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  • February 18th 2016 (6:30pm - 8:30pm). Emotional Communication and Children: Workshop for Child Care Providers at the North Shore Community Resources Society (Child Care Resource & Referral Program)  



  • October 10 and 17, 2013 (6:30pm-8:30pm): two-evening Professional Development course at Langara College on Emotional Communication and Children. CRN: 70393 Early Childhood Educators receive 4CEU
  • May 9 and 16, 2013 (6:30pm - 8:30pm): two-evening course at Langara College on Emotional Communication and Children. CRN: 60261
  • May 14, 2011 (Sat) 10am-2pm: Making the Magic Last & Managing Stress and Conflict Regulation.

Testimonial from participants:

"We thoroughly enjoyed participating in this interactive workshop and highly recommend it to other couples as a must do before baby arrives! This should be on every couples agenda along with preparing for labour classes. We learned very useful tools to strengthen our relationship and felt it was also great preventative maintenance even if you feel you are not at the moment experiencing relationship issues. We feel better prepared to take on the new world of first time parenting." Tara & Mark 

  • January 28th 2010 (6:00pm - 8:00pm). Emotional Communication and Children: Workshop for Child Care Providers at the North Shore Community Resources Society (Child Care Resource & Referral Program)

Parenting Club in MetrotownCome to play, sing, and have fun on a rainy day to discover different parenting styles and how to be an Emotion Coach to your child! Boys and girls up to the age of 6 and their parents are welcome. 






How do we keep our marriages/relationships alive and vibrant? Is there any other way than time travel to gain a clear vision of our relationship in the future? When a baby arrives, it is a time for new dreams, new hopes, new discoveries - it is a time for a new beginning. But as divorce statistics show, it is also a most challenging time for your relationship. How do you stay connected with your partner while juggling your new-born baby on one hand and your new-born business on the other? How do you create a shared meaning in your family? Join us to explore these questions. Based on Dr. John Gottman's research and presented by Certified Gottman Educator, Oxana Pavlenko, this chapter meeting talk will give you insights into how to make your relationship flourish. 

Testimonial from participants:

"What a timely message for me having had a newborn only 6 weeks ago, and helped me be alert to my own relationship. Even for a healthy couple, it's a nice way to have touched base on our communication in keeping our relationship strong." Tonia

  • September 26th 2009 (10am - 2pm) - Transition to Parenthood & Effective Conflict Regulation.

This four-hour class at the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House in Vancouver is a part of Bringing Baby Home Relationship and Parenting Program. Self-assessment tools, video materials and role play in a fun atmosphere will help you to learn how to:

Nurture friendship in your relationship, discuss difficult issues and keep your own integrity, improve the quality of parent-child interaction.

Pregnant couples, first time parents as well as experienced parents are encouraged to attend.

The BBH Program was developed to support families during the challenging time of transition to parenthood. Couples who have participated in the BBH Program experience: a significantly lower rate of postpartum mood disorders and depression, a decrease in relationship hostility, a higher level of relationship satisfaction, a decreased likelihood of divorce.

The content of the program evolved from Dr Gottman's years of ongoing marriage and family research (from 1969) and is designed to teach parents ways to: Increase friendship in their relationship, Deal effectively with conflict, Help dads be involved in infant care and parenting, Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction, Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of the child, Co-parent effectively.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 January 2016 10:49 )