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Talks & Workshops

Parenting Today’s Teens: a parenting workshop in East Van 

Facilitated by Marion Gargiulo, RCC with Ishtar Beck, RCC, CPE

In this seven-class series, Ishtar Beck and Marion Gargiulo, longtime educator and counsellor at Sutherland Secondary, team up to address the challenges of parenting today’s teens.

Dates: Tuesdays April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, 2018, 7:00-8:45pm at Ishtar’s home studio near Victoria & Broadway in East Van. (Address will be given upon registration.)

This workshop guides parents in creating better cooperation with their adolescent children. As the classes proceed we will learn and apply methods of effective communication, firm discipline, and loving connection with our children, who may at this time in their lives seem quite challenging to communicate with, impossible to discipline, and whose behaviour may sometimes be difficult to appreciate. Family relationships, homework, chores, screen time, drugs and alcohol, sex and sexuality, the online world, and other present-day concerns will be addressed in the workshop. .

Tuition: $220+GST per household. One or both parents, or persons in parental roles, may attend.

Registration: To register, please contact Ishtar to confirm the availability of your spot via phone or email. Cheque, cash, and e-transfer are accepted.

No parent will be turned away due to financial constraints. Please inquire directly with Ishtar; inquiries are kept confidential.

Parenting Today’s Teens takes place in an open, inclusive, non-judgmental environment that celebrates diversity, recognizing that East Van is home and safe haven to families of diverse shapes, forms, sizes, arrangements, gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, languages, religions, socio-economic levels, political ideologies, and relationship preferences. Anyone who is a parent or in a parental role is welcome in the class.




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