Date: August 29, 2016

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Classes and Clinics Links

Parenting Program

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:13 PM

Parenting can be a tough job - there is no instruction manual for raising children. Our programs can help give you skills to cope with the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting. You'll also meet other parents who are dealing with the same issues.  All parenting sessions are FREE.

Parenting program descriptions:

Parenting Talk (all ages)
Parenting can be rewarding yet at times difficult and stressful. Join these very informal discussions with other parents to share ideas about what's most important to you.

Siblings Without Rivalry (all ages)
Ways to help siblings build healthy relationships, deal with conflict between them, and handle hostile feelings toward one another.

Children See, Children Learn (1 - 6 years)
Talk about real life ideas to guide your 1 - 6 year old, and to learn about positive parenting.

Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain (0 - 3 years)
Find answers to your questions on brain development. This informal session offers practical ideas on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline, and stress.

Parenting Through Each Other (0 - 18 months)
A different topic each month focusing on your child’s growth and development. Brought to you in partnership with The Ontario Early Years Centre.

Nobody's Perfect (0 - 5 years)
Discover your strengths as a parent and build new ones with the support and encouragement of other parents Weekly topics will be chosen by the group to create a unique experience.

2016 class schedule:

Call the number listed to register. FREE child care is provided for children ages 0-6 years for many sessions. Space is limited.

BRIGDEN Parenting Talk
Brigden OEYC Satellite and Best Start Hub
Brigden United Church
2420 Jane Street, Brigden
Fridays: January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13 & June 10
10 - 11 a.m.
Register: 519-892-3151
CAMLACHIE Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain
Camlachie United Church OEYC
6745 Camlachie Road, Camlachie
Monday, January 18
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9226
CORUNNA Children See, Children Learn
Corunna Best Start Child & Family Centre
St. Joseph School
535 Birchbank Drive, Corunna
Monday, January 11
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Register: 519-892-3151
FOREST Parenting Through Each Other
Forest Best Start Child & Family Centre
Kinnwood Central School
63 MacDonald Street, Forest
Mondays: January 25, February 29 & March 29
10 - 11 a.m.
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9230

Siblings Without Rivalry
Forest Best Start Child & Family Centre
Kinnwood Central School
63 MacDonald Street, Forest
Mondays: March 7, 14 & 21
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9230
PETROLIA Children See, Children Learn
Mondays: January 18 & 25
6 - 7 p.m.
Petrolia Best Start Child & Family Centre
St. Philip Catholic School
420 Queen St. Petrolia
Register: 519-882-2100
SARNIA Children See, Children Learn
Little Friends OEYC Satellite Site & Best Start Hub
295 Essex Street, Sarnia
Monday, March 21
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568

Nobody's Perfect
Little Friends OEYC Satellite Site & Best Start Hub
295 Essex Street, Sarnia
Mondays: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568

Siblings Without Rivalry
Lambton College OEYC Main Site
1457 London Road, Sarnia
Wednesday, March 2
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568 

Parenting Talk
Lambton College OEYC Main Site
1457 London Road, Sarnia
Wednesday, March 23
1 - 3 p.m.
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568
SOMBRA Children See, Children Learn
Sombra Township OEYC Satellite Site & Best Start Hub
Riverview Central School
3926 St. Clair Parkway, Port Lambton
Tuesday, February 9
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Register: 519-892-3151
WATFORD Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain
Watford Trinity Anglican Church OEYC
5331 Nauvoo Road, Watford
Wednesday, January 13
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9226

NOTE: Parenting programs are not intended for families in crisis. If you do have an urgent concern please call a public health nurse at 519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839. 

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