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Mindful Parenting Strategies

April 25, 2018 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Part of a free public lecture series.

The basis of mindful parenting strategies is mindfulness, which is a form of meditation that has been practiced for centuries. More recently, mindfulness has been used as an evidence based treatment for mental health and chronic illnesses. Mindful parenting involves tuning into and feeling compassion and empathy for your own emotions and those of your child. Mindful parenting strategies teaches skills and nurtures connections in our children’s brains that will help them regulate their thoughts and behaviours.

Workshop objectives:

  • Appreciate the value of a mindful approach to parenting
  • learn how to help your child to do their best in the moment
  • Make the most of opportunities to connect with your child

Pre-register for This Event Seating is limited. Although there is no charge for admission, pre-registration is required. Please call FVB’s Mississauga office at 833-fvb-psyc (382-7792) to register.

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When Your Child Worries Too Much

May 23, 2018 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Part of a free public lecture series.

Anxiety problems in children are not uncommon and parents are often left wondering if their child’s worries are simply ‘just a stage’ or something that ‘needs clinical evaluation and intervention’. Anxiety in children takes many different forms, such as being afraid of something specific (e.g., storms/dogs), not wanting to go to school, worrying about their performance, anxiety about what other kids might think of them, worrying about something bad happening, not wanting to be away from their parents, or finding that they need to constantly repeat certain behaviours or that they get stuck on certain thoughts. In addition to their worries, many children experience physical symptoms associated with their anxiety (e.g., headaches and stomach discomfort) which leave parents puzzled as to how to intervene. This presentation, principally focused on children 6-12, will be directed toward helping parents feel more confident in successfully navigating the maze of childhood anxiety.

Workshop objectives:

  • Explore the different types of childhood anxiety
  • Understand the role of the brain and body in the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety
  • Explore strategies that children can be taught to help them cope with their anxiety
  • Discuss parenting practices that have been found to be effective in helping children cope with anxiety

Pre-register for This Event Seating is limited. Although there is no charge for admission, pre-registration is required. Please call FVB’s Mississauga office at 833-fvb-psyc (382-7792) to register.

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