Parenting Communication Skills

Parenting Communication Skills

As caregivers, we’ve all had those struggles trying to communicate with our children. Your child isn’t sharing what is going on in their lives. You find yourself lecturing or nagging. They are lost in their electronics and ignore what you are trying to say. You aren’t sure how to communicate appropriately to your child’s age.

To effectively communicate with your child you must first build a relationship with them. You also need an understanding of their brain development. After this, you can learn how to communicate with your child in more effective ways: listening to understand, having empathy, and being present.

Who can attend?

Any caregiver aged 18 or over who is parenting a child or youth

What will you learn?

  • the importance of attachment in communication
  • basics about children’s brain development
  • effective communication strategies
  • tips for being a better listener
  • how to show empathy to your child
  • why being present in the moment helps

When and where is it offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop and a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class online
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $75 per person. Are you attending the class with someone, such as a family member, partner, co-parent, or a friend? Additional participants pay only 50%.

Private session: $325

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

Register for Workshops

There are currently no dates available for this workshop.
You can email us at and we will let you know when this class becomes available.

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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