Parenting is one of the hardest jobs any of us will ever have. Sometimes it can also be the most rewarding too but it doesn't always feel that way. Restorative Parenting can help.
Our free Restorative Parenting Program, funded by Lanark County, offers a 4 week training program: 3 weeks in a group setting with other parents and the co-facilitators (who happen to be a mom and a dad so we get the challenges of parenting). The 4th week is a one on one session with the parents, the kids and the co-facilitators so you have a chance to have some hands on practice and feedback.
This is not a program that will judge your parenting or tell you what to do as if we were the expert on your family. We view parents as equal partners in figuring out what will work best for each family. We support you to try a different way of connecting, of repairing past harms in your relationship and collaborating to find a new way to move forward together. Some of the topics include emotional communication, having difficult conversations, peaceful conflict resolution and collaborating on finding solutions that will work for you.