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If you are interested in a program or course, please request an appointment and one of our staff will reach out to you within 3-5 business days.

Our Hours

Monday: 8:30am–7:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–7:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am–4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm

Saturday: 9am–1pm

Sunday: Closed​

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If you have any questions about the registration process or specific services please contact us.

Free Walk-in Clinic

Half-hour sessions for those who are not sure whether they would like to see a therapist or not, or if they are not sure where the services they need are available.

Parenting Courses

When you are a parent, or about to become one, there is a lot of pressure to be the “perfect” parent. There is no such thing as a “perfect” parent. However, becoming a “skilled” parent is a gift you give yourself and your child(ren).

  • Price: Contact Us For More Information
  • Duration: 2-6 Weeks

Additional Information

Learning Parenting Skills (1 - 4 year olds)

When you are a parent, or about to become one, there is a lot of pressure to be the “perfect” parent.

There is no such thing as a “perfect” parent. However, becoming a “skilled” parent is a gift you give yourself and your child(ren).

Learning Parenting Skills (5 - 12)

Every stage of a child’s development demands different skills from the parent(s) and caregivers. The issues confronted with a newborn are radically different from the issues confronted with a teenager.

In the early years, developing a strong attachment with your infant and adjusting to the demands of parenthood are key. For toddlers and young children, the issues of appropriate discipline, effective communication, redirecting misbehaviour, and encouraging the development of self-esteem are at the forefront.

With teenagers, parents and caregivers are tested with issues around the use of drugs and alcohol, sexuality, appropriate expression of emotions, respect, and responsibility.

Although each stage has unique challenges, there are key parenting skills that are common to every stage of development. These include skills such as communicating assertively, disciplining appropriately, fostering respect, side-stepping power-struggles, and instilling responsibility.

Learning these skills takes commitment, practice, time, and effort. Parenting courses are a great way to develop your parenting skills. In a parenting course you learn evidence-based skills in a supportive, confidential, and fun environment.

The tools learned in parenting courses are applicable to a wide range of family arrangements; be it a two-parent home, a single-parent home, a blended family, or any other family configuration.

A specific course of Stepfamilies is available to address their unique challenges and opportunities. Unique issues for Stepfamilies are the emotional baggage that each person brings to the new family, addressing different approaches and parenting styles, establishing limits, and avoiding loyalty conflicts.

Everyone involved in a child’s life does not have to have the same parenting styles. They do, however, need to agree on the strategies implemented and present a united front when handling parenting issues. Disagreements about parenting decisions need to be discussed when the children are not present and may require compromise among the adults.

Quick Tips for Building a Sense of Responsibility in Your Child(ren)

Children are not born with a sense of responsibility. It is something that must be carefully nurtured and instilled by the adults in their lives.

For pre-schoolers try engaging them in “games” such as putting toys away with one hand behind their backs or cleaning up after supper with only one hand. If they do not actually put all the toys away or clean the table, it is not as important as engaging them in the process.

For early elementary school age children charts with checks or stickers and rewards work like magic. A system of structured expectations and record-keeping allows the child to take pride in her or his achievements.

Nine to 11-year-olds can be very competent and being given the opportunity to contribute with daily household tasks enhances their sense of efficacy and belonging.

Don’t Forget About Your Needs

As much as you love your children, it is important to nurture your own spirit. Looking after your physical and emotional well-being will benefit yourself and your child(ren) in the long run. Asking for help is a sign of self-awareness and great strength.

For information about Parenting Courses contact:

Family Enrichment
356 Queen Street, Fredericton

Tel: (506) 458-8211
Toll-free: 1-888-829-6777
Email: info@familyenrichment.ca

Helpful Programs and Courses

Half-hour sessions for those who are not sure whether they would like to see a therapist or not, or if they are not sure where the services they need are available.
This 8-hour program is an interactive learning experience for parents and caregivers who want to learn how to build a stronger relationship with their child(ren) and how to have more fun with their preschooler.
Changing Ways is a voluntary 10-week program for men of ages 18 and older that involves understanding and developing self-awareness to help prevent oneself from behaving in hurtful and embarrassing ways.
This program is for adult men and women and will help the participants identify the style of communication they use and understand why they use different styles with different people and in different situations.
In this interactive 12-hour program you will learn these skills: communicating effectively, responsibility and discipline, encouraging self-esteem, redirecting misbehaviour, sidestepping power struggles, and conflict resolution.
This program is for men and women who consider themselves either not assertive enough and who want to learn to improve the quality of their communication and in turn their relationships.

Our agency stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement

We are committed to providing mental health support for those affected by the recent and longstanding transgressions towards the minority communities. We are dedicated to supporting freedom, liberation and justice for all.

We Are Here For You.

Our agency is currently offering face-to-face, telephone, and video counselling sessions for existing and new clients.

To schedule an appointment please call us at (506) 458-8211 Ext. 220