Sometimes, what seems like normal childhood difficulty can turn into something more serious. In order to help students whenever and however they need it, Woodland Public Schools offers counseling services free-of-charge.

Parents and guardians should be concerned if their child:

  1. Has problems in multiple areas of life, such as family relationships, academic performance, leisure activities and friendships.
  2. Starts feeling bad about himself or herself, less confident or less effective.
  3. Shows excessive worry about the future.
  4. Expresses hopelessness.
  5. Withdraws from family, friends or activities he or she used to enjoy.
  6. Has a significant change in sleep habits or appetite.
  7. Engages in negative behavior more frequently.
  8. Has repetitive, self-destructive behaviors such as hair-pulling or skin-picking.
  9. Talks about or engages in any kind of self-harm.
  10. Makes comments like “I wish I weren’t here,” or “Nobody would care if I ran away.”
  11. Talks explicitly about suicide.

Counselors recommend that parents trust their gut. You know your child best. If something just doesn’t feel right, trust that instinct. It’s better to go and get something checked out if you’re not sure.

For free counseling services contact Woodland school counselors Terra Pfeiffer at or Christine Maggi at 360-841-2800 (Ext 2812) or


Parent Project offers free classes for parents with difficult children in 2021

Parent Project offers free virtual classes for parents raising difficult children

Parent Project offers free courses to help parents address critical issues they face today with concrete step-by-step solutions. Parent Project uses curriculum developed in collaboration with more than 500,000 parents of high-risk youth.

Register today for these free online classes

The free three-day program meets from 6-7 p.m. on the following dates: January 20, January 27, and February 3, 2021.

Space is limited so register today by using this link:

For more information, contact Becky Mohagen from ESD 112 at (360) 952-3453 or via email at

The Curriculum

Parent Project Program Goals:

  • Reduce Family Conflict
  • Reduce Juvenile Crime
  • Reduce Recidivism
  • Improve School Attendance/Performance

Critical Issues Addressed:

  • Arguing and Family Conflict
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Poor School Performance
  • Truancy and Dropouts
  • Media Influences
  • Early Teen Sexuality
  • Teen Drug Use, Violence and Bullying
  • Runaways

Click here for a downloadable PDF flier about these upcoming classes