Char-Lan hosts parenting program
Parents of teenagers will benefit from the new Positive Parenting Program, which provides guidance on how to deal with common developmental periods of a child’s life.
Char-Lan Recreation Centre at 19740 John Street in Williamstown will host free workshops as part of the “My Triple P” program from Tuesday, March 3 to Tuesday, May 5. Sessions focus on helping families who may be facing difficulties with their teenaged children, aged 12 to 17.
Parents and caregivers will attend six face- to-face, in-class sessions. Organizers are asking parents to register in advance by calling: 1-844-362-8593 or visiting: mytriplep.ca.
Topics include dealing with disobedience, developing good bedtime routines and understanding the power of positive parenting.
Sessions will offer strategies
Parents will learn how to work through problems in their relationships with their teenaged children, such as how to avoid using criticism or isolation to try to solve a dispute. Sessions run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Group Triple P workshops will provide families a more “in-depth look into parenting strategies” that help prevent the kind of problems that may be making their family life stressful.
Parents will be able to meet with other parents dealing with similar challenges in a supportive group setting.
The Triple P program is provided through the Healthy Families Coalition of Eastern Ontario. A number of partnering community agencies also help make the program available throughout Eastern Ontario.