Positive Parenting – Workshops for Parents

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Single Parenting With Success

For parents of children of all ages
Discuss how to make the most of the good times, make difficult times better, ideas for how to address your child's needs as well as your own and how to talk to your child about separation and divorce.

Your Style of Parenting

for parents of children ages 1-6
Discover how your style of parenting influences the relationship you have with your child. This workshop will help you to identify the three styles of parenting and create a parenting philosophy for your family.

Parenting Teenagers

For parents of children ages 12 and up
Learn how to keep the lines of communication open through development of encouragement and listening skills.

Raising Responsible Children

For parents of children ages 6-12
What Do I Want To Teach My Child? Learn how to provide your child with the guidance needed to make wise decisions about their behaviour and how to allow them to gradually accept responsibility for their choices and actions.

Parenting, Anger and You

For parents of children ages 3-11
During this workshop participants will gain an understanding of what triggers their anger, learn skills to help them deal with power struggles and conflicts and the importance of open communication and discussing expectations with their child.

Build Your Child's Brain

For parents of children ages 2-6
This workshop will provide participants with information about brain development, best practices to support their child's learning and will help them to identify the hands on experiences that they use everyday to interact with their child and how those experiences help to build their child's brain.

Helping Your Child Cope with Feelings

Young children experience many of the same emotions adults do. Participants will explore strategies to help children cope with feelings and will discuss ways of creating a foundation of social-emotional skills children will build on through their lives.

Your Child's Self- Esteem

For parents of children birth-6
This workshop will provide participants with information about ways to support children's development of good self-esteem. You will learn how positive parenting strategies can make a difference in how children feel about the messages they get from you.

How to Talk so Kids will Listen

For parents of children ages 3-12
Communication is the key to positive and respectful relationships. Enhance your verbal and listening skills to promote better communication between you and your child.

Time In vs. Time Out

For parents of children ages 2-6
"Time out" does not have the calming effect on children that parents expect. Explore alternative methods of discipline that will stop unwanted conduct, build better behaviour in the future and a process that helps.

Tuning-In to Temperament

For parents of children birth-6
What is temperament? and Why is it important to understand? From a very young age, children show variances in how they react to their environment. Understanding your child’s temperament can impact your parenting decisions and your relationship with your child. This workshop will give insight about children’s temperaments.

Positive Discipline for Young Children

For parents of children ages 2-6yrs
It’s a delicate balancing act: keeping your young child’s behaviour within reasonable bounds while supporting their curiosity and self-esteem. Parents will explore ways in which to set limits and problem solve while using techniques that are both kind and firm as a means of teaching their child.

Balancing Canadian Parenting and Traditional Values

For parents of children ages 2-6 yrs
Our personal values affect our parenting styles. Adapting to Canadian parenting can be a cause of conflict and stress for a family. Help build a caring and positive relationship with your children while parenting in a new culture.

Positive Parenting for Babies

For parents of children ages birth to 12 months
As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. In your baby’s first year you may have questions about interacting with and guiding your baby. In this workshop you will discuss what it means to use positive parenting strategies with babies and you will explore how this approach to individual needs and the typical challenges that arise can help build your baby’s trust and self-confidence.

Potty Training: Learning to Use the toilet

For parents of children ages 18 months to 3 years
When children start learning to use the toilet, it is a big step for children and parents alike. Participants will talk about typical age ranges to start, how development relates to readiness, signs of readiness and strategies to create an environment that supports children’s success in learning to use the toilet.

Play to Grow: The Benefits of Children’s Play in Learning

For parents of children birth to 6 years
Play is how children naturally learn and it is as important to children’s development as eating and sleeping. Learn how children’s play lays the foundation for future learning as well as helps build relationships.

The Power of Home Routines

For parents of children ages birth – 6 years
How many times have you heard that children need routines? What’s the big deal? Are routines really that necessary for children? Find out how everyday routines can help support many aspects of children’s development, behaviour, healthy living and good habits which are necessary for life.

Young Children’s Screen Time and Literacy

For parents of children ages 2-6
Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to support responsible television viewing, how television and computers can be used to support literacy development, how to promote literacy through daily routines and will learn about alternative learning opportunities in the home.

Healthy Mealtimes

For parents of children 2-6 years
Having mealtimes that are enjoyable will help young children learn healthy eating habits and develop positive attitudes toward food. Discussion will focus on factors that influence children’s eating, facts on body image, parent and child responsibilities, child traits, common concerns and tips for healthy mealtimes.

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