Positive Parenting Strategies

No one said parenting was easy. Children of all ages have their own unique personalities and characteristics. They know how to make you proud and they also learn very quickly what buttons to push to make you angry or pay attention. When your children act out, you may get frustrated and upset because nothing you do or say works.

Positive Parenting Strategies provides parenting ideas that allow your relationship with your child to grow and develop in a healthy way. This course is based on the premise that relationship is the foundation for parenting. We want you to help your child achieve their potential while still caring for yourself in the process.

Who can attend?

  • Any caregiver who plays a role in parenting toddlers or school-age children.
  • Anyone interested in establishing secure attachment and positive parenting practices.

What will you learn?

You will build skills for managing your child’s challenging behaviours by understanding:

  • Your own parenting and family style
  • How attachment affects how you interact with each other
  • How to support secure attachment
  • How different parts of our brains influence parenting
  • How to repair relationships
  • Why routines, structure, and setting limits are important
  • How to better communicate with children
  • How to care for yourself

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Creating effective parenting strategies and giving positive feedback
  • Setting boundaries, limits, and guidelines
  • Communicating with your child or children
  • Providing a nurturing home environment
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

Our group classes are offered online and in person. 

Your teenager is beginning to develop their own ideas, self-image, and opinions. You are probably starting to notice that these don’t always align with your own views, and that’s OK! Learning to become independent is a normal part of adolescence… it is actually the whole point. You went through your own transition into adulthood—which likely included some rebellion or questioning—and your children must do the same.

That doesn’t make your job as a caregiver any easier. Teenagers often experience intense pressure and face many difficult choices. Puberty is beginning at an earlier age than ever before. That is when the way they experience the world and their own emotions change significantly.

Through the Parenting Teens workshop, you will learn some practical ways to help guide your children through this challenging period by teaching them how to understand and control their feelings and actions. We want you to appreciate this time in your child’s life while taking care of yourself.

Who can attend?

  • Any caregiver who is parenting a child over the age of 12
  • Families interested in establishing positive parenting practices or addressing challenges in teenagers

What will you learn?

You will build skills for parenting teenagers by understanding:

  • How teenagers develop independence and self-awareness
  • Your parenting style and how it affects your child
  • How to better communicate with teenagers
  • Different styles of decision-making
  • How to effectively resolve conflict
  • Boundaries and privileges
  • Ways to increase their self-esteem
  • Anger in yourself and your teenager
  • How to care for yourself during this period

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Creating effective parenting strategies and giving positive feedback
  • Addressing misbehaviour or other issues
  • Setting boundaries, limits, and guidelines
  • Communicating with your child or children
  • Providing a nurturing home environment
  • Minimizing the negative effects of divorce or separation (if applicable), and
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

Our group classes are offered online and in person. In-person group workshops take place  Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices at 9912-106 Street.

Scroll down to see the upcoming dates.  

You can also book a three-hour online private session.  

How much does it cost?

Online group workshop: $100 per person or $150 per couple

In-person group workshops: $150 per person or $200 per couple

Private session: $325 per person or couple

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.

Scroll down to see the upcoming dates.  

You can also book a three-hour online private session

How much does it cost?

Online group workshop: $100 per person or $150 per couple

In-person group workshops: $150 per person or $200 per couple

Private session: $325 per person or couple

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.

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This workshop helped me open my eyes as to what I was doing wrong and try new strategies. - workshop participant

 

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