Parenting Skills Classes

Programs that teach skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behaviour and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviours including whining, temper tantrums, disobedience, insolence and destructiveness. Some parenting skills development programs utilize a step-by-step approach for managing specific problems and may incorporate application at home of techniques that were discussed and practiced in the classroom setting. Other programs may offer participatory family workshops which provide opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice methods for dealing with one another under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Most training programs teach the parent a particular way of talking and relating to their children that reinforces positive behaviours and communication and decreases negative behaviours while supporting the development of a relationship that is built on fairness, mutual caring and respect.



The program brings parents, children, caregivers and entire families together through the development of specific skills to build resilient families where children and youth feel supported.

Offers support groups for the Hamilton community

Offers drop-in and multiple week programs on a variety of topics to support and help improve parental skills offered in various locations. Contact or visit website for details on the programs offered at each location.

Offers programming to help fathers improve their relationships with their children. Programs are offered in 16 weekly sessions

Topics include:

A 10-week skill-development program offered to parents and caregivers in weekly two-hour sessions. The program concentrates on developing positive parenting skills that nurtures the child’s growth throughout all developmental stages.

Nine week program that runs four times a year. Promotes positive parenting, family support, and healthy child development.

A community day treatment program  for women who are pregnant or mothering young children and have substance addictions. Women attend once a week with their children. Provides the opportunity to access addiction and parenting services based on individual needs.

Provides educational courses and skills training workshops to the community on a variety of topics, including parenting, child development, and child and youth mental health issues.

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