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The Digital Dilemma for Parents of Children 2-7 Private Offering for Imperial Oil/Esso Staff

January 25th (Tuesday) 12:00pm – 1:00pm

There is no magical formula to calculate how much screen time is healthy or problematic. As parents, you try to navigate the “latest” learning about screen time. In this class we proceed on the premise that each participant makes their own determination around what works for their family. We offer communication tools that help you resolve conflict around screens for young children.

*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 25, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adult Participant : 66/80

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Helping Young People Thrive in a Stressed Out World for Parents of Children Ages 7 to 12

January 25th (Tuesday) 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This class give parents the tools & stress management strategies to help their children learn to recognize and manage their stress and emotions.  They will learn how to cope with stress and to better express their feelings & emotions, promoting social-emotional development & self-regulation.

Learn about stress from a child’s point of view as well as your own stress response, coping skills & the positive effect of taking time for self-care.

This class is from “Kids Have Stress Too! – Strong Minds, Strong Kids” –  Psychology Canada

This class is being presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 25, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adult Participant : 32/50

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The Digital Dilemma for Parents of Children 7-12 Private Offering for Imperial Oil/Esso Staff

January 26th (Wednesday) 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Managing screen time becomes more complicated as children get older, as screens are enmeshed in almost every aspect of a child’s life – from school, social, home, entertainment, creativity. As parents, we want to have a hands-on approach while making sure our kids have balance. In this class we discuss ideas to help our children learn to manage screen time. We discuss ways to set limits and how to approach this. We will learn ways to focus on communication and not on control. Each family will know what they are comfortable with and what works best for them and their child.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone. 

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 26, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adult Participant : 57/80

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Postpartum Information and Support for Partners

January 31st & February 7th (Mondays) 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PPD affects the entire family. We invite the partner’s to join us for two nights in order to better understand postpartum difficulties, depression and anxiety.  Participants will learn strategies that can help Mom feel better. We discuss communication skills and ways that they can support themselves to better support their families. Getting better—getting through it stronger than before. This program is limited to 12 participants and facilitated by Jory & Amanda McMillian, who have experienced PPD and will share how to effectively move through this. Join us for this free program.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

#3404 25th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dates

January 31, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 07, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adult Participant : 1/12

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Helping Young People Thrive in a Stressed Out World for Parents of Children Ages 7 to 12

January 31st – February 21st (Mondays) 6:30pm – 8:30pm

For parents & caregivers of children ages 7 to 12

These classes give parents the tools & stress management strategies to help their children learn to recognize and manage their stress and emotions.  They will learn how to cope with stress and to better express their feelings & emotions, promoting social-emotional development & self-regulation.

Learn about stress from a child’s point of view as well as your own stress response, coping skills & the positive effect of taking time for self-care.

These classes are from “Kids Have Stress Too! – Strong Minds, Strong Kids” –  Psychology Canada

These classes are being presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

January 31, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 07, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 14, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 21, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adult Participant : 6/12

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How to Talk So Kids 7-12 Will Listen (Online)

February 1st – March 1st  (Tuesdays)  7:00pm – 9:00pm

It’s hard to be a kid. It’s hard to be an adult responsible for that kid. And it’s really hard to think about effective communication when the toast is burning, the baby is crying and you’re exhausted. Help is on the way. Join us for this five-week program to navigate and thrive in these important years. Ideal for parents of children ages 7-12 years old.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 01, 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 08, 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 15, 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 22, 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March 01, 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adult Participant : 18/20

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Peace Through Breath and Rest FEBRUARY Sessions (Online)

February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd (Tuesday Evenings) 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Open to all you hard-working, tired, and needing to unwind Mommas!

Give yourself the gift of unwinding and relaxing this month. Fill yourself back up with nourishing breath work and deep relaxation, that will help calm your nervous system and deeply rest your mind, body, and soul. All you need is to be in a quiet and comfy space with a pillow, a blanket, and a warm cup of tea. Each session will offer one breathing technique and a guided body scan meditation, into deep rest.

This set of four, one-hour classes will be guided over Zoom with Catherine Nelson-Reid, our Peaceful Parent facilitator.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 01, 2022

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 08, 2022

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 15, 2022

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 22, 2022

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Momma : 7/25

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Circle of Security Parenting (Online)

February 2nd – March 23rd (Wednesdays) 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This is an 8 class course. Minimum attendance at 7 classes is required for certificate of completion.

The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 02, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

February 09, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

February 16, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

February 23, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

March 02, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

March 09, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

March 16, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

March 23, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Adult Participant : 11/14

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Terrific Toddlers for Dads (Online)

February 2nd – March 2nd  (Wednesdays)  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Explores the normal developmental changes and challenges in children 18 months-4 years in a father-specific environment.  Topics such as normal developmental changes and challenges, understanding parenting styles and their effect on behavior, learning through play, positive discipline, avoiding power struggles, effective communication and self-esteem.  Bring your questions! Certificate upon completion.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 02, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 09, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 16, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

February 23, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

March 02, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adult Participant : 6/12

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Intentional Parenting (Online)

February 3rd (Thursday) 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Does life seem “too busy” or you “lack time” to be a better parent? We all have “quick fix” techniques we use in parenting that are only short term teaching. Let’s talk long term. We will discuss planning and prioritizing where to put our efforts to raise positive, productive children. This class supports all parents.

This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.

*If more than one caregiver will be taking the class, please register for each participant*

$ Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized

Dates

February 03, 2022

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Adult Participant : 17/20

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