Calendar

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
What responsibilities and serving can kids handle at each age/stage? Children are taught responsibility when they help with chores at home.  Plus, volunteering together strengthens family bonds, enhances communication, and sends a message to your children that you’re a team!  Learn ideas and opportunities for how kids can serve at home and how your family can serve in our community.

Coming up:
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.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 10/10!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Oct
14
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Hughston Elementary
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 have family fun playing good ole fashioned Bingo PLUS enjoy a family activity that involves a pumpkin and serving others!  Every kid wins a prize!  Plus…we’ll send you home with your pumpkin AND a Brownie Box Challenge to elevate the monthly value of SERVING OTHERS!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Hughston Elementary
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, Texas 75023

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 three-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
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!

The Single Side UP! meeting is held at our S.O.R.T. IT OUT Room, right next to our Operating Office!  Meeting time is 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please register your attendance for the meeting by clicking HERE.

Childcare is provided at the Chase Oaks Family Center 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! 

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

SSU Meeting Location:
SORT IT OUT Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices and just 1 mile from the childcare location)

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! 

If you cannot attend in person, there is a Remote Meeting Connection available. You may need to download the join.me app for a better connection.

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 three-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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Thriving Families Serve
At-Home Family Time Challenge

 

 

Serving is a great opportunity to create a shared experience with your family.  It’s an experience that focuses outward and allows each member to give a part of themselves to someone else.

This month, we want to see how your family Serves!  Do you volunteer at the animal shelter?  Do you drop off cookies for your local firemen?  Do you pick up trash in the neighborhood?  Do you pack food for the homeless?  What does your family do to serve others?

Show us what YOUR family does to Serve!  Take a picture of you and your peeps doing your serve “thing” and send it to us!  Post it on our Facebook page (and tag it with #tsufathomechallenge) or email it to info@thissideupfamily.org between October 27th-29th!

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 October 31st.

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 three-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
“I am the only kid in school that does not have one.” “Everyone else does.” “I have to have it.”   Teaching children the difference between “want” and “need” can be the first step towards raising confident, resilient, and successful children.  Learn how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your home and cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic.

Coming up:
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.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 11/14!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Nov
18
Sat
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

The Single Side UP! meeting is held at our S.O.R.T. IT OUT Room, right next to our Operating Office!  Meeting time is 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Please register your attendance for the meeting by clicking HERE.

Childcare is provided at the Chase Oaks Family Center 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! 

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

SSU Meeting Location:
SORT IT OUT Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices and just 1 mile from the childcare location)

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! 

If you cannot attend in person, there is a Remote Meeting Connection available. You may need to download the join.me app for a better connection.

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

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
One basic need all children have is to be loved unconditionally; accepted even if they fall short.  Learn how to parent with unconditional love and logic.  Establish healthy control without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

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.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 12/12!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Dec
31
Sun
6th Annual – New Years Eve Family Celebration – TURN BACK TIME THE BALL DROPS AT 9! @ LegacyChurch
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NYE 2017

 

This program gets bigger and better every year!  Collin County’s MOST FUN, safest, Family Friendliest way to bring in 2018!

  • TERRIFIC Entertainment!
  • Delicious Dinner and Desserts
  • FREE professional family portrait
  • AMAZING Silent Auction and Crafts for the Kids!
  • A Gift for Every Family
  • Countdown and Sparkling Juice Toast to midnight at 9pm!

Super Affordable! TICKETS AVAILABLE 11/1!

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!