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DPSN Special Events

Drop the Worry Ball
Parenting in the Age of Entitlement

with Dr. Alex Russell

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Westside Secondary School, 300 Alder Street

Free! Donations appreciated

Want your children to be more resilient and independent?
Let them make mistakes and learn from them. Children learn through the experience on non-catastrophic, painful failure, and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful, and emotionally balance individuals.

Drop the Worry Bal Learn to:
  • Stop doing all the worrying—and let your kids do some.
  • Embrace failing (team tryouts, tests) as part of learning and not something parents have done wrong.
  • Resist social pressures to over-parent.
  • Build relationships with teachers and outside authorities.
  • Understand parent-child dynamics—and how children learn to get parents to do too much for them.
Dr. Alex Russell

Dr. Alex Russell
Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who lives and works in Toronto. He provides assessments and psychotherapy to children and adults, in addition to consulting with schools, teachers and psychologists.

Dr. Russell has addressed many parent and counsellor groups over the years. He is intimately familiar with the culture of the school system and the relationship that parents, teachers and counsellors share with regard to the children we are raising.

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Upcoming Community Events

Craft Fairs

  • Dufferin County Museum and Archives Holiday Treasures Juried Art & Craft Show—December 2 to 17
    Visit the website for more information

Events and Activities

  • 25th Annual Christmas in the Park at Kaycee Gardens—December 1 to 31, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
    brought to you by the Orangeville Optimists Club.
  • Orangeville Winter Farmers' Market—every other Saturday between December 2 and April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Visit the website for more information.
  • Christmas Concert in the Church with very special readings by Ken Weber—December 16, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    at Dufferin County Museum and Archives
  • Christmas Chorale in the Park with Troupe-Adore—Saturday December 16, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    brought to you by the Shelburne BIA
    Jack Downing Park, Shelburne
  • New Year's Free Family Skate & Swim—December 31
    Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre

Things to Do in Dufferin County

There's always lots to do in Dufferin County:

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Be sure to check out our lineup of free parenting workshops on our
Events Calendar.

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