Parenting with Confidence

Program Description

This course explores the challenges and opportunities of parenting children who are between the ages of 6 and 16 years old.  The workshops are highly interactive and the participants will have an opportunity to learn specific techniques while being given a chance to practice them in a supportive way. 

This 10 week group is for families who are involved with Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.  This group is for parents who are now caring for their children or who are expecting to be caring for their child in the near future.

Topics include:  stress management, child development, effective discipline, health and safety, managing anger, successful communication, impact of abuse on children, problem solving, and building self-esteem. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Tuesdays, March 19th, 2024 – May 21st, 2024 (10 sessions)

 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $0 for CAS Client

Where: Zoom Video Conferencing

This group is now full and will be offered next in the fall. Please check back at the end of the summer for registration.

You may also be interested in our upcoming Positive Discipline workshop

Benefits of participation


    Learn different ways to improve the connection with your child in order to build a supportive and positive relationship.


    Learn the reasons behind challenging behaviours and how to set age appropriate limits.

  • Reduce parenting stress

    Learn ways to manage your own stress and anger to make parenting less of a struggle.

  • “It really helped me understand the different ways to discipline and communicate with my kids and have patience and understanding.  They are trying to gain my trust and understanding and they will someday trust me and come to me for everything.”