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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Georges Vanier Catholic School, Ottawa, Ontario

  • 40 Varley Drive Kanata K2K 1G5 (map)

Ann Douglas will be speaking about Parenting in an Age of Anxiety: A Stress and Anxiety Toolkit for Parents at this school event.

Presentation description: All kids experience stress and anxiety. These emotions are part of being human, after all. But one in eight children experiences such a high level of anxiety that the child finds it difficult to manage at home or at school. In this thought-provoking presentation by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parent author who also struggles with anxiety herself, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between stress and anxiety (and why this matters); stress management skills for kids and adults; and anxiety management skills for kids and adults (what makes anxiety better, not worse). She’ll also be talking about why parents and kids are feeling so anxious these days — and how we can get to a happier, healthier place together. (This is the focus of Ann’s brand new book, Happy Parents, Happy Kids, which will be published by HarperCollins Canada in late February.)