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Parenting Workshops & Events

The Archdiocese of Vancouver offers a number of parenting workshops and events throughout the year.

Here are a few of the upcoming events:

Cultivating Caring Children:
The Roots of Social Responsibility, by Dr. Deborah McNamara

We all desire caring and considerate children but there is much confusion regarding how to get there. This presentation addresses the developmental roots of these highly held virtues and the negative effects that prevailing parenting practices have on caring. It will focus on how parents and teachers can best cultivate these characteristics and social responsibility as a whole.

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and has over 20 years experience as a counsellor and teacher working in educational and community mental health settings. She writes for a number of newsletters, parenting magazines, blogs, and is interviewed for radio talk shows. She is a dynamic teacher who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent to human maturation (or: who takes developmental science and makes it come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom).

St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School presents a new Parenting Series for 2017 – 2018, starting Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7–9 p.m. at 1370 W 73rd Ave, Vancouver.

Helping Your Children in the Age of Distraction

Video games, online gaming, social media and all things electronic are here to stay with both positive and negative outcomes. How do we help children (and adults) cope with the ever-increasing culture of distraction? What can we do to counteract negative outcomes?

This presentation will explore what happens to our brains with the constant bombardment of distractions and provides concrete ideas on what parents and teachers can do to counteract negative outcomes.

Presented by Emi Garzitto on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge. Cost: $10.