Alyson teaches a variety of workshops in Canada, the US, and Europe. Her entertaining style and depth of knowledge will keep you engaged.
Parenting Strategies for Tweens and TeensSaturday, Jan 25, 2020 9:00am
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
The Anxious ChildSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 9:00am
Nervous to join new groups?
Worrying about what might happen?
Constantly asking for reassurance?
Still doesn’t want to be away from you?
If this sounds familiar it sounds like you might be dealing with an anxious child. As parents, this often leads to conflicting feelings – your heart breaks for them and you want to protect them and be there for them. On the other hand, it can be exhausting and frustrating when you are constantly making accommodations. Does it feel like other families have it so much easier than you do? Anxiety can become an issue that ends up impacting the whole family. I’m here to help with strategies on how to help calm your anxious child and help them expand their comfort zone.
If you are looking for education and support as a parent or caregiver of an anxious child, this workshop is for you!