Parenting Workshops

The QFHSA is pleased to offer free parenting workshops to its members. In this space, you can find out about upcoming events as well as past events.

Parenting Workshops: 2021-2022

Coming in Fall 2021:

Back to School, Back to… Normal?!

After the crazy 2020-2021 year we had, how can we get ourselves (and our children) on track for this new school year? Come join in the discussion! We will be sharing our thoughts and suggestions. The Zoom discussion activity is for parents of children of all ages—from Kindergarten through Secondary V!

More information will be available in the early fall.


Parenting Workshops: 2020-2021

Offered May 2021:

Building Understanding: Transitioning From Elementary to High School

A 2-Part Evening Workshop Series Offered on Zoom

In May 2021, the QFHSA welcomed back Family Life Educator Karen Delage for a parenting workshop series that explored the transition to high school. The workshops were especially useful for parents of children in Grades 5 and 6, but parents of Grade 4 students were also welcomed. 

Held on May 12th, the first workshop dealt with the developmental stages of preteens, their behaviour changes, their evolving needs, and how parents can best respond to those needs. The follow-up workshop on May 26th delved deeper into the mutually changing roles and responsibilities for parent and child at this stage. It explored the skills and competencies preteens must start learning and why as well as the adaptations parents can make to support their child’s growing autonomy.

Would you like to learn more about the topics discussed and the information shared in these workshops? See the article on pages 17 to 19 of the QFHSA News – Summer 2021 Issue