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Family Meetings

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Alyson's Blog

Family Meetings have really caught on and I am so thrilled. It is an amazing communication tool and let’s everyone in the family have a chance to be heard. The rewards are plentiful! If you haven’t held your first family meeting yet, this blog post will give you all the information you need, starting with all the good that can come from starting on the family meeting path. Discover the 5 benefits of holding family meetings here!

Parent Coaching

Counselling

Counselling for Parents

Mondays 2pm-7pm & Tuesdays 9am-4pm

Office or Skype sessions available

If you would like to learn more about booking a counselling session with me, please send an email to hello@alysonschafer.com

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens

Workshop

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens

January 25, 2020

Holland Bloorview, 150 Kilgour Rd, East York, ON M4G 1R8

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens: refresh your parenting approach and learn new skills for the novel challenges of raising teens in 2020.

In this workshop, designed for parents of children aged 9 – 19, parents will learn the changes that happen in this unique 10-year span of life called “adolescence”. Parents will discover new parenting approaches and skills to keep their relationship strong during this tumultuous time of change and prepare their child for a successful launch into adulthood.

We will cover:

  • * Developmental changes and psychological issues
  • * Switching parenting styles from teacher to coach
  • * Communication and problem-solving skills to end power struggles and keep your relationship open, harmonious and close
  • * Reducing high-risk behaviour
  • * Navigating social media, gaming and technology
  • * Discuss the personal issues you bring to the class

Family Meetings

Information

Alyson's Blog

Family Meetings have really caught on and I am so thrilled. It is an amazing communication tool and let’s everyone in the family have a chance to be heard. The rewards are plentiful! If you haven’t held your first family meeting yet, this blog post will give you all the information you need, starting with all the good that can come from starting on the family meeting path. Discover the 5 benefits of holding family meetings here!

More details here!

Parent Coaching

Counselling

Counselling for Parents

Mondays 2pm-7pm & Tuesdays 9am-4pm

Office or Skype sessions available

If you would like to learn more about booking a counselling session with me, please send an email to hello@alysonschafer.com

More details here!

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens

Workshop

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens

January 25, 2020

Holland Bloorview, 150 Kilgour Rd, East York, ON M4G 1R8

Parenting Strategies for Tweens and Teens: refresh your parenting approach and learn new skills for the novel challenges of raising teens in 2020.

In this workshop, designed for parents of children aged 9 – 19, parents will learn the changes that happen in this unique 10-year span of life called “adolescence”. Parents will discover new parenting approaches and skills to keep their relationship strong during this tumultuous time of change and prepare their child for a successful launch into adulthood.

We will cover:

  • * Developmental changes and psychological issues
  • * Switching parenting styles from teacher to coach
  • * Communication and problem-solving skills to end power struggles and keep your relationship open, harmonious and close
  • * Reducing high-risk behaviour
  • * Navigating social media, gaming and technology
  • * Discuss the personal issues you bring to the class

More details here!

Parenting Advice

Best Parenting Practices

How to’s on allowance, family meetings, chores and more.

Common Misbehaviours

How to respond to misbehaviours children typically display.

Modern Family Life

Alyson offers help with tech, drugs, homework, bullying & mor…

Development & Personality

Learn about Adler’s theory, mental health, developing self est…

Parenting Resources

Alyson shares her favourite links and book recommendations. …

Tip of the week

Don't Let Them Stay Up Late!

It’s time we open our eyes and take a critical look at how sleep starved our children are and how it’s hurting them. Children are averaging an hour less sleep compared to 30 years go. And they’re definitely getting less than what sleep experts recommend. I wrote an article for HuffPost Canada Parents discussing the impact of sleep deprivation. The bottom line is that we aren’t doing our kids any favours by letting them stay up late! Have a read!

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Family Fight Night

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About Alyson

B.Sc, MA Counselling, OACCPP Alyson Schafer is a family counsellor, TV personality, columnist, spokesperson, educator and consultant. She is one of Canada’s most notable parenting experts. Alyson is the resident expert on these national outlets: HuffPost ParentsThe Marilyn Denis Show, CTV News Channel and CanadaAm. She is the best selling author of Breaking The Good Mom Myth and Honey, I Wrecked The Kids and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin’.  Her books have been translated into Russian, Korean, Bulgarian and Chinese.  She is an international speaker including the inaugural TEDxKids in Belgium, and recent speaking tours in Uruguay and Bulgaria.