Programs for Parents
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(*Winter 2018 programs)
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 and a light supper is provided for the children.
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, February 20th to March 27th
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: Free
Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Katherine Darwent
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