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Technology and the Teenage Brain – Caregiver Education Series

Technology and the Teenage Brain – Caregiver Education Series

Technology is a huge part of our children’s lives and a common concern for most parents. Social media, video gaming, internet use, and cell phones may already be topics of debate within your family. This session will review how modern technology can impact the developing teenage brain – the risks and also the benefits. Parents and teens will learn ways to have a balanced use of technology to better support positive mental health.

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Supporting Self-Regulation – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Self-Regulation – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Self-Regulation: Do you wish you have more information to help elementary aged children handle strong emotions? Did you know that self-regulation is an essential element to lifelong success? This session will define self-regulation and how it is used in everyday life. It will provide a helpful review regarding the development of self-regulation in children. The strategies and resources provided will empower and foster caregivers’ essential skills to increase children’s mental health and resiliency.

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Support, Education and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S)

Support, Education and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S)

Are you hoping to increase your parenting skills and learn with a group of people who are facing the same challenges you are? Welcome to Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions, or S.E.E.D.S for Parents and Caregivers. This series, formerly called the Triple S Sessions, are interactive and educational workshops designed to help master foundational strategies for elementary ages children. Join us in cultivating the SEEDS of healthy relationships, strong child development, effective conflict resolution, and resilient families.

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Helping Your Child Succeed in School – Caregiver Education Series Summer 2020

Helping Your Child Succeed in School – Caregiver Education Series Summer 2020

Where: Zoom (Online)
When: July 21st. 1:00pm – 2:30pm
July 23rd, 6:00pm 7:30pm

Executive functioning skills are essential for children to succeed, but what are they exactly? Take a peek inside the developing brain of a child to learn about these skills and how they impact learning, behaviour, emotions and social interactions. Caregivers will be provided with strategies and resources to assist their children developing inhibition, working memory and mental flexibility skills.

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Free BGCBigs Caregiver Education Virtual Sessions: Spring 2020

Free BGCBigs Caregiver Education Virtual Sessions: Spring 2020

Navigating Challenges and Relationships

Do you find that your child struggles to find solutions when a conflict arises? Are you hoping to support some more independence in their problem solving abilities? Allow us to show you some simple steps for breaking down problems and finding solutions with your children. Learn from your peers in regards to what has worked for them and discuss how you can best collaborate with your family.

Date: Saturday June 6, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Online!

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Some Club Programming Returns! (McCauley, Kinsmen and West)

Some Club Programming Returns! (McCauley, Kinsmen and West)

Friday, March 13th, 6:30 pm was the last time children went through the doors at McCauley club. The agenda of the day still sits on the whiteboard as a reminder of the activities that once filled the space. During these last two months the staff have scrubbed and...

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Shaw Birdies for Kids Donation Matching 2020

Shaw Birdies for Kids Donation Matching 2020

Shaw Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink will Match up to 50% of all Donations to BGCBigs We are proud to be participating in the Shaw Birdies for Kids program again in 2020, which means we receive extra funding from our donations by up to 50% between February...

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