Positive Parenting Strategies

Positive Parenting Strategies

Location: #20, 9912 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

Registration for the Positive Parenting Strategies workshop will be open on November 1 for the 2019 dates.

No one said parenting was easy. Children of all ages have their own unique personalities and characteristics. They know how to make you proud and they also learn very quickly what buttons to push to make you angry or pay attention. When your children act out, you may get frustrated and upset because nothing you do or say works.

Contrary to most jobs we have in life, parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. And since no two children nor parents are the same, every family is bound to face challenges. Positive Parenting Strategies provides parenting ideas that allow your relationship with your child to grow and develop in a healthy way. This course is based on the premise that relationship is the foundation for parenting. We want you to help your child achieve their potential while still caring for yourself in the process.

Who can attend?

  • Any parent, grandparent, or guardian who plays a role in parenting toddlers or school-age children.
  • Anyone interested in establishing secure attachment and positive parenting practices.
  • Children cannot attend our workshops. Our workshops are intended for adults and we do not offer childcare. 

What will you learn?

You will build skills for managing your child’s or children’s challenging behaviours by understanding:

  • Your own parenting and family style
  • How attachment affects how you interact with each other
  • How to support secure attachment
  • How different parts of our brains influence parenting
  • How to repair relationships
  • Why routines, structure, and setting limits are important
  • How to better communicate with children
  • How to care for yourself

By the end of the session, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Creating effective parenting strategies and giving positive feedback
  • Setting boundaries, limits, and guidelines
  • Communicating with your child or children
  • Providing a nurturing home environment
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

How will you learn?

At The Family Centre, we believe in continually adapting our programs based on the latest thinking and research. Our workshop instructors work with parents on a daily basis and see first-hand the typical parenting challenges. Our teaching style is highly interactive so you will have many opportunities to ask questions and learn about yourself, your child, and your family. You will also hear others’ experiences and practise new skills.

When and where is it offered?

  • This 10-hour workshop is offered 4 times per year at our offices at 9912-106 Street
  • Each group workshop has a maximum of 14 participants
  • Workshops are Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For individuals or couples 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 (14-person limit): $200 per couple or $150 per individual
Individual sessions: $325

The Family Centre is 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. Subsidies are based on your household income.

What is the difference between a group workshop and private workshop?

A group workshop is 10 hours long with up to 14 participants and a facilitator. This learning environment is interactive and will provide opportunities to hear and share various experiences and perspectives.

A private workshop covers the same content as a group session, but it is 3 hours one-on-one with a facilitator. These 3 hours can be scheduled in one appointment, or split into two 90-minute appointments. This learning environment will focus more on how the information is relevant to your personal experiences. Please note that subsidies are not available for private workshops.

Do I need to bring anything to the workshop?

You will receive a participant booklet when you arrive. Please bring a pen. 

We also provide coffee, tea, and water. If your workshop runs on a Saturday, you can bring lunch with you or go to a nearby shop or restaurant during a lunch break.

What do I get after I complete the workshop?

You will receive a certificate of completion after you have completed the entire course.

Are workshops the same thing as group therapy?

No. Our workshops are psycho-educational, meaning we focus on providing you with information and tools to help you with communication or parenting. Group therapy is focused more on thoughts, feelings, and the healing process.

See Strive and Healthy Relationships for information on our therapy groups.

Can I claim the workshop with my benefits or insurance plan?

No, because our workshops are educational and not equivalent to psychological therapy or counselling.

What is your cancellation policy?

To receive a full refund, we require 72 hours’ notice. You will receive a 50% refund with less than 72 hours’ notice. Cancel or reschedule your registration on our website or call 780.497.7536.

Testimonials

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