Workshop to focus on children’s emotional growth

Reach Child and Youth Development Society event to help parents with coping strategies

  • Nov. 14, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Pam Collins

Experts agree that emotional development in children influence their future development.

As well, a growing number of educators recognize that emotional learning plays a strong role in academic outcomes.

On Nov. 23, Reach Child and Youth Development Society is offering a parenting workshop called Emotional Regulation that will give parents the opportunity to discover some effective strategies for supporting their child’s emotional development from early childhood into the teen years.

In the workshop, parents will learn ways they can help their child to understand their emotions and will walk away with some simple strategies to teach their child how they can control their bodies and their feelings.

Workshop facilitator Pam Collins has an extensive background in early child development and special needs, and has been offering the workshop for several years in the community.

“Learning how to regulate emotions helps all children to have positive social and educational experiences,” says Collins. “Many  children, especially those with special needs or who are ‘different’ thinkers, often have difficulty understanding and regulating their emotions.

“By understanding how our children perceive the world, and how their senses take in information we can help them understand what is happening in their own bodies. I will share several strategies that parents can use to help their children learn about what is happening and how to regulate their emotions.”

Reach Child and Youth Development Society, (formerly Delta Association for Child Development), a non-profit, charitable organization that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959.

Reach offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of children from birth to age 19 to ensure their optimum development.

Last year, close to 1,000 children and their families received services from Reach.

The workshop Emotion Regulation takes place on Nov. 23 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, #3, 3800 72 St. To register or for more information, call 604-946-6622, Ext. 343 or email For more information about Reach, visit

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