Parenting & Family Support Programs
Parenting Groups

Educational and activity-based parenting groups

The Golden Family Center offers a number of educational and activity-based parenting groups throughout the year. You can find the latest information on when and where our parenting groups meet in our What’s New section.

Positive Discipline parenting group

Positive Discipline – What it is and how to do it

“Positive discipline is not permissive parenting and is not about punishment. It is about long-term solutions that develop children’s own self-discipline and their life-long skills. Positive discipline is about teaching non-violence, empathy, self-respect, human rights and respect for others”. Usually held in 8 weekly sessions or on two consecutive Saturdays. Includes child care.


Parent Skill Shop Series

Parenting support programs on different topics, such as parenting teens, parenting children in a step-family, etc. Check our What’s New section or contact the Golden Family Center if there are any topics you would like to see covered in a group. Groups run for 4 to 5 weeks.


Parent ‘n Tot Golden

Weekly play group for parents and young children. Meet with other moms and dads, and let the kids play. Activities include story time, crafts and snacks. Every Wednesday from 10:30 am – noon at the Golden Rec Plex at 1310 9th Avenue across from Alexander Park Elementary School. Parent ‘n Tot is held in one of the parks during spring and summer.


Nobody’s Perfect*

A national parenting program for parents of children birth to age five. Meet with other parents of young children; share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behaviour; discuss real-life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting. Group runs for 6-8 weeks, several times each year.
*(Funded by the Golden Community Resources Society; offered by Infant Development Consultant)


Other parenting groups in Golden and surrounding area

There are many more groups for parents and their kids that are offered in Golden and area. Our local Childcare Resource & Referral office (CCRR) puts out a monthly calendar that lists all activities for parents and kids in Golden and in the outlying communities of Brisco, Donald, Field, Parson and Spillimacheen.