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Aug
25
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 27 @ 11:59 pm

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THRIVING FAMILIES TACKLE THE TOUGH STUFF
AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

Back to school time can be tough—tackling the new schedules, meeting new teachers, maybe even going to a new school.  This month, we want to know how you tackle this time of year!

Do you have a family dance party when the stress sets in, do you go out for an ice cream cone, do you organize everything by color on a Calendar?  Show us what YOUR family does to tackle the tough stuff!  Take a picture of you and your peeps doing your “thing” and send it to us!  You can post it on our Facebook page (and tag it with #tsufathomechallenge) or email it to us at info@thissideupfamily.org between Aug 25th – 27th! 

WHY??!!!

YOU COULD WIN.   All entries will be submitted for a Family FUNnection basket that contains a gift card, board game and more!

THE BIG WHY.   Because Family Time is so important and has been proven to be a key indicator of a child’s success and well-being.   Children who are positively connected to their family relationships are less likely to make poor choices and more likely to become
confident, content community participants as they grow up!  That relationship building starts NOW, no matter the age of your child!   It’s never too early and it’s never too late to focus on family connection!  And the results are trajectory-changing, for the family
and community strengthening!

Thank you for participating in this purposeful challenge to increase FAMILY TIME in your home and our community.  Winner will be announced August 29th.

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Sep
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Christie Elementary
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

Value of the Month: Thriving Families Focus on Finances

We’ll have tons of fun competing in “Popcorn Olympics” (and eating some, too), focusing on family budgeting/saving ideas, AND learning how to juggle!  We know that managing a budget can be a juggling act so we’ll have fun with a Professional Juggler PLUS send you home with a tool to focus on juggling your finances as a family!  Everything is FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Christie Elementary
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Sep
12
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age kids on the topics listed below. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! 

Sep. 12 – Smart Money, Smart Kids
Oct. 10 – Just a Phase
Nov. 14 – Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Dec. 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Sign-up for a free 30 minute Parent Coaching session on 9/23 with Amy Egan, Certified Parent Coach, by clicking HERE.   

 Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Sep
16
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – What Is Up With My Teenager?

Parenting teens is tough, and even tougher if you’re doing it on your own!  Join us as we welcome Cynthia Garrison, Certified Family Life Educator, and we’ll discuss topics specific to parenting those darn teenagers.

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

Sep
22
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 11:59 pm

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AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Oct
10
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017

This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age kids on the topics listed below. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents!

Sep. 12 – Smart Money, Smart Kids
Oct. 10 – Just a Phase
Nov. 14 – Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Dec. 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

SPEAKER DETAILS AND COACHING REGISTRATION SITE COMING SOON!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Oct
14
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Oct
17
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Strong Willed Child Series! @ SORT IT OUT Room
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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POWER HOUR Lunch Series

Who is really in “control”in your family?  Do POWER STRUGGLES invade the atmosphere in your home?  Are there strategies and ideas to decrease the friction?

Parenting is difficult and temperamental clashes with strong-willed children can make it even more challenging.  Join us for this four-week series starting October 17 to share and learn techniques which include understanding this strong-willed temperament, creating a positive home/school environment, effective discipline and empowering both parent and child.  

Bring your own lunch.  Click HERE to register for one or all sessions.

Taught by Certified Parent Coach, Amy Egan, Tuesdays 12-1:30pm, starting 10/17 and ending 10/31.

Oct
21
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – How to Start a Side Business

This was a popular MeetUp last year, and we’re going to do it again!  It’s absolutely possible to turn your hobby into a side business, to help you earn a little extra money.  We’re not going to discuss network marketing opportunities, or driving for Uber.  We’re going to discuss how to take YOUR passion, and turning it into a business.  Bring your ideas!

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection! Single parenting has many challenges. Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being! 

Oct
24
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Strong Willed Child Series! @ SORT IT OUT Room
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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POWER HOUR Lunch Series

Who is really in “control”in your family?  Do POWER STRUGGLES invade the atmosphere in your home?  Are there strategies and ideas to decrease the friction?

Parenting is difficult and temperamental clashes with strong-willed children can make it even more challenging.  Join us for this four-week series starting October 17 to share and learn techniques which include understanding this strong-willed temperament, creating a positive home/school environment, effective discipline and empowering both parent and child.  

Bring your own lunch.  Click HERE to register for one or all sessions.

Taught by Certified Parent Coach, Amy Egan, Tuesdays 12-1:30pm, starting 10/17 and ending 10/31.

Oct
27
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 11:59 pm

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AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Oct
31
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Strong Willed Child Series! @ SORT IT OUT Room
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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POWER HOUR Lunch Series

Who is really in “control”in your family?  Do POWER STRUGGLES invade the atmosphere in your home?  Are there strategies and ideas to decrease the friction?

Parenting is difficult and temperamental clashes with strong-willed children can make it even more challenging.  Join us for this four-week series starting October 17 to share and learn techniques which include understanding this strong-willed temperament, creating a positive home/school environment, effective discipline and empowering both parent and child.  

Bring your own lunch.  Click HERE to register for one or all sessions.

Taught by Certified Parent Coach, Amy Egan, Tuesdays 12-1:30pm, starting 10/17 and ending 10/31.

Nov
11
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Nov
14
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age kids on the topics listed below. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! 

Sep. 12 – Smart Money, Smart Kids
Oct. 10 – Just a Phase
Nov. 14 – Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Dec. 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

SPEAKER DETAILS AND COACHING REGISTRATION SITE COMING SOON!

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Nov
18
Sat
I Date My Spouse @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IDMSI DATE MY SPOUSE!

FREE Dinner for 2 Gift Card. Childcare. Talk Time Card to enrich your relationship! (I Date My Spouse Gift Card quantities ARE first come, first serve when signing up for childcare.)

I Date My Spouse Childcare is open to all parents and kids!!!  Kids… ages 0 through 13 years.

Space is limited in the 0-pre-K rooms, so sign up early to ensure your spot.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!

Registration link coming soon!

We get to have a blast with your kids while you enjoy a much-needed, purposeful Night Out!

Single Side Up! Meeting @ Chase Oaks Church Family Center
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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This Month’s Topic – Ask A Lawyer

This month’s Single Side UP! meeting is held at Chase Oaks Family Center.  Childcare is provided onsite as space is available for single parents attending the meeting.  REGISTRATION for childcare starts at 12:01am on the first of each month!  Childcare pre-registration is REQUIRED to ensure space for your child.

Registration link is coming soon! 

Meeting and Childcare location:
Chase Oaks Family Center
1896 K Avenue, Suite #200
Plano, TX 75074
(building is behind the Advance Auto Parts store)

Join other single parents for encouragement and connection!  Single parenting has many challenges.  Connecting with other single parents is important to both your parenting success & your personal well-being!

Nov
24
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 11:59 pm

Round LogoSAVE THE DATE!!!

AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Our At-Home Family Challenges are always a fun activity for families to do together, plus they are super easy!  Check back soon for specific details! You could WIN A GREAT PRIZE FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Dec
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Family Connection Night

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

 

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Location details coming soon!

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Dec
12
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdSAVE THE DATE
This Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age kids on the topics listed below. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! 

Sep. 12 – Smart Money, Smart Kids
Oct. 10 – Just a Phase
Nov. 14 – Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Dec. 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   

SPEAKER DETAILS AND COACHING REGISTRATION SITE COMING SOON!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!