raisingathinkingchildRaising A Thinking Child  (RTC) is an evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 7 years (give or take) 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 programs websites.

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Impact on Door County Families

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rtc-workbookRaising a Thinking Child is offered by UW-Extension Door County for FREE. Childcare and meal provided. Click the Sign-Up for Next Class button below for more information. 


In 2017 a documentary about Dr. Myrna Shure and her work with Raising a Thinking Child was filmed.

Sturgeon Bay was featured in the documentary!