For many parents, disciplining children can range from gentle reminders to all-out yelling matches and punishment. But Lesley-Anne Siegel, founder of Childhood Matters, says it doesn’t have to be that way. Siegel will be hosting a parenting workshop that will give parents disciplining tools that don’t involve punishment, threats, yelling or time outs.
The goal of the workshop is to help parents understand that kids act out because they need something, but don’t know how to ask for it. Siegel’s unique take on discipline will help parents implement the word’s true meaning: to guide and teach, rather than impose rules.
The workshop will be offered on three different days: January 26, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., January 30, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or February 11, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They will take place on the West Island, with exact location given at time of registration. Cost is $100 per person, which includes taxes, refreshments and materials.
For more information, call (514) 232-7773 or visit www.childhood-matters.com.