Parenting in Blended Families

Blended families are more common than ever as people with children connect with new partners after divorce or separation. These families come in all shapes and sizes; one or both parents may have children, and they may decide to have children together.

Whether it’s complicated schedules, sibling conflicts, parenting styles, or issues with ex-partners, your new life will be complex and sometimes frustrating. Yet it will also be highly rewarding once you get over the ‘bumps.’ 

The Parenting in Blended Families workshop will help you understand the roles of the natural and step-parents as well as your children’s responses to the breakups of prior relationships. We’ll help you develop strategies for a more positive and healthy home together.

Who can attend?

  • Any caregiver who is parenting as part of a blended family
  • Blended families interested in establishing positive parenting practices or addressing conflict

 What will you learn?

You will build skills for parenting children from different families by understanding:

  • How step families develop
  • Your children’s response to separation and divorce
  • How to create parenting plans and discipline in blended families
  • The role of the natural parent
  • The role of the step-parent
  • How to communicate with co-parents, and
  • How to deal with conflict

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
  • Providing a nurturing home environment
  • Minimizing the negative effects of divorce or separation
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

Group workshops are 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

For those who want to book a three-hour private session, please contact us to arrange a date and time

How much does it cost?

Group workshops: $150 per person or $200 per couple

Private session: $325

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If cost is a barrier to you attending this workshop, you can apply for subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the workshop registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

More information

This workshop is very helpful to understand what challenges blended families face and to learn the skills to face them.  - workshop participant

Register for Upcoming Workshops

23 Aug and 24 Aug
06 Dec and 07 Dec

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