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Upcoming parenting workshops offered to SD 63 Parents/Guardians

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Upcoming parenting workshops offered to SD 63 Parents/Guardians
by Theresa Hait - Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 10:56 AM

Back by popular demand!  

COPACs is pleased to offer SD 63 parents/guardians a series of workshops hosted by local parenting educator and counsellor, Dr. Allison Rees.  

Parenting can be a hard job and Dr. Rees has been offering life changing skills and knowledge to Victoria families since 1991. 

Last year's COPAC-sponsored workshop with Dr. Rees was a big success!  54 families from across the district attended and 78% found the session very helpful and 90% said that they would definitely attend a future session. Well here's your chance!

Sessions are free, scheduled throughout the school year over MS Teams and are helpful for parents/guardians of kids of all ages. 

Please register for each session individually by emailing

About the Sessions
1. Who Are You Parenting?  - Thurs, Nov 18 - 7:00-9:00 pm
Understanding developmental stages and temperament that many folks don’t understand.

In this workshop, we focus on individual differences in temperament, the master blue print of all people. Once you understand this material along with the developmental stages, you will probably view your child differently for the rest of your life.

2. Sidestepping the Power Struggle  - Mon, Jan 17 - 7:00-9:00 pm

Taking the guesswork out of many parenting concerns. 

In this workshop, we focus on practical solutions to questions like "Do consequences work, if so when and how?", "How do we get kids to take responsibility?",  "How do we get out of the negative relationship patterns like nagging and power struggles?". Great information for parents with children of any age

3. Effective Communication Skills for Everyone - Tues, Feb 22 - 7:00-9:00 pm

Effective communication is a game changer. 

In this workshop you will learn about helping children to deal with their feelings and help your child attain a positive self image. You can also gain cooperation in your family without nagging and the knowledge and tools are for communicating with adults too!.

4. Boundaries – Hidden Patterns, Building Resilience and Boundaries - Thrus, April 28 - 7:00-9:00 pm

Maintaining healthy boundaries and relationships

It’s important not only to respect  children’s boundaries, it’s also essential to set our own firm boundaries for our children. In this workshop we will talk about those invisible lines around responsibility and relationships.  When parents gain clarity of boundaries, the guesswork is taken out of parenting and setting limits.

About Dr. Allison Rees

Dr. Allison Rees has been teaching LIFE Seminars courses since 1991. Tens of thousands of parents and Web Head Shot Warm (2)professionals have attended these popular courses in Victoria.  Allison is the trusted voice of parent education.

She has co-authored two books, Sidestepping the Power Struggle and The Parent Child Connection and has written countless articles for various magazines.   Allison has been featured as the expert on various television programs and was the co-host of the Island Parent Radio Show for twelve years.