Foundations for Harmonious Families: A 10 week parenting course Children for Better Future will be hosting a 10-week parenting course in Penticton on how to build and enhance positive and cooperative family relationships; nurture a happy and stable family life; and guide children and youth to make balanced, healthy life choices.
We will cover four main areas in the course:
Creating a family “mission and vision” that will foster family unity in the face of daily life pressures, difficult family history and/or other challenging situations in a way that will support stability and emotional connectedness.
Developing a strong relationship between the parents allows optimal support for the children, and a renewed a sense of calm, better mental health, and happiness for the long term. Separated parents will learn to improve communication and cooperation and maintain a consistent upbringing for their children.
Concrete strategies to support the development of children’s self esteem and identity, as well as their empathy and problem-solving skills. This will foster a strong resilience in children’s emotional stability, help build character, and provide them with tools to deal with bullying.
Creating clear limitations for unhealthy habits that may affect the family members in negative ways, like overuse of screen time, unhealthy eating habits, drugs and alcohol, etc. There will also be a strong focus on creating balance between pressures from work, school, technology, the media, peers and society with family values and time.
The Instructors: Orit Cooper has a Bachleor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences and is a certified parenting consultant by the Adler Institute. She has over twenty five years of experience supporting families in various local and international communities and organizations.
Yam Cooper is an author and educator who is active in creating and leading holistic and diverse programs for all ages which center around self-development, creativity, and community.
Please check in with us for further details and start dates!