Welcome to our Parent Education and Reflection (P.E.A.R) Group!
For Caregivers of Children Aged 4 - 12 Years Old
Parenting Skills that Promote Positive Mental Health
This Parent Education and Reflection (P.E.A.R.) Group is a FREE parenting program for parents and caregivers who are looking to strengthen their foundational parenting skills, address parenting challenges, and support their child’s healthy social and emotional development.
In these series of workshops, parents will receive practical information, share parenting tips, practice skills, and participate in group collaboration, reflection, and support.
About the Groups:
Level I: Growing Together
Parenting Foundations for Success at Home & School
The first four sessions of the P.E.A.R. group will focus on foundational parenting strategies that encourage secure connections, healthy child development, and positive behaviour between the caregiver and the child.
Level II: Weathering Storms
Parenting Strategies for Challenging Behaviours
The last four sessions of the P.E.A.R. group will guide caregivers to address their child’s challenging behaviors by better understanding how their child’s behavior helps communicate their child’s needs, and through the use of effective problem solving strategies and discipline techniques.
Note: Foundational parenting techniques in the first four sessions (e.g. giving parental attention, supporting healthy social and emotional development, and providing consistent family routines) set the stage for effectively managing challenging behaviors. For this reason, caregivers will be required to attend Level I before registering for Level II.
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Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness. Click to learn more.