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New Workshop for Parents

Learn skills that will make life with children easier and more satisfying!

Join the celebrated workshop series based on “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” by award-winning authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.


How To Talk So Kids Will Listen:

The goal is to give you practical, effective methods of communication that will support your relationship with your children of all ages to be less stressful and more rewarding.

You will learn how to:


  • * Discipline without hurting or alienating
  • * Cope with your Childs negative feelings
  • * Engage your Childs willing cooperation
  • * Help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image
  • * Foster an atmosphere of love and respect
  • * Resolve conflicts peacefully


What The Sessions Cover:


#1 Helping children deal with their feelings- Specific skills that help kids to recognise and cope with negative feelings. Ways to accept their negative feelings, limit unacceptable behaviour and still maintain goodwill between you.


#2 Engaging Cooperation- How children react to the usual methods we use to get them to cooperate- threats, warnings, orders, sarcasm, lecturing e.t.cFive ways to invite cooperation that will leave parents and children feeling good about themselves and each other.


#3 Alternatives to Punishment

Is it necessary to rely on punishment as a means of discipline? How do kids react to punishment? Some alternatives to punishment that enable parents to express their strong disapproval as well as encourage kids to assume responsibility for their behaviour.


#4 Encouraging Autonomy

Way to help kids to become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own, Specific skills that help kids to develop their inner resources.


#5 Praise

An exploration of the kinds of praise that build a positive and realistic self-image and the kinds that do not. A variety of ways that help our kids to become aware they’re strengths so they can put them into action.


#6 Freeing Children from Playing Roles 

A look at how children are sometimes cast into roles (bully, whiner, dawdler, mischief-maker, e.t.c) and how we can free them from playing out these roles. Six skills that you can use to help chidden see themselves in a different and more positive light.


Starts Feb 24th 2021

6 Week Program

Cost: $300 / $150 concession