Parenting workshop returns

The Wilton Public School District is once again offering How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen and Listen So Your Kids Will Talk, a six-week workshop that teaches parents how engage their children’s cooperation, respond to negative feelings, set limits, and find alternatives to punishment.

The program, developed by the authors of the book by the same name, uses lessons, role-play, and practice to help parents develop more effective skills for communicating with their children. Through the workshop, parents begin to understand how to resolve conflicts peacefully, develop positive family relationships, and encourage autonomy in their children.

How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen was introduced to Wilton last year with funding provided through a joint initiative of the Wilton Woman’s Club and Wilton Youth Council.

There will three sessions of workshops this fall and three more in the spring, all of which will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Comstock Community Center.

The first sessions will take place on Tuesdays, for parents of preschool through second-graders only. The first workshop for this session took place Sept. 25. The remaining workshops will take place Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

The second sessions will take place on Thursdays: Sept. 27, Oct.4,11, 18, 25, and Nov. 1.

The third will take place on Mondays: Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, 19.

To register, call Wilton Youth Services at 203-834-6241. Questions about the workshops can be directed to Kim Zemo at