Parenting Workshop Monday April 29th 7-9pm

Hello again Howard friends and families,

Our last Parenting Workshop is Monday, April 29th 7-9pm, in the Howard Library.
With Lee Piepgrass, who lives in this neighbourhood, has worked for over 30 years as a parent counselor and behaviour consultant at ErinoakKids, Ontario’s largest Provincial Children’s Treatment Centre, with children and young people between the ages of 2 and 19.  She works to support families in such a way that people are treasured, relationships are robust, and everyone knows when to laugh. She has a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and in the intervening years has learned a great deal from the people with whom she has been privileged to work.
Parenting Topic:
Looking Around the Corner: Preparing for Adolescence
A famous scientist, aged 70, was being interviewed on being awarded a prestigious prize for the body of his work. In the course of the interview, he was asked about his family – his wife and 3 children. “Now, about how long ago was it when your children were small?” he was asked. He replied, “Yesterday.”
It all goes by so quickly. We want to make every minute count. And this is even more important now, when we have to share our children with peers and screens and world events that can hardly be imagined, let alone anticipated.
This workshop will discuss some of the places parents can put their energies now, in order to reap maximum developmental and relationship rewards as time goes on.
Please join us and help to build community, meet a few new neighbours and discuss important matters concerning our kids.

Thank you,

Nicole Johnston (Isla’s mom).