Parenting Teenagers

Strong Families Series: Parenting Teenagers

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help parents and guardians guide their teenage children through this often tumultuous time of life, while minimizing family conflict by striking the right balance between teenage autonomy and parent authority.

Strong Families Series: Tips & Tools for Parenting Teenagers

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Joel Pukalo, Registered Psychologist from Family Care Psychology

Parenting teenagers offers both challenges and opportunities. As teenagers seek independence, they are likely to push their boundaries in a variety of ways. While these challenges may create relational conflict, having the right tools to navigate such conflicts can create opportunities to strengthen the bond between teen and parent.

Join us this for this interactive session that provides parents with practical tips and tools to navigate challenges, improve communication and enhance their connection with their teenager.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Strong Families: Co-Parenting

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

February 28, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help separated or divorced parents and stepfamilies set themselves and their children up for success while navigating the potentially rocky terrain of co-parenting.

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Ali Wilks, certified stepfamily coach from Step by Step Mom

Going through a separation or divorce is never easy, and things become even more complicated when children are caught up in the mix. In these situations, ex-partners must set aside their differences and maintain good communication and civility for the sake of their children – which is often easier said than done.

In this session, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to learn useful strategies and develop their skillset for co-parenting: keeping an open dialogue, establishing a consistent set of household rules, maintaining a positive attitude and recognizing boundaries. Mastering these skills will help ex-partners ensure that the burdens of divorce and separation are not shouldered by their children, and that these children are able to grow up in a harmonious and balanced situation.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Strong Families Series: Empowered Parenting

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our October session will help parents bond with their children, customizing several general strategies to help them feel confident in their parenting abilities and capable of creating a cohesive family unit.

Strong Families Series: Empowered Parenting

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Parenting is hard work: sometimes no matter how hard we try, it can still be a struggle. Though every child is different, universal principles exist that can still help many parents feel empowered and able to work collaboratively with their children to create family cohesion, no matter their unique situation.

This introductory learning workshop provides an overview of these principles, and will help parents:

  • Enhance the parent-child relationship
  • Develop simple and meaningful emotional language accompanied with visuals that both parents and children can use to express and understand their emotions
  • Learn practical strategies for both children and parents that will enable them to manage their emotions and avoid potential meltdowns
  • Practice simplified reinforcement strategies to promote positive behavior proactively
  • Take home tangible resources to use with their children

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Parenting & Youth Sessions

Please follow each of these links to view the various sessions available. This info is provided by our PSD Community Support Services

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Series on Children & Teenagers

Aspire Psychological Services Inc.

B.I.L.Y. Parent & Youth Support Groups

FCSS Programs

SPYC Babysitting Course & Paint Night

Library Honour Walk