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Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5

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Thank you for your interest in our free parenting workshops.

Dufferin Parent Support Network is committed to providing no-fee workshops and support to Dufferin County residents. As a registered charitable organization that does NOT receive federal or provincial government funding, DPSN relies on donations and grants for funding.

We greatly appreciate your support. It's easy to give.

Registration is required by contacting us at info@dpsn.ca or 519-940-8678.

Please download the Winter 2018 Workshop Schedule or click on the links below for complete details.

A note about inclement weather
The safety of workshop participants and facilitators is important to us. In the event of school bus cancellations, daytime workshops will be cancelled. Evening workshops will be cancelled if schools are closed. DPSN will contact registered participants and will post cancellations on our website (www.dpsn.ca) and on our outgoing voice mail message.


Flying Solo: Skills for Single Parents
When: Tuesday, January 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (1 evening)
Where: Princess Margaret Public School, 51 Wellington Street
You can manage and flourish as a single parent despite the challenges. Explore practical strategies about issues such as feelings, co-parenting, managing single-parent life, dating, and single parenting through discussion with other single parents.


Positive Parenting from Separate Homes
When: Monday February 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (1 evening)
Where DCAFS, 655 Riddell Road
Are you worried about the effects of separation, divorce and parenting from two homes on your children? Do you want help managing these changes to ensure that your children do not get caught in the middle of parental conflict? This program can help. You will learn to understand your feelings, your children's needs and develop a business-like relationship with the other parent. You will not be asked to talk about your individual situation because the program is intended to provide general information.

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How was Your Child's Report Card?
Help Your Child Succeed at School

In partnership with Wellington County Learning Centre and Orangeville Public Library
When: Wednesday, February 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (1 afternoon)
Where: Orangeville Public Library, 1 Mill Street
Do your children hate homework or struggle in class? You can help them improve their grades and be more successful while increasing their confidence and self-esteem. This workshop will provide practical ways to learn how your child learns and provide strategies to help your child in an effective and enjoyable manner.


Thriving in the Teen/Tween Years
When: Tuesdays, March 20 and 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (2 evenings)
Where: Princess Margaret Public School, 51 Wellington Street
Many parents dread the teen years and worry that they will no longer be an influence in their children's lives. It doesn’t have to be like that. Developing good communication, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills will ensure a stronger bond with your child and help smooth the journey through these rocky years. Learn tips and effective parenting skills in this two-part workshop.

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