioral limits with your child without having to angry or repeating yourself and giving warnings.
  4. Helping children to own and solve problems they have created.
  5. Help your child become a better decision-maker
  6. Avoid being embarrassed by your child's actions in public
  7. Strategies to build strong, emotional happy children
  8. Help parents to feel more confident about parenting

The Tele-Parenting Education Program is not designed to provide mental health therapy. It is strictly limited to providing parent education, consultation, and support. Parents will practice these parenting strategies while receiving suggestions and support from the instructor and other parents participating in the program.

The program will last six weeks. Classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST.    Parents at the conclusion of the program will be allowed to re-enroll if they so choose. 

Program Fees:
Six weeks of help for $279.

  1. To participate in the program you will need  the following items: 
    1. Computer with high speed internet (DSL, cable, satellite or phone card)
    2. Web cam ($35-$65.00)
    3. Down load Skype (Available for free at Skype.com)
    4. Love and Logic parenting materials (included in fees)
  2. Participate in the 90 minute weekly training and consultation sessions held in your home via WebEx.  We ask all parents to participate in discussions by providing helpful but yet respectful feedback and recommendations.
  3. Complete homework assignments that will be given to you at the conclusion of each class.  This will include reading assignments designed to support you and your parenting efforts.
  4. Parents may participate in individualized coaching and consultations through Skype once a week for a period of 45 minutes through prior scheduling with the Administrative Assistant at Hess Memorial Hospital at ex. 4720.

Refund Policy:
The total cost of the program is $279.00.  Refunds will be provided at the following rate:
$200.00 after initial has been completed before starting the parenting series
$100.00  after three weeks have been completed.

Information about the instructor:
For over 30 years Paul Gasser has worked as a therapist and educator in both the United States and Russia.  His lighthearted and practical approach to working with children helps parents and educators feel more in control.  Paul is the father of four children, a Marriage and Family Therapist at Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston, and currently teaches a variety of courses at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the Continuing Education Department on the topic of children and behavioral issues. 

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