Counsellors lead workshops for parents

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs there is, but a workshop starting in January is aimed at giving parents the guidance they need

Parenting can be difficult. Many parents would say it is the most difficult job they have ever had. If, as a parent, you feel like you have lost control in your role as a parent, or if you think you yell at your child more than you laugh with them, or feel you have lost touch with your child and constantly feel frustrated in your role as a parent, then an upcoming parenting course could be for you.

Led by Vernon counsellors Lisa Wippich Tobin and Carole Fawcett, the 10-week Child Parent Relationship Course, runs Jan.  13 to March 16, Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is geared towards parents of children up to age 10.

Wippich Tobin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and play therapist.   Fawcett is a counsellor and experienced workshop facilitator who believes this course will help parents who feel challenged in their parenting role.

“The course will teach parents how to use some of the same skills that play therapists use to help children experiencing social, emotional or behavioral problems,” said Fawcett. “Research shows that motivated parents can be as effective as a professional in helping their child.

“Know that in 10 weeks you will have a better relationship with your child, your child’s behavior will change, you will learn positive communication skills and your confidence as a parent will improve.”

There are just 14 spots available in the course, which takes place at The People Place, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon.

To register, call Wippich Tobin at 250-542-3493 or call or text Fawcett at 250-550-0316.