Upcoming Events

A calendar of upcoming events featuring Ann Douglas, author of Happy Parents, Happy Kids — a guide to thriving alongside your child — and Parenting Through the Storm — a guide to parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge.

Interested in having Ann speak to your group? Please get in touch. She'd love to brainstorm the possibilities and provide you with information about purchasing copies of her books at a significant discount. 

Looking for ideas and inspiration?
     Descriptions of Ann's most popular parenting presentations 
     List of recent speaking engagements (2015-2019)

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Glen Ames Senior Public School, Toronto, Ontario

BIG-PICTURE PARENTING: Do you sometimes feel that you get sidetracked by the day-to-day frustrations of parenting? Do you ever wish you could focus more on your long-term parenting goals? Big-picture parenting means thinking about the type of relationship you want to have with your child over the long-term, and making conscious and deliberate parenting choices - as opposed to reacting in the moment in a way that might not support your goals for your relationship with your child. In this thought-provoking presentation, parenting author Ann Douglas discusses the advantages of taking a big-picture approach to parenting. She will discuss the importance of tuning into your child’s needs, being mindful of your parenting decisions, building relationships with other parents, and practicing self-care. Her presentation taps into a lot of the research about mindfulness and how mindfulness can be applied to parenting. Expect a compelling mix of practical advice and lively anecdotes from this popular and engaging speaker. More.