As a parent of a child under five, every day is an exciting challenge full of surprises. You never really know what to expect next when it comes to things like language, learning, or physical activity. And then there are those temper tantrums that seem to flare up out of nowhere! At times, you may feel like nothing you do as a parent is working.
The Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers workshop helps take some of the guesswork out of parenting by helping you better understand why children behave the way they do at this age. We’ll offer positive strategies to help you guide your children’s behaviour and provide a nurturing home, while you take care of yourself.
Who can attend?
Any caregiver who is parenting a child between 18 months and five years old.
Families interested in establishing positive parenting practices in toddlers or preschoolers.
What will you learn?
You will build skills for parenting toddlers and preschoolers by understanding:
What to expect as your child develops
Your parenting style and how it affects your child
Why children behave the way they do
How to positively guide behaviours
What bonding is and why it’s important
How ‘play’ helps develop physical, intellectual, and social skills
How to encourage confidence
How to better communicate with children
How to deal with misbehaviour and tantrums
How to potty train
How to care of yourself
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 the class offered?
The class is available as a group workshop or a private class.
The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
Our group classes are offered online only due to recent public health guidelines. Private classes are available online and in-person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practise 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: $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 workshop registration form.