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Parenting with Wit and Wisdom
& Ask Me Anything with Barbara Coloroso

In-Person Workshop | Friday May 19 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Back by popular demand! Parenting with Wit and Wisdom is packed with solid practical advice for parents of children from toddlers to teenagers. This workshop will show you how to utilize the very stuff of family life to create a home environment in which children can become self-disciplined, compassionate, responsible, resourceful, resilient human beings who can act in their own best interest, stand up for themselves and exercise their own rights while respecting the rights and legitimate needs of others. Barbara will discuss the keys to good parenting: treating children with respect; giving them a sense of positive power in their own lives; giving them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions and learn from their successes and mistakes. This session will be a short talk from Barbara and then a lengthy Ask Me Anything Q&A where you can engage with one of CWIM's favourites. Get your questions answered on various parenting issues you have concerns about in your own home or in your practice.

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Barbara Coloroso

Barbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author and educator and for the past 53 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution and restorative justice.  She is the author of six international best sellers including kids are worth it! Raising Responsible, Resourceful, Compassionate Kids,  Parenting Through Crisis, Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right, the latest edition of The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander, and Extraordinary Evil:  A Brief History of Genocide and why it matters. 

She has appeared on CBC, CTV, GLOBAL, BBC, Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish the three types of families, and how each affects the parent/child relationship;

  • Contrast the differences between punishment and discipline and explain why one works and the other only appears to work;

  • List the six critical life messages;

  • Differentiate mistakes, mischief, and mayhem in order to utilize effective discipline measures;

  • Identify life affirming skills to buffer children from sexual promiscuity, drug abuse and suicide