Programs for Parents
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This program provides parents a supportive and relaxed place to meet others with children birth to 5, and with whom they share interests and concerns. Participants design their own agenda and through staff facilitated discussion, assistance, mutual support, encouragement and acceptance, parents can experience transformative growth with a goal to parenting with raised confidence. Childminding provided and a light supper is provided for the children.
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, October 3rd to November 7th
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: Free
Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Katherine Darwent
Please note that program registration for the spring programs will begin on September 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am. WSFP membership is required. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Security
At times all parents feel lost or clueless about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting® program can help.
- Understand your child’s emotional world
- Learn to read your child’s emotional needs
- Support your child to successfully manage emotions
- Enhance your child’s self-esteem
Targeted age range: infants to 6 years of age. For more information, visit: http://circleofsecurity.net/
Date & Time: TBA (program offered once a year)
Making Sense of Anxiety
As many as 20% of children quality for an anxiety disorder diagnosis, making it the most common mental health issue. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias as well as other perplexing behaviours. We cannot treat something we do not understand, so making sense of anxiety is fundamental in making headway. This presentation will bring a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling human problems. Childminding Provided.
Dates & Time: TBA
Making Sense of Sensitive Kids
Some children seem to be more intense and sensitive in their response to sensory stimuli in their surroundings. We can all feel overwhelmed at times but for some sensitive kids it can get very stressful, evoking strong emotions they don’t know how to make sense of. In order to help sensitive children live in their world we need to start by making sense of them and appreciating things through their eyes. There is much parents and teachers can do to help sensitive children find rest so that they can play and grow. Childminding Provided.
Date & Time: TBA
Parenting with Positive Discipline
A workshop for parents and caregivers of children (0-6 years old). The principles of Positive Discipline will help you and your family feel encouraged and empowered through non-punitive parenting methods that help kids develop the valuable social and life skills needed to thrive. Key ideas: Disciplining with kindness and firmness; Reducing power struggles; Encouraging personal responsibility; Finding joy in parenting.
Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: $5
Facilitators: Vessna Krcmar and Iosefina Para
Please note that program registration for the 2017 fall programs will begin on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email email@example.com.