Cyclone Parenting Student Network

Welcome to the Cyclone Parenting Student Network (CPSN), a supportive community tailored to the needs of parenting students. Balancing the demands of college life while raising a family can be both rewarding and challenging, but within CPSN you'll find a welcoming space where empathy, understanding, and collaboration are the focus.

CPSN facilitates connections between parenting students and their children through social events and parenting workshops. There is no membership application or form to fill out - simply join one of our events! We believe these opportunities to meet and connect with other families for advice, support, and friendship can help parenting students build a community that will empower them to thrive academically and personally.

All parenting students currently attending Iowa State University are welcome to join CPSN events! Information about upcoming events and our quarterly CPSN newsletters can be found on this page.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 24 9:00 - 11:00 am CPSN Fall Semester Kick-off Breakfast. Kick-off the fall semester with us at the Inis Grove Park Walnut Shelter! Child Care and Family Services will provide breakfast so parenting students and their children can relax and socialize. Click here to get notified when registration opens.
Tuesday, October 22 6:00 - 7:15 pm The Science of Parenting: Children's Ages and Parenting Stages (Virtual). As kids grow through different ages, parents also go through stages! Join The Science of Parenting team for this virtual workshop and learn about those stages, development, and tips for adapting your parenting to your child's ages and abilities.Click here to register.

Quarterly Newsletters

Summer 2024

Spring 2024

Winter 2023

Fall 2023


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