DIVERSE CULTURE KIDS (DCKs)
“Greater Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the world with almost 50% being foreign-born residents. This diversity can be found right in our own homes, particularly when we are from one culture and raising our children in this culture. Our children could be called DCKs. In this interactive workshop, we will gather parents from diverse cultures and discuss these questions:
What are the characteristics of DCKs? What are the challenges of parenting DCKs? How do we create our own family culture that integrates our “family of origin” values, our personal values, and what our society expects of our children? What are the benefits and advantages our children get from having this diverse background?”
There is no doubt that you love your child immensely, but have you ever felt so exhausted from parenting that you constantly dream of escape, become unsure of your parenting abilities, and feel detached from your children? While this can sometimes feel like a shameful secret as a parent, the research has shown that you are not alone! in fact, most parents at some point in their child rearing journey suffer from a growing phenomenon called parental burnout. Parental burnout is a state of deep exhaustion that leads to parents feeling detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities. Join me for a judgement free conversation on parental burnout. I want to help you learn how to recognize it, how to prevent it, what to do if you find yourself in that state, and most of all, that you are not alone in the journey.
Talking to Your Kids: Sexuality and Gender Identity
You will hear a Biblical understanding of sexuality and how to navigate difficult discussions with children of all ages related to sexuality and gender identity. Jon will share his firsthand experience with same gender attraction, pornography and his struggle to make sense of his thoughts and feelings. In today’s culture the push for tolerance and acceptance of non-traditional gender and sexuality makes it challenging to raise kids with a Biblical worldview. Jon will discuss the importance of creating open lines of conversation so kids will feel comfortable talking about any subject.
Understanding Your Child’s Stress and Anxiety: How You Can Offer Support
Could your child’s behaviour issues be rooted in anxiety and stress? This workshop helps parents understand and support their kids through the stressors of childhood and adolescence (ages 6 – 18). We will discuss where stress and anxiety come from and how to recognize it in the behaviours of your child. You’ll gain practical life-long tools to lovingly support your child through the stress and anxiety they may struggle with now or in the future.