We recommend the following books:
- Kids are Worth It: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline by Barbara Colorosso (2001)
- Children: the Challenge by Rudolf Dreikers (1992, first printed 1964)
- Parenting Young Children : Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (Step) of Children Under Six by Don Dinkmeyer Sr.
- The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) (Paperback) by Don Dinkmeyer Sr.
Westside Family Place
2819 West 11th Avenue
Tel: 604- 738-2819
We highly recommend the S.T.E.P Program: Systematic training for effective parenting for all parents. Courses are run by the following organizations:
Certificate Program in Parent Education:
If you have an interest in parenting and teaching, and a desire to reach out to the community, you might consider taking The Adler Centre’s Certificate Program in Parent Education- open to the General Public.
This program offers an opportunity to explore one of the most important jobs of our lives – parenting children, a chance to learn in an encouraging, intimate, and interactive way, and the tools and confidence to facilitate groups and it also offers the prestige of acquiring professional credentials.
For more information on prerequisites, dates, location, and the post-course certification procedure, visit their website
STEP Parenting Workshop:
The Adler Centre’s STEP Parenting Workshops (Systematic Training in Effective Parenting) have been running for many years. Amongst many other things, you can expect to: find practical parenting strategies and tools, develop effective parenting patterns to reduce family conflict, learn why the ‘good parent’ and the ‘good child’ are myths, understand the purpose of behaviours such as temper tantrums and defiance, and learn how to encourage children to take responsibility, feel capable, and be respectful..not bad for an 8 session workshop!!
For more information, dates, and location, visit their website or contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call:604-742-1818