Parenting and Family Relationships

UW-Extension offers resources to strengthen communities by providing:

  • Parent education and support – to help parents be their best in this challenging and rewarding role
  • Relationship education – to help individuals develop essential skills for strong interpersonal relationships, including communication, problem solving, self-control, self-care and stress management.
  • Aging Well – Teaches skills for later life including financial preparation, health & well being and engagement for our aging population and their caregivers.

  Strengthening Families and Systems

In this workshop, through activities and videos, information about trauma and its effects on the brains and bodies of children is shared with parents, caregivers, community members and child-serving professionals. This information helps adults build positive relationships with children.

  Positive Parenting Program – Triple P

Positive Parenting Program:  Workshops provide parents of children ages 0 – 12 and teens 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. Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home and walk away with more knowledge and confidence as a parent!

CLICK HERE FOR 0-12 and Teen Triple P Registration Fall 2022

Family Transitions:  For parents who are experiencing personal distress from separation or divorce, which is impacting on or complicating their parenting. 

A three session class will be held on Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th and Oct. 22nd. CLICK HERE for more information and to register by Sept. 16th.

 Helping Children Feel at Home in a Blended Family 

Making the transition to blended family life work for a child.


  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

This series is tailored specifically for grandparents raising young children (birth to age 8). The focus is on family relationships and child development rather than legal or financial issues. Topics include understanding children’s behaviors, the importance of close relationships and open communication, and maintaining contact with parents.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren was developed by specialists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension with feedback from grandparents and experts in the field. Beautiful color drawings by young artists help bring the series to life.


  Just In Time Parenting Newsletter

Finding reliable parenting information and advice on the web can be overwhelming! How do you know what you can trust — especially when you are busy and there’s just so little time?

Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are designed so that information that’s relevant to your family is automatically delivered to you just in time!

Each issue includes:

  • Easy to use guides on how your child is developing
  • Tips on raising a healthy, happy child
  • Tools for solving common parenting problems
  • Strategies for coping with the challenges of raising children

Sign up to receive monthly just in time updates at


  Raising WI Children on Instagram

UW-Madison Extension’s Family Engagement & Relationships department started an Instagram account called @raisingwichildren as a way to connect more caregivers and families with Extension and with our child development and parenting resources. Visit the page for great parent tips!

Parent Further Website this website for families from the Search Institute offers resources on discipline, relationships, media and more.

  Home Alone

This webpage is for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone.  Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss your plans to stay safe.

To schedule an appointment, arrange a workshop/training or ask a question contact:

Tracy Henegar
UW-Madison Extension Douglas County
Human Development & Relationships Educator
1313 Belknap St Room 107
Superior, WI 54880
711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)

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