Connecting with your Child: Finding Your Dad Groove Workshop by Blair Armstrong
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Connecting with your Child: Finding Your Dad Groove Workshop by Blair Armstrong

Dads play a critical and unique role in their kids’ development. Blair loves to help Dads understand how to "find their dad groove” - to make a connection, figure out the roles a dad can take to support his child’s development, and build one of life’s most important relationships.

Blair is a dad of 5 children and a veteran Relationship Development Intervention™ Consultant based in Vancouver, BC. He is originally from Sault Ste. Marie and loves the Soo and the people here. He has worked with hundreds of dads of children of all ages and is passionate about helping them to find their groove connecting with their children with ASD and other differences. Whether you love hunting or fishing, camping, boating, dirt biking/quads/jet skis, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, hockey, fixing/building, tinkering around the house, cooking on the BBQ, watching your favourite sport or just chillin’ around the campfire at home or at camp, there is a connecting role for you and for your child within everything you love to do. Blair is going to masterfully walk you through the magic of learning to guide your child in fun meaningful activities that your child enjoys, you enjoy and even some that your child initially does not feel motivated or competent with and puts up some road blocks to the guiding relationship.

Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 for those already registered for The Guided Participation Relationship workshop on August 14)

To register, please call 705-253-1157 by Friday August 9, 2019.

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The Guided Participation Relationship Workshop by Blair Armstrong
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Guided Participation Relationship Workshop by Blair Armstrong

Most interventions for children with Autism involve mainly training behaviours and skills. Your dreams for your child likely extend far beyond a set of skills. Many parents share that they wish for their child to be able to engage in meaningful ways, be more flexible, be intrinsically motivated, have friendships, and experience greater independence.

In every culture for countless millennia, parents and children have engaged in an emotion-based and developmental process known as Guided Participation. Guided Participation is the universal learning process which children join and apprentice together with more competent guides. It is the way that all children can learn to relate to and engage with others, and become dynamic thinkers and problem solvers. The Relationship Development Intervention™ program seeks to restore the natural Guided Participation Relationship (Mind Guiding) by training parents and caregivers to connect with their child and repair the breakdowns in the Mind Guiding relationship. 

Blair is an experienced RDI™ Consultant and a 25 year veteran working with families of children with Autism and other differences. He will be your guide to understanding this process and gaining valuable insights and specific tools that will help to build a guiding relationship with your child or the children you work with. He will also address obstacles to guiding and how to work through moments when we or our child become anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed.

Cost: $40.00 / person or $60.00 / couple (parents in same family)

To register, please call 705-253-1157 by Friday August 9, 2019.

Join us for refreshments at 444 Albert St E following the workshop.

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