Strong Families

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Strong Families Program

Living Apart, Parenting Together 

shutterstock-heart-divorceLiving Apart Parenting Together is a co-parenting education class for divorcing or separating parents with minor children.

2017 Fond du Lac County Family Living Program Impact Report


Family conflictKeeping it About The Kids

Keeping It About the Kids is a co-parenting education class for paternity identified parents with minor children.  Both co-parenting classes are collaboratively taught by Fond du Lac  County Family Court and UW-Extension Fond du Lac Family Living Education.  Both programs help parents learn to keep children from witnessing parental conflict, avoid putting children in the middle, utilize emotionally neutral communication and support the role of the other parent in the child’s life.  Parents also learn the benefits of having a parenting plan in place.


parentheticalWhat is Parenthetical?– Parenthetical is a little different than other sites you might visit.  We designed it as a blog, website and social network for parents of tweens and teens.  What YOU contribute to the site through questions, comments and advice is the most important part of Parenthetical.  Our goal is to make Parenthetical a place where you regularly share your parenting thoughts and questions, connect with other parents who are experiencing similar issues, and receive trustworthy information on parenting and teen development.

Just in Time

parentingJust in Time newsletters -For Parents with children 0-5- A series of parenting newsletters, that are age paced to the specific age of your child – Information on child development/social/emotion and physical development plus parenting tips from your university – Quick and easy to read for busy, on-the-go parents.  Register for free e-mail delivery at: or contact UW-Extension Fond du Lac County at (920)929-3173.

Common Ties

hands playing a youthful gameCommon Ties newsletter – This five-part newsletter provides infromation for families parenting apart. You will find helpful articles about communication, finances, working together, and starting over, plus much more.


You can download these issues here:

Positive Communication

Rebuilding Your Finances

Healthy Co-Parenting

Positive Conflict Management

Starting Over

Other Family Resources

Other Family Resources

family-resource-centerThe Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County, Inc. is dedicated to the healthy development of children and families through a variety of pregnancy and parenting programs.


srpoutSPROUT– The goal of Supporting Positive Relationships so Our children Under 6 can Thrive (SPROUT) is for all Fond du Lac County children to be healthy, nurtured, safe and successful from birth to school entry



Topics of Interest

Parenting and Family Relationships

For Parents and Youth Age 10-14

For Elementary Age Children

Resources for Healthy Relationships

Children’s Books on Divorce and Separation- Available at the Fond du Lac Public Library

Children’s Books on Divorce and Separation  University of Minnesota Extension

Co-Parenting Resource List from the Fond du Lac County Courts

Co-Parenting Resource List (Books, Movies, Websites)–  Outagamie Co. UW-Extension

Useful Resources for Divorce and Other Family Transitions


If you have any questions regarding Parenting in Fond du Lac County, please contact:

Michelle Tidemann | Family Living Educator

Fond du Lac County – UW Extension
Room 227/Extension Bld, 400 University Ave | Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-929-3179 | Wisconsin Relay: 711
Fax: 920-929-3181


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