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New Webinar! "He Just Won't Listen!" - Child and Brain Development 101
This class compiles information from multiple sources and is presented by Professional Parenting Canada.
$29.00 Investment includes a 15 minute coaching session for unique questions.
The following concepts will be covered:
- Brain architecture is build over time.
- Adult responsiveness in the form of serve and return builds brains.
- 3 Kinds of stress and how they affect growing brains.
- 10 Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect brain development.
- 4 Components of executive function and how they develop.
- Stages of development throughout childhood. Is the behaviour you are expecting a discipline or a development issue?
- Temperament and how it affects child behaviour.
Terrific Toddlers - Live and Recorded Online 4 Session Course
The Terrific Toddlers course is based on the program "Terrific Toddlers" developed by Alberta Health Services and presented by Professional Parenting Canada
The live course is the same evening for four weeks, or you can have all four recordings immediately and drop into coaching sessions every Friday afternoon.
For parents of all children ages 1-4 years
Mondays March 20, 27, April 3 and 10, 2017 from 9-10 pm (Eastern Toronto Time) and 7-8 pm (Mountain Alberta Time)
$120.00 per computer. Includes a printed book, pdf worksheets, and recordings. Completion certificates will be available if 3 out of 4 classes are attended.
Please register below:
If you can't attend the live sessions, and still wish to enjoy the recordings, or the classes have already started, or you can't wait until the start date, please register anyways and we will send the recordings to you and schedule private online one-to-one coaching time if you desire.
Instructor is Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE (Canadian Certified Family Life Educator with 20 years experience teaching parent education).
"Thank you for offering webinars. It was helpful to learn from the other 'voices' and gather tips for normal, everyday parenting challenges." Nicola, Online participant
Module 1 (First week) - The Parenting Role, Temperament, Self-Care, Picky Eating and Oral Health
Module 2 (Second week) - Developmental Milestones and Stages, Attachment Theory, Separation Anxiety, Sleep Challenges, and Toilet Training
Module 3 (Third week) - Brain Development, Play, Healthy Self-esteem, Effective Communication, and Safety.
Module 4 (Fourth week) - Anger, Feelings, Temper Tantrums, Behaviour and GuidanceTerrific Toddlers Course Poster
"I think your webinars/recordings are such a fantastic idea. I contemplated taking a class, but the times for the classes through any of the organizations in Calgary seemed difficult to manage on top of everything else. A webinar format that I can access at any time is very convenient. Thanks for offering the Terrific Toddlers course in this way." - M.V.
Parenting Today's Child - Online 6 Session Course
For parents of all children ages 1-20 years
This course is based on parenting recommendations from Alberta Health Services, Canadian Pediatric Society, and P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training. It focuses on non-punitive, respectful, relationship-building parenting.
Provided by Professional Parenting Canada. Instructor is Judy Arnall, BA, Certified Canadian Family Life Educator, and parent of 5 kids.
Register anytime. You will receive all 6 recordings and we will schedule coaching time according to your schedule.
Regular live discussion, coaching, and Q and A time with Judy is also scheduled every Friday afternoon from 2-4pm (Eastern Toronto Time) and 12-2pm (Mountain Alberta Time)
$187.00 per computer includes 6 recorded classes, 2 printed textbooks mailed out, and a pdf workbook package, as well as weekly coaching time.
Certificates available if all sessions are watched and participant achieves 50% on the final exam.
Please Register below
"Thank you again for the great class. I learned a lot and feel excited and empowered again. We all need a little boost once in a while to help us continue to be great parents!" Muriel, Online participantParenting Today's Child Course Printable Description
Parenting the digital generation can be challenging and exciting. In this course, we will explore best parenting practices of raising today's child:
Week One: Parenting Styles, Temperament Traits, Picky Eating, Oral Health, Parent Self-Care
Week Two: Developmental Milestones and Stages, Attachment Theory, Separation Anxiety, Sleep Challenges, Toilet Training
Week Three: Brain Development, Stress, Play, Healthy Self-esteem, Communication, Safety
Week Four: Feelings, Temper Tantrums, Anger Management, Behaviour and Guidance
Week Five: Multiple Intelligences, Homework, Chores, Digital Citizenship
Week Six: Peer Pressure, Bullying, Talking to Kids about Sex and Drugs, Preparation for Adulthood
Caring Family Communication Skills Practice - Live Online 4 Session Course
Monday March 6, (no class March 13) 20, 27, and April 3rd, 8-9 pm Mountain Alberta Time, or 10-11 pm Eastern Toronto Time
$120.00 plus GST. Includes all materials. Instructor: Judy Arnall, Certified P.E.T. Instructor and a Certified Canadian Family Life Educator CCFE. Please call 403-714-6766 for more information or register below.
For parents of all children ages 2-30 years
Suitable for graduates of communication-based parenting courses such as "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen," "P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training," "Terrific Toddlers," "Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting," "Gordon Neufeld Training," and "Non-Violent Communication." If you haven't taken the above courses, register anyway and we will catch you up on the basic communication skills.
All registrants are encouraged to actively participate during this online course in order to practice skills.
Developed and presented by Professional Parenting Canada
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the class. I will be attending the next one you have. The knowledge you have given me and the extra skills are priceless and I have started implementing them and will continue to use them and grow with them in both my sons life and everyday life." Lynn
Communication skills are ever more important for family relationships in our increasingly digital world. This communication course builds such skills. Learn how to open up conversations with your children, especially teenagers and young adults. Practice ways to build links, and to respectfully assert your parental needs, with school-aged kids and even toddlers. Learn helpful approaches for conflict resolution in the family environment. When parents take this course, all members of the family will benefit from improved communication practice. For parents of all children ages 2 to adulthood.
The following concepts will be covered:
- The parenting style axis; differences between collaborative parenting and authoritative parenting styles
- Anger management - 3 simple steps to calmness
- 3 Kinds of stress
- Who owns the problem? Determining which skill to use
- Skill practice in Active Listening - When, where and when not to
- Skill practice in I-Messages - When, where and when not to
- Shifting Gears - The art of skillfully disarming an angry person
- Skill practice in Problem-Solving
- Sibling Fighting - When to intervene, how to calm everyone, and how to negotiate sibling conflicts
- Skill practice with scenarios of problem areas
- The role of consequences and time-outs, temperament and development
- Skill practice in managing value collisions
Calgary's Child Webinar Series
Calgary's Child Magazine and Professional Parenting Canada are partnering to bring you free live webinars the third Thursday of every month from 8 - 9 pm Mountain time
Schedule 2017Print 2017 Webinar Schedule
January 19, 2017 Bully Busters: How to help the bully, victim and bystandersRegister Here for Bully Busters
Feb 23, 2017* How the Alberta School System Works: Public, private, charter, Distance and Home EducationRegister Here for Schools Webinar
March 16, 2017 Travelling With Children: How to make it stress-freeRegister Here for Travelling
April 20, 2017 Chores and Allowance: What and whenRegister Here for Chores
May 18, 2017 Talking to Children about the Birds and the Bees: What sexual health information and whenRegister Here for Birds and Bees
June 15, 2017 Picky Eating: Best practices in nutrition for babies to teensRegister Here for Picky Eating
July 27, 2017* Sleep Easy: Best practices for family sleep from babies to teensRegister Here for Sleep
August 17, 2017 Communication Strategies for Parents and TeensRegister Here for Teens
September 21, 2017 Discipline Without Distress: Non-punitive tools for all agesRegister Here for Discipline
October 19, 2017 Sibling Rivalry Remedies: How to help children manage conflict, bullying and new sibling changesRegister Here for Siblings
November 16, 2017 Every Child is Gifted: Understanding multiple intelligencesRegister Here for Multiple Intelligences
December 21, 2017 Morning Madness and Afterwork Arsenic Hour: Strategies for coping with chaosRegister Here for Madness
* Denotes the 4th Thursday of the month instead of the 3rd
Missed any of the above webinars? You can still buy a copy of the recording from our Webinar Library (Scroll Down) to watch at your convenience!
Webinar Recordings for Purchase
Webinar recordings, $29.00 per recording. Buy 2 or more and save. Includes a free live, scheduled-at-your-convenience, 15 minute private online chat where you can ask personal questions. Private chat time is provided for each webinar. Provided by Professional Parenting Canada
Purchase your private copy of the following webinar titles listed below
Titles Now Available
Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of positive, gentle, loving, non-punitive discipline for ages 1 to 20 years. These tools are discipline strategies that you and your child will feel good about! Based on the best-selling book. Detailed Presentation Description
Eating, Sleeping and Toileting Without Distress: Turn Battlezones into Bonding Zones
These are the three behaviours that parents can facilitate but not control. Discover best practices in nudging your child's cooperation in these areas. Detailed Presentation Description
Parenting With Patience
Based on the new book, this webinar outlines triggers that makes children and parents angry. The first section teaches strategies for parents and teachers to keep calm. The second part outlines ways that adults can help children to get calm. This webinar focuses on both adult and child anger. Detailed Presentation Description
Stress Busters: Taming Parent Anger
Many instances in parenting, we feel angry at our children, whether they deserve it or not. This session explores the source of our anger, as well as helpful strategies to manage it effectively. We will look at ways to pare down our lives to lessen stress. This webinar mostly focuses on our anger. Detailed Presentation Description
Taming Temper – Handling Your Child's Anger with Respect and a Goal to Teach Life Skills
Children have temper tantrums at all ages. Toddlers can hit, bite, throw and push, and older children can sulk, slam doors, and sometimes hit. Learn how much children can control anger at each age and stage and identify strategies that parents can use to teach self-control and executive function. This webinar mostly focuses on children's anger.
Sleep Easy: Best Practices for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Learn about what keeps each age group from going to bed, staying in bed, and getting to sleep. Discover best practices for handling nap and bedtime problems at each age, as well as exploring the approach that works best for your family.
Discover the joys and best practices of teaching toilet learning for toddlers and preschoolers.
Learn about the feeding relationship and tips, researched information, and best practices of handling young children's picky eating habits. Detailed Presentation Description
Ages and Stages – Understanding the Science of Brain Development and What Behaviour is Normal
Learn how the brain develops at each stage of childhood and understand what kids can think, feel and do at various ages.
Building a Three Pound Computer: How Parenting Affects Childhood Brain Architecture
In this webinar, we will use plain talk and interactive exercises to demonstrate important concepts in children's brain development and how parents, teachers and caregivers can contribute to children's health and wellbeing.
Your audience will:
- Explore the age old concept of "nature versus nurture" and the effect on brain development.
- Consider the influence of genes, fault lines, wiring and foundations.
- Identify the three kinds of stress and the effect on the brain.
- Discover how parents contribute to the "serve" and "return" interactions between parents and children.
- Investigate the parenting style axis and evaluate the benefits of "nurturing" and "structure".
- Review best parenting practices that build resiliency and develop children's best potential.
Target Audience: Parents and Front-Line healthcare and education professionals.
The Final Third of Parenting: Keeping Your Teens Safe
Learn about the teen brain, and how decision making is made. Discover what risks teens take and how you can influence them to make safe decisions.
The Upside of Video Games
Learn about the incredible social, emotional and cognitive/educational benefits of video gaming. This webinar address parents' worst fears such as inactivity, mind mush, violence, addiction and isolation.
The Playgroup Altercation: What to do When Your Child is the Victim or the Hitter
In this webinar, we will discuss how to respectfully handle tricky playgroup situations. Learn how to manage biting, hitting, pushing and tantrums in a playgroup situation.
Public Parenting Etiquette 101
In this webinar, we will discuss tricky public parenting situations such as what to do when your infant screams in the restaurant, or your toddler bites your friend's child, or your preschooler pulls your neighbor's flowers from her garden... Find out answers to common questions on these topics and more.
Beyond the Birds and Bees: Talking to Your Child About Sexuality
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of handling children's inevitable questions about sex. Learn about what information children should have at different ages.
Bully Busters: Real, Practical Help for the Bully and the Victim
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of handling childhood bullying in schools and other places.
Communication Essentials: From Conflict to Connection
Learn about the benefits and practice of essential communication skills such as Active Listening and I-Statements.
The Love Languages of Parenting
Based on the book by Gary Chapman, this presentation discusses what common parenting practices are rooted in a particular love language as well as which practices can be very detrimental to connecting through a love language. Detailed Presentation Description
Inspiring Motivation Without Madness
Learn about the five keys of motivating partners and children to do chores, help around the house, and cooperate with your requests, without pulling out your hair!
Eggs for Dinner Again? Holding Down the Fort When Your Parenting Partner Works Away From Home
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of parenting when one partner travels for work and the other partner holds down the home front. Detailed Presentation Description
Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of parenting children with cellphones, internet access, game consoles and electronics. Detailed Presentation Description
Raising Your Spirited Child and Understanding Temperament
Understand the effect of temperament on parenting. Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of parenting high need/spirited children. Detailed Presentation Description
Choosing Extra Curricular Activities and Keeping Siblings Busy During Wait Times
How many activities is too much and how to choose which ones to keep? How to keep siblings entertained while they have to wait for their brother/sister? We will tackle these challenges and more in this webinar.
Connecting with Your Teenager
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of opening communication with your teenager. Parents will better understand our beliefs about teenagers, gain understanding of the communication process, the teenage brain, and learn about the Problem-solving Method to solve conflicts. Detailed Presentation Description
Travelling with Children
Learn tips for traveling overseas by air and within country by car, with babies, toddlers, and teens.
Helping Your Child Adjust to the New Baby
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of helping children adjust to a new sibling. Detailed Presentation Description
Chores and Allowances: When, How Much, and What to Expect
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of gifting children with chores and allowances.
Sibling Rivalry Remedies
Every relationship in the family encounters conflict. Learn how to set the stage for smooth sibling relationships and best practices for helping them sort out their issues. Detailed Presentation Description
Morning Madness and After-work Arsenic Hour: Managing Working Parents Most Challenging Situations
Yes, you can have more stress-free mornings and calmer after-work reunions with your children. This webinar will give you tips on making your work-family transitions more loving. Detailed Presentation Description
Taming the Gaming: How to Limit Screen Time (computer and video games) Without Scream Time™
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of parenting children with cellphones, internet access, game consoles and electronics. Detailed Presentation Description
123 Time-Out –The Pros, Cons, and Alternatives of this Popular Discipline Tool
What is 123 Time-out, and the pros and cons of using this behavioural technique. What can parents do instead?
He Dared Me! Helping Your Child Manage Peer Pressure
Peer pressure can be positive or negative. Learn how to make positive peer pressure work for your child and discover how to help them navigate negative peer pressure in school and youth groups. Detailed Presentation Description
Brain Building Play Ideas to Raise a Smart Child
Learn the three keys to raising a smart child and essential play toys that will enhance brain development. Detailed Presentation Description
Leadership Begins in the Family
Explore the five keys borrowed from the workplace for parenting tomorrow's leaders in your family.
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Children experience trauma from disaster in ways different from adults. In this webinar, we will explore how children experience trauma at different ages and what the adults (parents and teachers) in their lives can do to help them cope. Detailed Presentation Description
Workplace to Parenting: 10 Essentials Transferable Skills from Work to Home Life
Learn the 10 workplace skills that make family life easier.
Nurturing the Parent: Time to Take Care of You
It's important to fill your bucket. Learn ways to find time for and take care of the most important person in your child's life - YOU!
Unplug Christmas Inc.
What does the research show that children really want from the holidays and how can you provide it?
Gift-giving From the Heart and Hands, Not the Wallet
Get some great ideas for homemade gifts for all ages, that don't cost a fortune and build memories.
Peaceful Parenting with Different Partner Parenting Styles
Every parent does things differently. Learn what the research shows on how moms and dads style affect different parts of the child's brain, and how to navigate widely different partner views on parenting. Learn how to parent together with a better fit. Detailed Presentation Description
Attachment Parenting for Everyone: Myths and Truths
Attachment parenting is often portrayed in the media as a child-centred, parent-doormat style of parenting. In the webinar, we explode the myths of building attachment with your child, with research supporting the theory and behaviours of attachment parenting. Detailed Presentation Description
Every Child is Gifted: Understanding Multiple Intelligences
Learn about how children learn differently. Based on the work of Howard Gardner and Thomas Armstrong, discover the 8 intelligences and how to tell what your child is. Everyone is intelligent! Detailed Presentation Description
Play is the Key to University
Learn what play is free play and how children benefit socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically from unstructured, unorganized, free play at all ages. Detailed Presentation Description
Handling Homework Hassles
Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of helping children reclaim their homework.
How the Alberta School System Works and How to Choose a School? - Updated for 2016/2017
Public, private, charter, Online, Home-based, or Home Education? So many choices. Understand how the school system works in Alberta and explore the options open to parents.
Getting Ready for a New School Year
Start the year off right. Learn what you need to do to get your child ready for school physically (haircuts, clothes), emotionally (separation anxiety, fears), socially (new friends) and cognitively ( offsetting summer learning loss).
Thinking About Homeschooling in Alberta: Where to Start and how to Navigate the Sea of Choices - Updated for 2015/2016
This webinar is for people with doubts! Come and check out if homeschooling is a good fit for your family and what types of homeschooling philosophies would fit with your lifestyle, your child's learning style and your parenting style. You will also learn the first steps in choosing the supervising school board that is right for you. This session is unbiased, frank, and essential information that is not sponsored by any school or school board.
Homeschooling High School for Post Secondary Education in Alberta - Updated for 2016/2017
This webinar outlines all you need to know to Traditionally home school your child for marks and credits in Alberta's System. Detailed Presentation Description
Understanding Unschooling: The Creative, Motivating and Educational Pathway to University and Scholarships
Unschooling is learner-determined homeschooling. Come and check out if unschooling is a good fit for your family, and how to do it. Learn tips, researched information, and best practices of this child-directed, form of education. This session is unbiased, frank, and essential information that is not sponsored by any school or school board. Detailed Presentation Description
Grappling with the Grumblies: Stop Screaming and Start Connecting
Authors Deborah Miller and Judy Arnall co-present on handling children's and parents' anger
Investment $62.95 Includes both print books mailed out to your address, Grappling with the Grumblies and Parenting With Patience plus the webinar recording
This session will include a reading from the children's book, Grappling with the Grumblies, from author Deborah Miller, and a presentation on parenting grumblies from Judy Arnall. Embracing grumblies is a job all families get to enjoy and this session will empower you with lots of ideas for making anger work for your family.
Show and Tell Me! Teaching Parent Education Concepts Interactively - Webinar Recording
1.5 hour recording, presented by Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE ( Canadian Certified Family Life Educator)
Includes scheduled coaching time with Judy.
$99.00 per participant or $990.00 per organization registration up to 25 people for the recording.Teaching Parenting Concepts Interactively Printable Description
Presentation Description: Learn how to present parenting concepts and best practices to your parenting groups. Topics include openers, parenting styles, picky eating, temperament, sleep issues, brain development, play, discipline, self-esteem, closings and many more. Facilitation tips also included.