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How Parents or Guardians Can Help Children Cope with Divorce
News Posted On Nov 01, 2022

How Parents or Guardians Can Help Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce and separation can be challenging for both you and your children to navigate. While you may have the skills to process your emotions, your children may not. Your child will likely feel anxious, sad, angry, lonely, and confused. Kids may suppress…

Finding Your Voice: Understanding Anger for Youth Class
News Posted On Sep 01, 2022

Finding Your Voice: Understanding Anger for Youth Class

Raising a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager can be hard, too. Youth are beginning to explore who they are as individuals and find their voices. Sometimes these voices can be loud, harsh, and full of anger. This anger makes it difficult for the…

Back to School Tips for Parents
News Posted On Sep 01, 2022

Back to School Tips for Parents

The new school year can bring mixed emotions to caregivers and children. Some may feel excited, but many may be stressed or anxious. This is normal. In this blog post, we will answer some common back-to-school questions and give you tips to help calm…

Janine's Story
News Posted On Jul 04, 2022

Janine's Story

Janine’s two biological children were already school-age when she and her then-partner were asked to care for their nieces and nephews.   They first took in infant twins. Soon after, they started visits with the twins’ older sister, and later on,…

Recognizing When to Reach Out for Help for Yourself or Your Family
News Posted On Jul 01, 2022

Recognizing When to Reach Out for Help for Yourself or Your Family

The course of life is rarely smooth. Each of us will have various challenges and struggles to overcome on our journey. For many families, this is likely to include mental health difficulties.  Indeed, as 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness each…

3 Tips For Parenting A Teen with Anger
News Posted On Apr 01, 2022

3 Tips For Parenting A Teen with Anger

The teenage years can be challenging for most parents and guardians. Your teenager is figuring out how to be an adult and enjoying childhood at the same time. They can be moody, unpredictable, and adventurous. It is a lot to take in for your youth and…

Rahwa's Story
News Posted On Mar 01, 2022

Rahwa's Story

Rahwa is a single parent and an immigrant. She always said to herself, “I can handle everything on my own.”  At one point, things became uncontrollable and she felt like collapsing. This is when Rahwa decided to seek professional help. Rahwa connected…

Why Active Listening is Important in Parent-Child Relationships
News Posted On Mar 01, 2022

Why Active Listening is Important in Parent-Child Relationships

How can I make my child feel heard? What can I do to listen more proactively to my teen? Parent life can be tough and busy. You want to give your full attention to your children and listen to their stories, but there is a long list of chores you have…

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children
News Posted On Feb 01, 2022

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children

While children love nothing more than playing outside on a bright and sunny day, this always isn’t possible. Something like a boatload of snow or rain can ruin the plans of your children and force them to stay inside where it is warm and dry. However,…

Raising an Encouraged Child
News Posted On Jan 18, 2022

Raising an Encouraged Child

An encouraged child has the courage to try, learn from mistakes, and be comfortable with others and themselves. This sense of hope and confidence will be with the child as they approach life and its frustrations. Misbehaviour decreases because the child…

Chad and Tracy's Story
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

Chad and Tracy's Story

One day, Chad and Tracy received an unexpected call from The Family Centre. They learned that their daughter’s two children were in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Their grandchildren had been in care for six months. Alyssa, a Kinship Support…

Blake’s story
News Posted On Dec 28, 2021

Blake’s story

The strong rapport between Blake, Nick, and David is so obvious from the moment you meet them, that it is surprising to learn that they recently celebrated only their one-year anniversary as a family. Blake’s dream of having two dads will soon be official…

Aminata's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Aminata's Story

“It’s all about love,” believes Aminata. Love and culture - the driving forces that put Aminata’s two grandchildren into her care. “We have a parable that we say in our language, "There is no bad bush to put your kid away because of their bad…

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks
News Posted On Aug 30, 2021

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks

Back-to-school season can be stressful and hectic—key parts of your child’s day such as eating a nutritious lunch can be easy to overlook. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help your transition to the new school year be as smooth…

Low Cost Summer Activities
News Posted On Jul 16, 2021

Low Cost Summer Activities

Are you looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with your family this summer? There are now more places open and more activities to choose from. Here are some activities in our city that won’t break your bank: The City of Edmonton outdoor pools are…

Free Summer Camp for Parents:
News Posted On Jun 16, 2021

Free Summer Camp for Parents: "Me" Time

Are you looking for fun and free things to do this summer? Meet other parents and learn about structure, routine, child development, emotional support, community resources, and more at The Family Centre’s free summer camp for parents! This is your…

Easy At-Home Crafts and Fun Games for Father’s Day
News Posted On Jun 12, 2021

Easy At-Home Crafts and Fun Games for Father’s Day

Who said we can’t have fun at home during Father’s Day?! We can still celebrate Father’s Day even with COVID-19 restrictions. There are many creative and cool crafts we can make at home. There are also fun and easy games we could do in our backyard…

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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