A series of five different parenting sessions are free and open to the community this summer in Chilliwack. (Juliane Liebermann/Unsplash)

Chilliwack parents invited to learn ‘hacks’ in summer course

Five separate sessions planned to help crack the code of healthy relationships

A series of summer workshops are being offered to parents, grandparents and foster parents to help boost their confidence and improve family relationships.

The series of sessions are part of the Families First Program, presented by Chilliwack Community Services. They focus on different aspects of parenting, and are free to take part in.

The first series has three sessions, all focusing on “Life Hacks.” The first session is coming up on July 10, with the title “Why do homes have fences and front doors?”

The following week, on July 17, the session is called “What makes relationships flourish?” Finally, on July 24, the session focuses on how conflict can create a more fantastic family.

All sessions are on Wednesdays and run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at CCS on Wellington Avenue. They are run by Steve Dove, who says Chilliwack Community Services are “excited to be offering high quality parenting hacks to the community for free.”

“These workshops are a combination of new material and existing material that we use in our Families First Program,” he says. “Contributing to the community is what we love to do, it’s in our name. If we can help parents feel more confident and purposeful in raising kids, that’s what we want to do.”

The second series of sessions includes two workshops that focuses on understanding children’s temperaments and needs, as well as for parents themselves. Those sessions run on July 31 and Aug. 7, again at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at CCS on Wellington.

Parents can sign up for either series, or both, but pre-registration is required. There are refreshments provided, but not childcare or transportation.

For the first series, contact Steve at 604-793-7216 or doves@comserv.bc.ca.

For the second series, contact Janice at crossj@comserv.bc.ca.

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