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Parenting Program

Where good parents become great parents!

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, August 28, 2015 11:07 AM

Why Join a Parenting Session:

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. We hope to see you soon!

Parenting sessions are always FREE.

Parenting Sessions Schedule:

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

2015 Dates:

 Call the number listed to register.

BRIGDEN: Parenting Matters
Fridays: September 11, October 9 & November 13
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Brigden OEYC Satellite and Best Start Hub
Brigden United Church
2420 Jane Street, Brigden
Register: 519-892-3151

SARNIA: Parenting Matters
Wednesday, November 4
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Coronation Park Day Nursery
1014 Oak Street, Sarnia
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568

CAMLACHIE: Parenting Matters
Monday, October 19
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Camlachie United Church OEYC
6745 Camlachie Road, Camlachie
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9226

SARNIA: Nobody's Perfect
Mondays: November 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Little Friends OEYC Satellite Site and Best Start Hub
295 Essex Street, Sarnia
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568

CORUNNA: Siblings Without Rivalry
Mondays: October 26 & November 2
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Corunna Best Start Child & Family Centre
St. Joseph Catholic School
535 Birchbank Drive, Corunna
Register: 519-892-3151

SARNIA: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen

Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29 & November 5
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Lambton College OEYC Main Site
1457 London Road, Sarnia
Register: 519-383-8331 ext. 3568

CORUNNA: Adjusting to Parenthood

Monday, September 21
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Corunna Best Start Child & Family Centre
St. Joseph Catholic School
535 Birchbank Drive, Corunna
Register: 519-892-3151

SOMBRA: Siblings Without Rivalry
Tuesday, November 10
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sombra Township OEYC Satellite Site and Best Start Hub
Riverview Central School
3926 St. Clair Parkway, Port Lambton
Register: 519-892-3151

FOREST: Parenting Through Each Other
Mondays: September 21, October 26, November 30 & December 21
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Forest Best Start Child & Family Centre
Kinnwood Central School
63 MacDonald St., Forest
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 9230

WATFORD: Parenting Matters
Wednesday, October 14
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Watford Trinity Anglican Church OEYC
5331 Nauvoo Road, Watford
Register: 519-786-6161 ext. 922


Parenting Program Descriptions

Parenting Matters (all ages)

Parenting can be rewarding yet at times difficult and stressful. Join these very informal discussions with a Public Health Nurse and other parents to share ideas about what's most important to you.

Adjusting to Parenthood (0 - 12 months)

Join a Public Health Nurse from Lambton Public Health and Children's Mental Health Professional from St. Clair Child and Youth to facilitate discussion about attachment, relationships, and postpartum adjustment concerns.

Siblings Without Rivalry (all ages)

Join a Public Health Nurse to discuss ways to help siblings build their healthy relationships, deal with conflict between them, and handle hostile feelings toward one another.

Parenting Through Each Other (0 - 18 months)

Each month there will be a different topic focusing on your child’s growth and development. Brought to you in partnership with The Ontario Early Years Centre.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen (ages 4 & up)

This program deals with issues and parenting skills necessary to equip parents of school-aged children. An interactive video presentation and informal discussions with Public Health Nurses covers topics such as communication, discipline, building self-esteem, co-operation.

Nobody's Perfect (0 - 5 years)

Discover your strengths as a parent and build new ones with the support and encouragement of other parents and a Public Health Nurse. Weekly topics will be chosen by the group to create a unique experience.

NOTE: Parenting Programs are not intended for family 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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