Families Matter

Ages 5-18

Ages 5-18

I was a wonderful parent before I had children.  E. Mazlish


Parenting can challenge in ways we never expected. 

Parents and children both want loving homes where trust and structure keep everyone feeling  loved and protected. 

Trying to modify the behaviour of another person is a recipe for disaster, and while one can have short term results for coercion, bribes and punishment, the relationship can be badly damaged.

There is a better way and it’s more fun.  Learning about yourself and your children through reflection and relationship is the cornerstone to a strong and healthy relationship.

Our program content is based on positive discipline and respectful communication.  These are learned skills and we can help.

Upcoming Programs

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If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

Based on the work of Joan Durrant, this eight week session addresses the roots of positive discipline, beginning with the relationship between parent and child and moving on to ages and stages of development. Learning is based on the two pillars of a strong relationship, structure and warmth.
March 28, 2018 through May 16, 2018
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

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Engaging Cooperation

How can we encourage our children to cooperate with everyday tasks? Learn strategies and tools to motivate your children and encourage cooperation with family members.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

This six week class encompasses topics such as positive discipline, children’s self-esteem, communication dynamics in the family, creating an environment of cooperation, and others. A certificate of completion after successfully completing a minimum of 5 classes, will be awarded. This program is specifically designed for parents of children 4-12.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Kids Have Stress Too

Learn how to recognize stress in children Identify the key role relationships with parents and caregivers play in helping children learn to manage stress Practice age-appropriate stress-management techniques that help teach children to relax and become more resilient Learn effective ways to promote positive emotional development and self-regulation in young children

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz