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My Tween and Me: November 2019


Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Friday, November 29, 2019

9:30 AM - 4 PM

 The Panorama Room, 132 W Esplanade ,
North Vancouver  

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My Tween and Me is a parenting program for families with children aged 7-12 years.

Learn new facilitation skills to engage both parents and their tweens in our innovative curriculum that goes beyond parent education to promote strong family relationships and positive youth development for children aged 7-12 as they move through the critical transition from childhood to adolescence. 

Our two and a half day newly revised Leader Training is designed to provide professionals with practical strategies and techniques that are flexible and adaptive in promoting positive youth development for tweens as they transition into adolescence and early adulthood. Becoming a My Tween and Me Leader means learning how to help parents:

  • Strengthen their pre-teen’s self confidence, esteem and worth
  • Positively influence their pre-teen’s choices, values and goals
  • Support their tweens in making healthy decisions 

The training centers around five core topics:

  • Healthy development of children age 7 – 12
  • Life at school as a pre-teen
  • Building strong family relationships
  • Encouraging strong peer relationships
  • Exploring today’s pre-teen world and building community

Training Details

  • Lunch is on your own
  • Coffee/tea provided
  • Leader Guide included 

This training will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29th.  

About the Location 

The venue is accessible by Sea Bus and transit to and from Lonsdale Quay. Unrestricted parking is available above 3rd Avenue around the Lonsdale corridor. Paid parking is available $8.25 for the day on 1st street East of Lonsdale on the North Side. 

About the Facilitator 

Kerry Watts, Project Lead for the Revised My Tween and Me Program, has spent over 20 years working with children, families and communities in a variety of roles. Kerry is passionate about building community and working together to support parents from preconception through to adolescence. She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, three children, and an odd assortment of pets.

Accommodation Information 

There are a limited number of rooms reserved at SureStay Hotel by Best Western North Vancouver Capilano, 1634 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, from November 26th to 29th at $ 80.95 per night including taxes (free wifi and parking). To make a reservation, please call 604-987-8185 and let them know that you are with the BC Council for Families. 

Learn more about the My Tween and Me Program. Read an interview with Hala Alhafez Kapani, My Tween and Me Program Leader 

Please note that this training is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order to be able to run it.