Parenting Groups

Please note that group times and dates often change based on capacity and schedules. NOYFSS will make every effort to notify all registrants if there is a change to date and/or time.

1,2,3,4 Parents

Explore the joys and struggles of parenting toddlers and preschoolers. Parents will learn about child development, building strong bonds, consequences, and providing choices. For parents of children ages 1 to 4

Dates: May 2019

Please contact us to register.

Creating Healthy Children

Does your child struggle to express what they are feeling in a positive way? Learn to teach your children how to name and cope with their emotions through the use of play and art. For parents of children ages 0 to 6. Parents are encouraged to bring their children

Please contact us to register.

Active Parenting

Learn to create a positive home environment through activities, videos and education. Topics will include brain development, active communication, discipline, self-esteem building, family talks and stopping power struggles between parent and child. For parents of children ages 5 to 12

Dates: Feb 2019 (6 weeks)

Please contact us to register.

Parenting On My Own

A group for single parents who want to learn more about the Family Law Act, the importance of meeting your own needs as well as your children, improve self-care, learn mindful parenting techniques, listening to your children, community resources, setting realistic expectations, and learn positive discipline.

Dates: Feb 25 to Mar 15, 2019 (4 weeks)

Please contact us to register.

Parent-Teen Conflict

A skill-building group for the parents of teenagers who are are having a high degree of conflict between parent and teen. This group helps parents cope with the challenging behaviours of their teenages. There is also an ongoing support group for parents who have completed the program.

Dates: Jan 2019, Apr 2019 (8 weeks)

Please contact Craeg to register: 250.545.3572, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect Parent

Do you have pre-teens whose issues make it difficult to do well at home, at school and/or in the community? Through Connect Parent, parents will gain new knowledge about attachment: how needs are expressed, and the importance of attachment to your child's development. Learn to recognize and manage feelings and reactions, and respond in ways that clearly sets limits and expectations. The Connect Parent Program was recently nominated for a Premier's Award.

Dates: Feb 27 to May 15, 2019 (11 weeks)

Please contact Lorel to register: 250.545.3572, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beyond the Basics

If you love to learn through play, then this group is for you! Parents will learn  positive discipline, the importance of routines, ways to build self-esteem, and ways to make your home a happier place to be. All of this learning will occur through play, some of which can be transferred to your child. This group is for parents of children under age 6.

Dates: Jan 9 to Mar 13, 2019 (10 weeks)

Please contact us to register.

Young Parents

A group for parents aged 19 and under. Parents have the opportunity to connect with one another to share successes and struggles. The weekly group is a combination of parent education and/or a community activity

Thursdays

Please contact Dianne to register: 250.545.3572, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managing Conflict in the Family

Conflict and anger are normal parts of family relationships at times. This program provides information, skills, and practice for parents wanting to decrease conflict in their home. We will focus on managing our own anger, understanding our children's anger, learning and practicing communication skills and resolving conflict.

Dates:

Men's Group: Nov 2018, Mar 2019, Jun 2019

Womens's Group: Jan 2019, Apr 2019

Couples Group: Feb 2019, May 2019

Co-parenting group: To be announced

Please contact Shelly to register: 250.545.3572, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parents of Children with Special Needs

This ongoing support group discusses parenting concerns and strategies to better handle behavioural challenges.

Every second Wednesday: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Please contact Kyleigh to register: 250.545.3572, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fathering Group

Dad's can learn about the "Father's role" in the ever-changing, modern family, building relationships with your children, communication, and understanding how your children develop. Topics include building relationships with your children, communication and understanding how your children develop

Please contact Rob to register: 250.545.3572 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parenting a Child with ADHD

Children with ADHD may be sensitive, or intelligent, but they may also be impulsive, easily distracted and unorganized. Parents of children with this disorder often feel confused and challenged by their children’s behaviours and reactions.

This 12 hour program for parents (of children 4 – 12 yrs) allows parents to :

explore the diagnosis of ADHD
review typical vs. ADHD behaviours
learn about development and behaviours
learn effective parenting tools
learn helpful strategies for success at school

Dates: Feb 2019

Please contact Shelly to register: 250.545.3572 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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