Parenting Now:
Parent Education Programs

Parenting Now at KW Counselling Services has been offering quality parenting programs throughout the Waterloo Region for many years. We believe that positive parenting means finding and embracing the delights of loving and raising our children with positive attitudes and practices. We further believe that all parents—regardless of circumstance, stressors, skill level, age, life experience or belief system—strive for these joyful moments with their children.

Spring 2022 Program Schedule

Positive parenting is an approach to parenting that emphasizes the role of connection and healthy attachment in the parent-child relationship. It helps parents understand how this relationship is the key to building the skills that children and youth need to be healthy and happy.

This series of FREE one-hour positive parenting “snap shots” will get you thinking about your choices as a parent and help you develop strategies to become the parent that you want to be.

Each session stands alone. You can attend just one or all of them. Register by emailing


Click here for our Parenting Education & Supports Pamphlet


Whether you are a parent looking to enhance your skills and knowledge, a parent seeking help with specific challenges, difficult life transitions, or an adult who cares about the children and youth in your life, our parenting courses are designed to help you increase your feelings of competence and confidence.

Our program objectives are:

  • To increase knowledge of and skills in using positive discipline strategies.
  • To increase knowledge of and skills to engage effective communication practices.
  • To increase knowledge of and skills to develop positive self esteem and emotion management for yourself and your child/teen.
  • To promote positive self care practices.
  • To inform about the range of resources and services offered at KW Counselling Services and throughout the Waterloo Region.

As educators and facilitators, we approach our programs with the same passionate zeal that you bring to your parenting. Our content is modified regularly, based on feedback from participants and as new knowledge emerges in our society. We strive to keep our courses fresh, up-to-date, interactive and FUN!

Everyone is welcome to attend our universal parenting programs. We offer one night seminars, 4 to 8 week courses, part and full-day workshops.

Registration: Pre-registration for all courses is required by telephone at 519.884.0000. Registration deadline is one week before group begins. Courses listed will be offered provided there is sufficient registration. Referrals are not needed for our parent education programs and all adults in the Waterloo Region are invited to attend.

Fees: Fees are charged because high quality parent education is costly. Subsidies are available for all programs and are based on your annual family income. Participants wishing to discuss fees and subsidies are asked to contact or call our main office at 519.884.0000.