15. January 2018 - 19:00
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Relationship-Based Discipline: Raising Resilient Children (group) | Leduc Civic Center | Monday, 15. January 2018

Feeling like you can't get to your child? At your wits end with disruptive behaviour? Feel that your children don't listen to anything you say? Wondering if there is something more effective than the discipline you’ve been using ? Feeling overwhelmed as a parent and aren't sure what else to do? Or maybe you are just trying to look for ways to be the best parent you can be while honouring the relationship with your child.

In this group parents will learn about effective discipline strategies that honour the relationship with their child and strategies that foster neurological development. All strategies are science-informed, and practical for parenting children. This group will empower parents to be the best version of themselves while promoting secure attachments that nurture self-regulation, resilience, and compassion in children.


- Identify parenting tools that foster healthy brain development [children ages 2-11]

- Describe ways in which many current parenting strategies are developmentally inappropriate for children

- Recognize triggers in children and how to take proactive* verses reactive approach to parenting

- Implement a variety of strategies to cope with aggression, anger, anxiety, inattention, tantrums, whining, and emotional dysregulation

- Understand how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and promote psychological growth

This group is appropriate for parents, and caregivers

Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psychologist, R. Play Therapist. Executive Director Family Counselling Centres, and cofounder of the Institute of Child Psychology

Call 780-612-8577 ext 1 or email info@familycounsellingcentres.com

This group is eligible for reimbursement under “psychological services" under Employee Assistance Plans. Direct billing available for Blue Cross, ASEBP, and Greenshield

$97.50/evening (90 min of instruction/discussion). We use the recommended rate ($65/hr) outlined by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta for group therapy. Total of $390 for 4 weeks. Must attend all 4 evenings to participate.

Monday’s January 15, 22, 29, and February 5


I came to the seminar yesterday hopeful to learn some skills to eventually make our home happier. I set a goal today to put into practice what I learned yesterday. . .so far day one has been a success and I am looking forward to many more happy fun days with the techniques I've learned to be closer to my daughter. I know there will be ups and downs but I just want to say thank you so much! I have been feeling very emotional since yesterday, and I can definitely see where I was going wrong. It's one thing to get suggestions and answers but what really pulled it all together was learning how exactly my two-and-a-half-year old's brain is working, and not working yet. We had such a good day I want to cry tears of happiness.

I signed up for this seminar because there was good word of mouth on social media, and I'm so glad I did. With (an) infant and one child with ADHD, Tammy's presentation yesterday hit home. Not only does her intelligence shine through in her speaking, but her maternal love for her little boy just adds to the class overall. I give Tammy a 10 for her presentation as a psychologist, but bump it up to 11 when her relatability as a mother/parent is added in. It was the perfect balance that ANYONE in that room can relate to her, in any parenting capacity. . .There's not much that I say "changes" my life, except relationships and my children. This definitely ranks up there. Tammy's class got to me and my husband at the core - in the best possible way. Thank you, thank you, thank you
-Kelsey T.

(What was really positive for me was) explaining the reasons behind what does and doesn’t work in terms of parenting techniques. (This presentation was) backed up with studies, which really convinced (me) that things we do are either helpful or harmful. (The) alternatives that maintain attachment were really helpful.
-Shallen W

Thank you so much Tammy!! I feel excited and confident in my approach to parenting rather than feeling like I'm waiting for them to misbehave. Which is really just a call out to me! I hope to put as much passion into raising my girls as you have for teaching it to us. Looking forward to the next one!
-Misty Lee

Tammy provided information in a way that was linear and easy to follow. Links between research, outcomes, ideas and tools were clear and logical. These things make implementing new discipline techniques and changing our parenting behaviour easier. I appreciated that everything was grounded in research and that Tammy used layman's terms. It was easy to connect with her and understand the information. I left the presentation with parenting and discipline tools and tactics, a better understanding of my and my child's behaviour and ways to change both of those to better our lives. I've recommended this session to all of my parenting friends, and I'm so glad I took it.
-Whitney Exton-Burwash

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the course... I knew I was doing something wrong, but no matter what book I read, or doctor I spoke with, I never received proper help. You truly inspired me. You gave me my "ah ha" moment. When I got home that night, I immediately started using the techniques you taught us that day. The results were instant. It was like I could finally "see" my girl & what I wasn't giving. . . I wish this course was recommend to everyone who has a child, or is thinking about starting a family. I believe I wouldn't have struggled so long if I had known about you and this class. Honestly. I just can't thank you enough for what you've taught me. From the bottom of my heart ..... I truly thank you
-Chantal N.

I loved so much about this course. I loved learning about how a child processes information. How their lid flips and how long it takes to come back online. I loved learning how my baggage can effect how I am raising my kids. The information on technology. I loved how Tammy shared experiences from her own life and how she showed her emotions. I just shows we are all human and make mistakes. The little clips were great and very informative. I loved it all!
- JF

(I was most pleased with) the vast amount of information; it was all relatable and honest. I learned a lot about myself, and how I act as a wife and mother.

(This presentation had) real techniques, and (conveyed) an understanding that we are all humans. We make mistakes but that we can all try to do better next time. It not only helped me better understand my son, but my husband as well and where he comes from at times
-Sherry Krozser

Thank you for your passion and commitment to this topic and all children! Great presentation! I want to attend them all now
-Trina McCartney

This was such a supremely perfect seminar. Thank you for your openness and passion.
-Jamie Dodd

The information around why what I am doing now is not working and what I can start to do to be a better parent and raise healthy resilient children
-Amanda Cleaves