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To register for any of the workshops listed below, go to this link: community.hmhc.ca/sessions/
Sleep 101: For Parents of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Oct 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre
This session will cover typical sleep patterns for children in the 0 to 5 year-old range. Evidence-based information on sleep will be presented to parents, who will learn how to teach their young children to fall asleep independently and stay asleep through the night. We will also cover naps and how to address early morning waking.
* Expecting parents are also welcome to attend *
Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters
Oct 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
YW Parent Link Centre - The Hub
Do you have questions about your child’s eating? Learn how to create a positive mealtime environment, introduce new foods and how to cope with mealtime struggles. Taught by a dietitian, this introductory session is for parents and caregivers with children 1-5 years of age.
Taming Anxiety Gremlins
Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Marguerite School
Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children and teens. This workshop will promote parent and teachers' understanding of anxiety and teach them how traditional ways of offering help may unwittingly feed into the child's worries and associated behaviours. Participants will learn effective tools to help children manage their anxiety to promote their resilience and overall well-being.
Teens Talk Transition Workshop
Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - Noon
Alberta Children's Hospital
Teens Talk Transition is a free 3-week program designed to support teens with a long term health condition in learning medical management and advocacy skills. This program aims to help teens learn to balance priorities, set goals, create action plans, develop problem-solving skills and communicate effectively with both their healthcare team and personal supports.
This program was created in partnership with youth and young adults to be suitable for teens aged 14 to 18 years who are living with one or more long term health conditions. Teens are encouraged to bring a similarly-aged peer for support
(i.e., sibling, friend, cousin).
A simultaneous workshop will be held for parents at the same location so they can support their children in developing medical management and advocacy skills.
Teens Talk Transition will be held on 3 consecutive Saturdays – October 19, 2019 to November 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. at Alberta Children’s Hospital.
For more information or to register contact Deb Thul at 403-955-7252.
Sleep For Children and Adolescents: Commons Concerns and Strategies for Improving Sleep
Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good quality sleep is a positive factor in healthy development of children and adolescents. It influences learning, behaviour and decision making; supports our emotional health and well being; and promotes healthy growth, metabolism and immune system functioning. Yet, evidence suggests that many kids do not get enough sleep.
This presentation will focus on the importance of sleep for school aged children and teens, common signs and causes of sleep deprivation, and effective solutions for improving sleep.
Nutrition and ADHD
Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Country Hills Public Library
Parents of children and teens with ADHD are often concerned about their eating habits - are they eating enough, too much or the right type of foods? In this presentation, parents can expect to learn the fundamentals of nutrition, nutrition related to ADHD and practical strategies to make mealtimes more enjoyable!