Parent Support

Support Services and Advice for Parents


"My Parent Educator showed me different ways to influence children positively. She reminded me and sent me down the right path to be the best for the children. She provided ideas to change their negative behaviors to help them grow up to be a positive model in the world. The children's behavior has changed a lot for the better because of my Parent Educator's help and understanding." - Past Participant

We offer free and confidential parenting support to all parents and those in parenting roles. We have a multi-disciplinary team of parenting professionals, who have real-life parent experience. Our approach is strengths-based, positive, practical and compassionate. We know its not easy being a parent in today's world and sometimes we all need a little help.

Our parent consultations are a great place to start. These consultations offer an opportunity to meet at Family Centre with one of our friendly, knowledgable staff to gather more information, learn new strategies, find out about Family Centre programs, community resources and feel supported. Here are some of the topics you might want to consult on:

Positive Parenting Allowances
Potty Training Communication
Anger (Yours or Your Child's) Sibling Rivalry
Anxiety Separation / Divorce
Bullying Abuse
Making Friends Conflict / Fighting
Dealing with Entitlement Autism / FASD / ADHD / Other Brain-based Disorders
Consequences Bedtime
Emotion-Coaching Using Charts
Temparment Teenagers
Feelings Blended Families
Self-Regulation Parenitng Your Grandchildren
Self-Esteem / Worth Child Development
Tempertantrums Discipline
And More!!  

In addition to our initial parent consultation, we also offer ongoing support depending on your needs. This might include individual Triple P or Stepping Stones or it might be more general parenting support. You can talk more about this at your consultation.

If you are interested in a parent consultation, please leave a message for our intake worker at Family Centre, 403-320-4232 ext: 240. The intake worker will respond to all voice messages detailing a name and phone number no later than the next business day. The intake worker will review your current situation to determine which staff, program or service best meets your needs. Human service professionals, please check out the details on how to make a supported referral to Family Centre.

Individuals interested in receiving parent support can access our Parent Support Handbook, which provides information on what to expect, confidentiality and other information. We encourage you to review this handbook.

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Fall / Winter Starts September 1st

Mon.-Thurs. - 8:30am-8:30pm
Friday - 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday - 8:30am-Noon

Summer Starts July 1st

Mon.-Fri. - 8:30am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm
Evening hours resume on September 1st.

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