Parent Support Services Society of BC


Lower Mainland and Interior Workshops and Events

 Raising Our Children: the Role of Discipline Workshop

It’s a 3-hour workshop provided to organizations, communities, parents, grandparents and caregivers in the Vancouver, Coastal and Fraser Valley regions. The workshop covers the following: understanding the very important difference between discipline and punishment; what does “discipline” mean to us as parents (or adults doing parenting role) and how we model appropriate “discipline” to our children; understanding stages of child development and its application of appropriate discipline according to child’s age and stages of her/his development; and resources available to support parents and children.

Blissful Parenting Workshop

A 2- hour workshop FREE workshop based on positive discipline techniques that can turn “bad” child behavior around immediately! Chuck Anderson has an energetic and engaging presentation style that uses the latest accelerated learning techniques and a high level of audience involvement. This training is specifically adapted to helping parents of children & teens deal with the many behavioural issues that come with the job of being a parent. Our next Blissful Parenting Workshop with Chuck Anderson will be held in the fall of 2015.

The Essence of Adolescence: Parenting Teens and Teening Parents 

IIn this overview of adolescence and parenting teens, family therapist, Max Innes, reviews some of the ideas of Dan Siegel's new book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (2014).

This workshop, for parents and their teenagers, introduces what's important about adolescence for both teens and their parents.   

The essence of the teenage years will be revealed;  The significance of this essence for adults will be considered; And some ideas for how the teenage years might be managed a little more easily by parent and teens.

Presenter - Max Innes Ph.D. (Sociology) Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

The Whole-Brain Child

Do children conspire to make their caregivers' lives endlessly challenging? "Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field; Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store; Your preschooler refuses to get dressed"

It's just their developing mind calling the shots. 

PSS presents a free introduction to The Whole-Brain Child - an approach for parents and grandparents looking for effective, nurturing and practical ways to relate with their children. 

Presenter- Max Innes Ph.D. (Sociology) Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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