Parenting Together: A group for parents of kids with ADHD

Parenting a child with ADHD can be challenging . . . . on a good day! We know that it can feel isolating and worrisome to see your child struggle in ways that their peers do not. While parenting your child with ADHD is often challenging, it doesn’t have to be lonely. Come join us for coffee and an opportunity to share with, and hear from, other parents of kids and teens with ADHD. 

This group aims to help parents of kids with ADHD connect. We create a compassionate, non-judgemental space for parents to share their experiences and support other parents who struggle similarly.

FOR: Parents of kids & teens with ADHD
DATES:
Wednesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 24
Wednesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 21
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
COST: $50/4 sessions
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2

 

Feeling Safe Enough to Change: How to Raise a Resilient Teen

Growth mindset, grit, and resilience are some of the most popular -- and puzzling -- concepts in education and developmental science today. While there are countless resources and programs telling us the benefits of having a growth mindset or being gritty, what's less clear is exactly how to develop these traits in meaningful, sustainable ways.

Drawing on her research studies on growth mindset and resilience at Harvard University, Andrea Poile, will break down the common misconceptions surrounding growth mindset, grit, and resilience. Participants will leave with practical strategies to develop resilience in their adolescent children, as well as themselves.

FOR: Parents of teens
DATES: TBD
TIME: TBD
COST: TBD
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2

Supporting a Child with Anxiety

Parents of children who struggle with anxiety often feel overwhelmed by their children's emotions, and are unsure how to help. This workshop will teach parents about the development of anxiety in children. Participants will learn strategies to support their children, as well as practical tools to help children build skills to overcome their fears.

FOR: Parents
DATES: TBD
TIME: TBD
COST: TBD
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2

Emotion Regulation in Teens

This workshop is designed for parents of teens with intense emotions who struggle to keep their anger, anxiety or sadness under control, and often engage in maladaptive behaviour. Parents will learn about the teenage brain and the development of emotion regulation. Practical skills will be taught to help parents understand, connect, and communicate more effectively with their teen.

FOR: Parents of teens
DATES: TBD
TIME: TBD
COST: TBD
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2

Emotion Regulation in Children

Are you the parent of a child who struggles to regulate their emotions and is often misunderstood as a result? This workshop is designed for parents of school-aged children with difficulty tolerating and expressing their feelings, leading to outbursts or other displays of intense emotion. Parents will learn about emotion dysregulation in children and the role of environmental and biological factors. Practical strategies to support children in understanding and managing their feelings and improving behaviour will be shared and discussed.

FOR: Parents of school-aged children
DATES: TBD
TIME: TBD
COST: TBD
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2

Executive Functioning 101: A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Through demonstration and hands-on activities, participants will learn cutting-edge, practical strategies to better support their children’s executive functioning at home and at school.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

An overview of the executive function skills and why they matter
How executive function skills typically develop across childhood and adolescence
Spotting executive dysfunction “red flags”—and when it’s just growing up
Executive functioning and special needs (e.g. ADHD, LDs, anxiety, etc.)
Discussing your child’s executive functioning with teachers and professionals
Practical strategies for home and school that parents can implement tomorrow
Participants will also leave with a comprehensive list of resources so they can continue investigating beyond the workshop.

Who should come: Parents, Teachers and Practitioners new to executive functioning and interested in learning more.

FOR: Parents and professionals
DATES: TBD
TIME: TBD
COST: TBD
VENUE: The Red Oak Centre, 446 Spadina Road Suite 206 M5P 3M2