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Parenting Program

Where good parents become great parents!

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:48 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.

Alvinston: Parenting Matters
Tuesday, May 5; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Alvinston Best Start Child & Family Centre - Brooke Central School, 7989 Brooke Line
519-847-5165 ext. 21

Brigden: Parenting Matters
Fridays, April 10, May 8, June 12; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m
OEYC Outreach - Camlachie United Church,
6784 Camlachie Rd.
519-892-3151
Corunna: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
Wednesday, May 20; 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Corunna Best Start Child & Family Centre - St. Joseph Catholic School, 535 Birchbank Dr.
519-892-3151
Forest: Parenting Through Each Other
Mondays: April 27, May 25 & June 15; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Forest Best Start Child & Family Centre - Kinnwood Central School, 63 MacDonald St.
519-786-6161 ext. 230
Forest: How to Talk so Kids will Listen
Thursdays: Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 9, 16; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Forest Best Start Child & Family Centre - Kinnwood Central School, 63 MacDonald St.
519-786-6161 ext. 230
Petrolia: Siblings Without Rivalry
Tuesdays: April 21 & 28; 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Petrolia Best Start Child & Family Centre - St. Philip Catholic School, 420 Queen St.
519-882-2100
Sarnia: Good Discipline Good Kids
Thursdays, March 26 & April 2; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ontario Early Years Centre (Main Site) - Lambton College North Building, 1457 London Rd.
519-383-8331 ext. 3568
Sarnia: Parenting Matters
Mondays, March 30 April 13 & 20; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sarnia St. Clair Child & Youth Family drop in,
180 North College Ave.
519-337-7811
Sarnia: Siblings Without Rivalry
Thursdays, May 7 & 14; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ontario Early Years Centre (Main Site) - Lambton College North Building, 1457 London Rd.
519-383-8331 ext. 3568
Sarnia: Nobody's Perfect
Mondays, May 25 & June 1, 8, 15 & 22; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Little Friends OEYC Satellite Site and Best Start Hub,
295 Essex St.
519-383-8331 ext. 3568
Sarnia: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
Wednesdays, April 29 & May 6, 13, 20; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ontario Early Years Centre (Main Site) - Lambton College North Building, 1457 London Rd.
519-383-8331 ext. 3568
Sombra: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
Tuesday, May 26; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Sombra Township OEYC Satellite Site and Best Start Hub
River Central School, 3926 St. Clair Parkway
519-892-3151
Sombra: Building Resilience in Young Children
Tuesdays, March 31 & April 7; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Sombra Township OEYC Satellite Site and Best Start Hub - River Central School, 3926 St. Clair Parkway
519-892-3151

 

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.

Sibling 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.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen (all ages)
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.

Parenting Through Each Other
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.

Building Resilience in Young Children
Join a Public Health Nurse to discuss ways to boost your child’s ability to bounce back from life’s challenges. Based on the Best Start Booklet “Building Resilience in Young Children.”

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children (0 - 6 years)
Join a Public Health Nurse to discuss challenges and ways to modify parent interactions in order to meet a preschooler's emotional needs. It is based on the book, How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, by Gerald Newmark PhD.

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.

Good Discipline Good Kids (ages 4 and 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 cover topics such as communication, discipline, building self-esteem, and co-operation.


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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