Temper Taming Together & STEAM

Temper Taming Together


Do you have a child or children between the ages of 5 to 12? Do they have Big Emotions that they have difficulty expressing? As a parent, do you sometimes experience Big Emotions, too?

If so, then Temper Taming Together could be a great opportunity for your family!

Temper Taming Together is a group program for parents and children. It focuses on helping children develop the skills to identify, express and manage their emotions more effectively while also helping parents develop the skills to guide and support their children’s emotional experiences. We learn how to recognize and talk about feelings, how to take care of emotions so that we can stay in control, and how we can support our family members in handling their feelings in healthy and helpful ways.

Some of the time is spent all together, learning through fun activities, and some of the time is spent in separate sessions, so parents get the chance to talk with other parents and children get a chance to learn through guided play and activities.

Each night ends with a relaxation story and cozy carpet time for families.

Two groups will run: One on Monday evenings, October 16th – December 4th and the other
on Tuesday evenings, October 17th – December 5th.

Our Fall groups are now full

Cost: $160.00 per family for 8 week course; subsidies available.

For more information download the flyer or contact: Teresa Wikkerink 

Topics include:

  • Getting to Know the Program
  • Getting to Know Each Other
  • Our Big Emotions
  • Our Brains and Our Bodies
  • Safe and Loving Relationships: Connection
  • Safe and Loving Relationships: Empathy and Understanding
  • Conflict and Connection
  • Change is Hard
  • Wrap Up and Celebration

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Bell for the development of the Temper Taming Together program.



STEAM logo

S.T.E.A.M. is a school-based program designed to help children develop the skills they need to better understand and manage their emotions.

S.T.E.A.M. was created and developed in 1999 by KW Counselling Services in consultation with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The program ran in WRDSB and WCDSB schools until 2016. It continues to be run by agencies in Ottawa and Edmonton.