Raising a Thinking Child

Raising A Thinking Child (RTC) is an evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 7 years that was developed and researched by Dr. Myrna Shure.  RTC has demonstrated effectiveness in developing interpersonal cognitive problem-solving skills in young children, improving parenting skills and parent-child communication, and in decreasing both impulsive and inhibited behaviors in young children.

RTC has been listed as a model evidence-based program on the Strengthening America’s Families  and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  model program.

Raising a Thinking Child is targeted for

Caregivers of children 4-7 year-old

Educators and child care providers (12 hours of Registry credit available)

This evidence-based workshop series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems with decision making and communication skills using their thinking brain.  It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you help your child learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think, as they learn to resolve their own problems.

This 6 session series is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators. Educators can earn 12 continuing education hours via the Wisconsin Registry! Discover Raising a Thinking Child.

Participants will learn:

  • To give their children skills to solve their own problems
  • Fun games to help children learn these problem solving skills and consider consequences
  • How to help kids care about and understand their own and those of others

Classes will be held ONLINE- Using Zoom Meeting App.  You can join on your computer, tablet, or smart phone from the comfort of you home.

Class dates:

Tuesdays, February 27 – April 2 with TWO class times available: 9:00AM-10:15AM or 6:00PM-7:15PM

Registration deadline is February 14.

Register Here

February 2024 Flyer

This program is facilitated by Missy Bablick, Barron County Human Development & Family Relationship Educators with the UW-Extension. For questions or to register via phone, please call Missy at (715)537-6254.

An EEO Affirmative Action employer, the University of Wisconsin – Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements.  If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this programming, please call Missy Bablick at 715-537-6254 as soon as possible

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