Power to Parent: The Vital Connection

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Parents and caregivers of children 0-18 are invited to join this upcoming eight-session parenting series. This course delivers the best that developmental science has to offer to those who matter most in the lives of children – parents and those who support them.

The Vital Connection is the first of a three-part Power To Parent series designed by developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld (Hold Onto Your Kids) as core material for understanding the parent child relationship. Each of the eight-sessions will include a video presentation by Gordon Neufeld, followed by facilitated discussion with Dayna Davis.

The goal of this material is to restore parents to their natural intuition and support them to work in tandem with innate developmental processes. One of the foundational ideas of the course is that our “power to parent” lies in a well-established working attachment between child and parent. All insights into “what to do” with the child are seen through the lenses of development and right relationship.

The basic attachment and developmental needs of children are uncovered so parents can become the answer to these needs. Challenging problems are explained in such a way that root problems can be addressed.

Some of the many topics addressed include:
*dealing with resistance and oppositionality in children
*addressing the roots of aggression
*preventing being replaced by competing attachments
*disciplining in ways that do not divide
*addressing separation problems and anxieties
*raising children who are capable of deep and fulfilling relationships
*dealing with kids who seek to dominate instead of depend on their parents

The Power to Parent series had its beginnings in a parent discussion group that grew out of popular demand from young parents who took Dr. Neufeld`s university courses on developmental psychology and parent-child relations. It gradually evolved into an eight-session evening course called Making Sense of Kids that was in high demand by parents and professionals in the Vancouver area for many years. Because of Dr. Neufeld`s widespread international reputation, pressure mounted to film the course and make it available to others. The result is the Power to Parent series, a three-part trilogy of eight session courses.

Dayna Davis will facilitate the Vital Connection course on Cortes Island. Dayna is completing a facilitator-training program with The Neufeld Institute and will offer this course as part of her practicum requirements.

This series is offered in partnership with the Cortes Community Health Association Family Support Program with financial support from Success By Six.

Time: 10am – 12noon

Dates: Saturdays
Jan 20 and Jan 27
Feb 3 and Feb 24
March 3 and Mar 10
April 21 and April 28

Fees: By donation.

Childcare: By donation, please pre-register.

Location: Manson’s Hall

Inquiries & Registration: cortesfsc@gmail.com

Love & Limits Monthly Discussion November 11

Parents and caregivers are invited to join monthly gatherings to discuss parenting and child development. Last month we had a lovely discussion, informed by topics that individual parents brought to the table. There is no “presentation” component to these gatherings. It is simply a chance to gather with other parents, sip tea and talk about ideas, challenges and successes related to parenting.

Saturday November 11
Manson’s Hall
10:30am – 12:00pm
Please RSVP for childcare by donation at cortesfsc@gmail.com or 935-8558.

Dayna Davis will facilitate discussion based on questions and interests of those in attendance. Some possible areas of focus may be be discipline, screen time, play, bedtime and eating challenges, anxiety and bullying.

Dayna Davis has 30 years experience working with children. She has been offering Love and Limits parenting classes for 3 years and is a student in the Facilitation Training Program at The Neufeld institiute. She brings an attachment / developmental based approach to parenting and working with children.

Sponsored by Cortes Family Support SCCA and Success by Six.

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Love & Limits — Monthly Parent Discussion Group

This is the first meeting of our Cortes monthly parenting discussion group.

Saturday October 14
Manson’s Hall
10:30am – 12:00pm
Please RSVP for childcare by donation at cortesfsc@gmail.com or 935-8558.

Dayna Davis will facilitate discussion based on questions and interests of those in attendance. Some possible areas of focus may be be discipline, screen time, play, bedtime and eating challenges, anxiety and bullying.

During this first meeting we will choose topics for subsequent meetings throughout the fall and winter.

Dayna Davis has 30 years experience working with children. She has been offering Love and Limits parenting classes for 3 years and is a student in the Facilitation Training Program at The Neufeld institiute. She brings an attachment / developmental based approach to parenting and working with children.

Sponsored by Cortes Family Support SCCA and Success by Six.

Household Disaster Preparedness

The more that residents can take care of themselves after a major emergency, the more that resources can be directed to restoring services. Learn how to help yourself, your family, your co-workers and your neighbours in the first week and beyond following a disaster.

Presented by Shaun Koopman, Strathcona Regional District Emergency Services Coordinator

Friday, September 15
10:30-12:30pm
Pioneer Room, Manson’s Hall

Free. Space is limited. Please pre-register.
RSVP for childcare by donation.
250-935-8558, cortesfsc@gmail.com

2017 Wellness Fair ~ Thursday, May 25

Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 25
12:30 – 3:00
Manson’s Hall

Facepainting
Tobacco & Vapour Reduction
Speech Language 0 – 6yo
Dental Screening Pre-Natal – 3yo
Developmental Info 0 – 12yo
3yo & 5yo Vision Screening
5yo Hearing Screening
Women’s Resources
Ambulance Tour
Cortes and SRD Emergency Social Services

For more info or to book a free table for your wellness service or product,
contact cortesfsc@gmail.com