Parenting For New Canadians

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Parenting For New Canadians

“This program is really good and helpful to us, each and every step in our life.” – Past Participant.

This program aims to provide New to Canada parents of children within the age range of 10 – 16 years with support for, and education about, parenting in Canada. The resources provided to participants are set up to honour their cultural background while supporting them in their roles as parents. This group revolves around approaching and overcoming challenges related to parenting while maintaining cultural values and identity in a new culture.

The six sessions will cover the following topics:
Parenting styles and values: A cross-cultural comparison
Talking with your youth: Encouragement, communication, and conflict
Boundaries and discipline: Setting and maintaining boundaries for youth
Working through family challenges: Cultural conflicts between parents and teens
Understanding peer social interactions: Bullying and fitting in
Supporting youth: Making positive decisions in and out of the home

Date: Tuesdays, October 2 – November 6
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Branch: Downtown
Fee: Free; Contact Lethbridge Family Services – Immigrant Services 403-320-1589 to register