Calm Kids, Happy Families - Now Online!

Learn Skills to Support Your Child with ADHD and Social-Emotional Challenges

Calm Kids, Happy Families Online Parent Program

It can be challenging for families to keep a sense of calm. Many parents are experiencing elevated stress and anxiety while balancing work, home, school, and daily responsibilities.

Parenting a child with ADHD has its challenges at the best of times. It is important to remember that strategies and resources are available to help parents with the unique challenges of parenting children with ADHD and social-emotional difficulties.

In the Calm Kids Happy Families program, parents will have a chance to learn strategies, problem solve, discuss and seek advice on how to best support their child and care for their own mental health. A critical component of the program is the parents’ opportunity to connect and share resources.

Topics will focus on the following:

  • The ADHD brain and the impact of stress on the body and brain
  • Understanding your child’s social, emotional, and physical needs
  • Helping your child develop coping skills
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Helping kids handle worry and anxiety
  • Managing your child’s screen time
  • Ways to decrease power struggles
  • Importance of maintaining structure and routine
  • Using positive reinforcement to encourage desired behaviours
  • Ways to improve communication skills

The program is led by experienced staff who understand the needs of families with children with ADHD. The groups are live and interactive and are limited to 12 parents.

New groups begin in the fall, winter and spring and run for six weeks.
 

We invite parents, guardians or caregivers with children (aged 6-12) with ADHD and related conditions to participate.

Dates and Times

Calm Kids is a parent-focused group facilitated through a secure web-based video conferencing program.
 
Session Dates:

Tuesdays – 6:00 – 8:00 PM from January 24 to February 28, 2023

Program Fees

This is a fee-for-service program.

Financial Assistance is available for those who need our services but cannot pay for services because of financial barriers.

We are excited to announce that the TELUS @FriendlyFutureFoundation and City of Calgary, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have generously donated money to support families who would like to join our Calm Kids Happy Families program but are experiencing a financial need.

This program may qualify for Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) funding.

This program is supported by a generous donation from the Telus Friendly Future Foundation and the City of Calgary, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

 

Have questions? Need more information?

To register, give us a call at 403-686-9300 ext. 102.

If you would like to find out more about Calm Kids, Happy Families, contact Jaime Gaber by email.

 

Note: Groups are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below our set minimums.

Click here to read our Cancellation Policy.