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.

Love and Logic

Are you too firm, or too lax a parent? Learn to raise children that are confident, motivated, and ready for the real world! This program offers parents an approach to parenting that offers a balance of love, mutual respect, and to be accountable. For parents of children ages 6 and up.

Dates: November 2017

Please contact us to register.

Without Spanking or Spoiling


This group provides the opportunity for parents to find middle ground between too much and too little discipline. Parents will learn ways to guide their children's behaviour in age appropriate ways.

Dates: Sept 12th to Oct 10th, 2017 (5 weeks)

Please contact us to register.

1,2,3,4 Parents

Learn how your child develops, including language, building strong bonds, non-violent discipline, consequences, and providing choices. For parents of children ages 1 to 4.

Dates: May 2018

Please contact us to register.

Infant Massage

Learn to nurture your baby (age 0-12 months) through touch, while meeting other new parents in a small environment.

Dates: Oct 16th to Nov 27th, 2017 (6 weeks)

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.

Dates: Oct 17th to Nov 21st, 2017 (6 weeks)

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, non-violent discipline, self-esteem building, family talks and stopping power struggles between parent and child.

Dates: February 2018 (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:

Oct 9th to Oct 31st, 2017

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: Oct 2017, Jan 2018, and Apr 2018 (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: Sept 26th to Dec 5th, 2017, and Feb 27th to May 15th, 2018 (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 9th to Mar 13, 2018 (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

Tuesdays and 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 2017, Mar 2018, Jun 2018
Womens's Group: Sept 2017, Jan 2018, Apr 2018
Couples Group: Oct 2017, Feb 2018, May 2018

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.

 

The Dad's 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.

Dates: Sept 19th to Oct 24th, 2017 (6 weeks)

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: Oct 3rd to Nov 7th, 2017 (6 weeks)

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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