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Circle of Security Parenting


Making Connections with your Kids

Dr. Gabor Mate has talked about "finding rest in your kids." If you have experienced sitting or being with your child and feeling as though everything is right in the world you know what this means. However, if you have not or these moments are fleeting you are not alone. This concept is difficult for most parents struggling to manage their children's emotions, behaviours and needs in conjunction with their daily responsibilities. This workshop will give you some insight into how you can strengthen your relationship with your child, improving their behaviour, emotions and connection with you as a caregiver. With an attachment focus we will briefly look at child development; how we can manage our responses and emotions as caregivers; and some strategies to approach troubling behaviour. You will be provided with some resources and their will be a few minutes at the end for questions.

Social and Emotional Skills

Social and emotional skills are pivotal in your child's ability to thrive. In this workshop series puppets, stories and interactive discussion and games are used to get your children to start thinking about and using social and emotional skills. (More in-depth information coming soon)

This 1 hour workshop addresses issues experienced by parents who have a child that may or may not have been diagnosed with an emotional or behavioural disorder (EBD). The term EBD is a blanket term used for any emotional or behavioural difficulty your child is experiencing (example: FASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc.).  Topics that will be addressed include:  the impact of stress on your well-being; issues  that are unique to parents who have a child diagnosed with an EBD; coping strategies to alleviate parental stress; resources for parents and children; and time will be left for audience questions.

Emotional and Behavioural Self-Regulation

Even children who are considered to be the most well behaved are susceptible to emotional and behavioural outbursts: yelling, screaming, crying and possibly violence. These reactions are easily noticeable, but some others are not like: withdrawing, and lack of focus. All of these responses (and more) can be addressed through helping children learn and develop self-regulation strategies. This will help them become more successful: in school, in relationships with others and as adults. These skills will ultimately help your children lead more successful lives through emotional regulation and self awareness. (more information coming soon)