We are learning that the softer side of parenting and educating can be more important than anything else we do with kids. In essence, it is not what we do with children that matters; it’s who we are in their lives that counts. With so much information about educating our children and parenting, in general, we can start to doubt our own abilities. Learning about attachment can help parents use their intuition to lead their children.
On Saturday, November 23, you are invited to come meet Dr. Sonia Vellet, an attachment pyschologist from Vancouver, who can help us harness attachment research to work peacefully and successfully with our kids. It has been proven that children with strong attachments to the adults in their lives fare well academically and socially. We hope to see you at the Child Care Resource and Referral office to learn with us later this month.
Dr. Gordon Neufeld, another attachment advocate from Vancouver, granted this interview recently, explaining some basic attachment concepts. This interview might unsettle you a bit. It can open up a lot of new questions. Although the interview is quite long, the conclusion at 17:00 is worth the time.
Please come to discuss your ideas and questions with other parents and with Dr. Vellet on November 23rd.
FSJ LOVES Families Week runs Saturday, October 5th to Saturday, October 12th. Each year, the number and variety of family friendly events grows. Success by 6, Children First and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union have once again sponsored and coordinated this amazing opportunity to celebrate our strongest natural resource, families. Hope to see you out and about with your family!
Here are some community opportunities available to families in September and October. These programs are all coordinated by Pam Lillico, ECE extraordinare. You can meet Pam at the Child Development Centre or at North Peace Community Resources Society.
The schedule for Daddy and Me is confirmed until December 2013. We are entering our seventh year of events around the community and the third year of gym nights. Many thanks to Pam at The Family Place for her ongoing coordination and enthusiasm.
This is a repost from January 23rd. Please take a look!
The 6th parent conference is Saturday, March 9th at North Peace Secondary School. There are a few interesting twists this year.
Attend alone or with your children. You can bring your kids 3+ years and older. Either register them for child minding (3 – 5 years), enter them in the Fun Fair (6 – 12 years) or attend sessions together (various ages 10+).
Attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. No obligation to stay all day.
Traditional keynote has been replaced by energizing activities in the gym to stimulate your thinking and “grow” your brain.
And as usual, it’s all FREE! There are many door prizes and give aways for participants. Many thanks to our sponsors Success by 6, Children First, Child Care Resource and Referral and School District 60.
There are sessions for many interests including:
oral language development
play based learning
quad and outdoor recreational safety
understanding challenging behaviours
AND MANY MORE
Download the registration package for more information then register online. If you prefer, you can fill out a paper copy and fax it to Pat Lang, 250.785.6123 or drop it off at any SD60 school.
The Pre-school Health Round-up is a FUN event. We try to make it engaging for kids and parents alike. There will be lots of interesting activities for kids and valuable information for parents. I always enjoy being a part of this event because it is so supportive of families.
The Totem Mall is a new partner this spring. We are hoping the venue will add an element of excitement while making it easier for families to participate. The convenient parking is the best part. Please plan to spend about an hour with your little ones.
Our Families in Motion event was well attended on Friday night at Robert Ogilvie. We had 44 people attend, kids with their parents. There were many pink cheeks, lots of giggles and hugs. We all got lots of exercise and had lots of FUN!
Our next event will be at Bert Ambrose, February 15th. The Families in Motion events are always a great opportunity to get active and spend an excellent family evening.
Please forgive the short notice in posting for the January event. The holiday crept up on us. Hope to see you at one or both events. Please remember to call Pam to register for the gymnastics session on Saturday.