Education Session | Positive Parenting & Teens
This program is offered virtually through the webinar format. This program is offered virtually and open to non GCGT members.Register
This session will focus on the importance of positive parenting – a way of proactively supporting teenagers ‘ emotional needs, which will help to ward off misbehaviours and the ever-so-common, oh-so-exhausting, power struggle.
We will discuss how to be more aware and mindful of your own triggers and ways to self-regulate to be the parent you want to be.
We will learn about the usual pitfalls parents get into when teens test our limits and patience – and why those common parenting practices (consequences and threats) often don’t work in the long-run. And lastly, we will dive into some tangible tools and mindset shifts to bring into your parenting journey, helping promote a happier, calmer, more connected family life.
Amy (she/her) holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth and Family Development from the University of Guelph, as well as a Masters of Social Work from Tel Aviv University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, Early Childhood Educator, and a member of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. Amy has a wealth of experience and passion for working with children and families who are coping with various life stressors. She has been trained in planning and implementing creative therapeutic interventions for children with various social, emotional and behavioural concerns.
Amy takes a strengths-based, client-centred approach. She is able to connect with children of all ages and developmental levels by incorporating play-based cognitive-behavioural therapies to capture the essence of childhood. She engages parents throughout the therapeutic process to build attachment and encourage positive parenting within the home.
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