Parenting Without Power Struggles

Professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of preteens

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Parenting Without Power Struggles is a professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of preteens.  Over 10-weeks, the program encourages parents to build on their family strengths, gain confidence in parenting an emerging teen, and discover practical ideas on how to prepare for the transition from preteen to teen. Most importantly, Parenting Without Power Struggles can help parents connect with others who are experiencing similar issues and help them feel less isolated during this new stage of development. This is all provided in a confidential, non-judgemental group setting.

Why Attend?

Many parents report better relationships with their youth as a result of attending the program. Parents may also experience:

  • Increased confidence as a parent
  • Anger management skills and a better ability to defuse conflict
  • Better relationships with spouse and past partners
  • Knowledge of issues affecting their child’s lives
  • Increased ability to advocate on behalf of themselves and their families
  • Compassion for other families
  • Decreased isolation and greater friendship
  • Access to community resources
  • New coping and communication skills
  • Increased ability to address self-care

Parenting Programs 2017-2018 Calendar

Click here download a PDF version of the “Parenting Without Power Struggles” Brochure

Current Parenting Without Power Struggles Poster

Current Comox Valley  Program Poster

Click here to download a PDF of our Comox Valley Resource Guide– Helpful Community and Online Resources for Families


To register, please contact:

Comox Valley – Parenting Programs Coordinator Dayna Brentnall – – 250-338-7141.

Once program participation is confirmed by the Program Coordinator, the membership form can be printed, completed and brought to the first session. BGCCVI Membership ($24.00 annually) is required for participation in this program. Please note that the fee can be waived based on need.

Current Program Schedule

Parenting Without Power Struggles (10 weeks)
An education and group support program for parents of preteens ages 8-12. Explore adolescent development, respectful communication, boundary setting and parental self-care.
Thursdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Starting October 4th


Parenting Without Power Struggles acknowledges the financial support of the province of British Columbia, and is proud to be the recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for programs in 2017/2018. Program Resource Materials Fee- $20.00. Please note that this fee can be waived based on need.




Comox Valley Parent Services

Office hours are by appointment
Please call 250-338-7141