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Communication and Relationship Skills

We offer workshops that can help:

  • Positive Communication to End Power Struggles and Encourage Cooperation

  • Positive Relationships in Families: Stop the Squabbles and Keep the Peace

  • Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Reduce Family Conflicts and Sibling Rivalry

Check out our Workshops or view our Event Calendar to see what workshops are being offered at this time.

For local resources, visit the MyDufferin directory of services.


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Articles and Handouts



Specific Topics

Active Listening

The Five Love Languages

Help Your Child Express Emotions


Articles, Videos and Handouts

7 easy ways to connect with kids Nice chart that could be posted on the fridge – PDF, Positive Discipline, 2023

Why Active Listening is Important in Parent-Child Relationships – Blog Post, Family Centre, 2022

Listening Skills for Parents: Six Top Strategies – Article, Dr. Lucy Russell, They Are The Future

How to Give Kids Effective Instructions – Article, Child Mind Institute

How to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Children and Teens by Understanding Their Unique Brain Chemistry – Article, Karen Young, Hey Sigmund

Compassionate Connection – Article, Inbal Kashtan, The Natural Child Project

A Bug and a Wish – Video, Sproutable

Emotion Chart - Little Kids – Handout, Bright Sprouts

Emotion Chart - Big Kids – Handout, The Parent Support Network



The Family Dinner Project


Specific Topics

Active Listening

The Five Love Languages

Help Your Child Express Emotions



Many of our book recommendations are available through your local library! We encourage you to take advantage of the local resources available to you. If you would like to support the author, you can click the book titles below and you will be taken to the Amazon book listing for your convenience.

Hold On to Your Kids 

Gordon Neufeld, PhD and Gabor Maté, MD

5 Love Languages of Children

Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

* Please note that these links are shared for information purposes only and the sharing of this information should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of The Parent Support Network.

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