BC Council for Families developed My Tween & Me to provide parents & caregivers with the knowledge, tools & support they need during their child’s transition to adolescence. We will explore how families can strengthen their relationships with their tweens (7-12 yrs old), enrich their parenting experience, practice effective communication & guidance strategies, & prepare their children for the teen years.Read More →
The Circle of Security ParentingTM program is based on decades of research about parent-child relationships. We will learn about our child’s emotional needs, how to enhance safety & security in our relationship with our child, how to support their self-esteem, & explore challenges that we may face as parents/caregivers.Read More →
Join us as we explore how to navigate tantrums, meltdowns and outbursts, and how we can stay connected to our little ones through their big feelings. Together we will learn why children have tantrums, what is taking place developmentally, what happens in the brain, and what are they communicating through their behaviour. We will look at practical strategies of how to provide connection and support for our children (and for ourselves) during these challenging moments.Read More →
As parents and guardians, we can worry about keeping our children safe – whether that’s from scrapes and bruises or hurt feelings. But what about protection from unsafe relationships and abuse? Body safety education can play a role in empowering children with preventative skills. We can teach our little ones to seek help or self-advocate if they feel unsafe or experience abuse.
In this foundational workshop, we will learn how to begin or continue practicing healthy boundaries, consent, and body safety. We will cover how adults can model safe relationships, pass along healthy body messages, and teach bodily autonomy. In this way, parents and guardians can create a home environment where there is an understanding of consent and a respect for the boundaries of self and others.Read More →
Workshop: Tuning into Temperament: Monday May 30th @ 10am
Every child has their own unique temperament. Learning how to tune into our child’s personality helps us to work with their specific traits and strengths, rather than in opposition to them. How do we support our “spirited and active” children with organizing their feelings? How do we create a sense of safety for our “cautious” little ones in new situations? Join us as we learn how our personality interplays with that of our child’s, and explore strategies in supporting their unique way of being.Read More →
Life in the first weeks, months, and years of a new child can be full of joy, fears, excitement, and sadness with the ever-changing development in early childhood.
Join us in this interactive 6-week series as we explore how we can adapt to this exciting time and expand our understanding of the unique challenges that our little ones face.
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*Creating healthy attachment bonds
*Learning about brain development and play
*Building emotional regulation
*Developing healthy sleep and food skills
The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how parent-child relationships can be supported & strengthened.
In this 8-week series, we will explore how toRead More →
understand your child’s emotional needs
help them manage their emotions
strengthen their self esteem
honour your innate wisdom & desire for your child to be secure
Navigating sleep in the first months after baby has arrived, and into the early years of childhood can be a challenge for caregivers. Questions surrounding what is “normal” sleep for kids, why does my baby keep waking up at night, how do I avoid the bedtime protests, is enough to keep caregivers up at night.
In this workshop geared towards caregivers of children 0-5 years of age, we will build understanding around typical sleep patterns, challenges in infancy, bedtime struggles in early childhood, and strategies to encourage better sleep for little ones.Read More →