Play is the Way – For Parents of Children Attending Merritt Central Elementary

January 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Merritt Central Elementary School
1501 Voght St
Merritt, BC V1K 0A3



  • interactive and participatory.
  • Non threatening and enjoyable.
  • Held at a time convenient to parents and the school.
  • No whiteboards or power point presentations.
  • Complimentary written notes and tips.


  • Builds a bridge of understanding between parents and teachers in ways to help children.
  • Empowers parents with the strategies and language to help children master their own behaviour.
  • Creates, by participation, an empathetic awareness of the skills children need to survive and flourish in schools.
  • Helps parents to shift from control parenting to guidance parenting.
  • Encourages parents to accept the influence and responsibility of role modeling.
  • Stimulates working partnerships between parents and teachers.
  • Helps parents to see behaviour in the context of the classroom and playground.
  • Strengthens the resolve of parents to assist children develop resilience and perseverance.
  • Helps parents to see their role in encouraging their children to create safe and friendly schools and classrooms.
  • Encourages parents to give the development of social competency and emotional intelligence its rightful place in the school curriculum.
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