Parenting is a big job with many challenges.  It’s good to have support along the way.
At Wolseley Family Place we offer:

  • One on one  parenting assistance
  • Individual consultations on a topic of concern to the parent
  • Group parenting education classes such as:
    1. Triple P
    2. Nobody’s Perfect
    3. Handle with Care
    4. Parents Exploring Anger
    5. How to Talk so Kids will Listen

To register for classes or for more information contact us at 788-8055.

2016/2017 Parenting class schedule:

Nobody’s Perfect September 20 – October 18 Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00
Parents Exploring Anger November 8 – December 6 Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00
Handle with Care January 24 – March 14 Wednesday 1:30- 3:00
How to Talk so Kids will Listen April 18 – June 6 Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion vs self-esteem

Many parents and parenting classes emphasize the importance of building children’s sense of positive self-esteem.  We want our children to feel good about themselves, to be confidant and aware of their power.  But with a slight change in how we look at the issue we may be able to help our children be more accepting and forgiving toward themselves.

One of two things happens when we try to convince them that they are the best.  One, they believe us and don’t have realistic expectations of themselves and others.  Or two, they are pretty sure we are lying, because they don’t feel like ‘the best’.   A better teaching might be ‘You’re a great person, and when you blow it, you will be able to learn from the situation.’  Here is what Dr. Kristin Neff has found out about self-esteem in her research.

“What scientists have found may surprise you. Developing self-compassion actually beats building self-esteem in reducing anxiety and the effects of stress.   Professor Kristin Neff (University of Texas-Austin) is a pioneer in self-compassion research. She defines self-compassion as consisting of three key parts:

  • self-kindness – being gentle and understanding with ourselves as opposed to being harsh and overly critical;
  • recognition of common humanity – feeling connected with others on the road of life instead of feeling isolated in our suffering
  • mindfulness – viewing our experience in a balanced way instead of minimizing or exaggerating it.”

This information comes from the website ‘Reaching In. . . Reaching Out’ in their newsletter – Issue 37

Upcoming Events

  • April 26, 2018Drop-in 9:00-4:00
  • April 26, 2018Healthy Start (Pre-natal) 1:30-3:30
  • April 26, 2018New Realities Workshop (Fine Lines) 9:00-12:00
  • April 27, 2018Bingo 1:30-2:30
  • April 27, 2018Breakfast Club 9:15-11:15
  • April 27, 2018Healthy Smile Healthy Body 1:15-1:30
  • April 27, 2018Drop-in 9:00-4:00
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