“Grownups are charged with such a daunting task – creating and developing human beings. There are no licenses or requirements to have kids so we could all use more tools in our toolbox. Powerful Moms and Super Dads is being offered for just that reason.” – LEANNE EVANS
Leanne Evans is excited to see the free program Powerful Moms and Super Dads come to Rimbey and notes it is a great opportunity to learn more about resources and education available for anyone who wants to help children grow into healthy, happy adults.
“We’re really hoping to give parents more resources to use in their every day job of parenting. Children are everybody’s responsibility,” she added.
Powerful Moms and Super Dads, to be held Sat., Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre in Rimbey, promises to be a day packed full of positive, inspirational and informative tips. Childcare services will be provided by the Nursery School and Parent Link. A puppet workshop will be held for the older children.
A homemade lunch and great entertainment will be provided for all who attend.
The day will kick off with a presentation by Line Perron from the University of Alberta.
During his presentation, Perron will talk about how relationships between parent (or caregiver) and child affect the child’s ability to feel connected, capable, counted and courageous.
A homemade lunch provided by staff from the library will follow. During lunch, carnival activities and a festival style circus workshop featuring the Leaping Lemurs and Lyne Gosselin will be held.
Over the past 15 years, Gosselin has performed across Canada, the United States, Japan and Dubai. A specialist in trampoline, she taught and performed with L’École de cirque du Quebec and she has created various aerial acts, ground acts and roving animation.
Gosselin shares her joy of circus with children through her circus workshops, Leaping Lemurs.
Face painting and a photo booth will also be set up.
Following lunch, Keir Kutney, a regional behaviour educator, will make a presentation.
Kutney is recognized across Alberta for his understanding of children’s behaviour and his ability to provide concrete strategies to better manage this behaviour.
The foundation of his practice has been built around the Child and Youth Care principles of managing and modifying behavior.
He focuses on building relationships around trust and respect while implementing various strategies to engage youth.
Following the afternoon presentation, world class acrobats, the Leaping Lemurs and Lyne Gosselin will perform.
Leanne Evans encourages anyone who is involved with children to attend Powerful Moms and Super Dads.