Parenting Blog

The official blog for Ann Douglas, parenting book author and weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. Ann is the creator of The Mother of All Books series and the author of Parenting Through the Storm. Her latest book, Happy Parents, Happy Kids, will be published by HarperCollins Canada in February 2019.

You're Invited to the Parenting Through the Storm Book Club (it's free and it's online)

Ann Douglas is hosting a Parenting Through the Storm Book Club for four weeks starting November 12. It's free and it's online. 

Ann Douglas is hosting a Parenting Through the Storm Book Club for four weeks starting November 12. It's free and it's online. 

Ever wish you could participate in a book club from the comfort of your own couch, with a mug of your favourite steamy beverage in hand? Now you can!

I'm joining forces with VoicED Radio to host a four-week online book club focusing on Parenting Through the Storm (my guide to parenting a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge).

Each Sunday night at 8 pm ET, I'll be zeroing on one of the key themes discussed in the book and inviting a special guest to chat with me. Here's a sneak preview of who I've invited and what we'll be talking about. 

I hope you'll plan to tune in to the discussion (you can listen in via this link) and to participate in the Twitter discussion as well.

And, just to be clear, this is a 100% guilt-free book club. You don't have to read the book in order to be involved. (Because what parent needs more guilt in their life, right?) 

UPDATE: Missed an episode of the book club? You can replay all four episodes here.

April Online Events for Parents and Educators

Most of the events I am involved with these days take place face-to-face in schools or at parenting conferences. 

Next week is a little different: three of my events are taking place online.

If you've had a hard time making it out to one of my face-to-face events (geography and/or family commitments can make it a challenge to get out to an in-person event, for sure!), maybe you might be able to make it out to one of these online events instead. Here's what you need to know about each:

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Tues. Apr. 21, 2015: 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Parenting Through the Storm Webinar

Hosted by Morneau Shepell Children's Support Solutions
Webinar description and registration details. (The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required.)
UPDATE: Link to webinar recording.

Wed. Apr. 22, 2015: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Parenting Through the Storm Webinar

Hosted by the International Bipolar Foundation
Webinar description and registration details. (The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required.)
UPDATE: Link to webinar recording.

Wed. Apr. 22, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Parents and Educators Working Together Twitter Chat

Hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Education: Early Years Division
Follow the #leadershipshine hashtag on Twitter to join in the conversation.
UPDATE: Storify post summarizing the highlights of the chat.