Parents in the Know

Professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of teens

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Parents in the Know is a 10-week, professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of teens. Some parents come to learn more about adolescent development and others come with more specific concerns such as their teen’s mental health, lack of motivation, substance use, abusive or aggressive actions and their defiant/rebellious attitude. Whatever brings parents to group, parents often tell us that the support from others and information on community resources helps them feel less alone and better prepared to parent their teen. This is all provided in a non-judgmental 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 “Parents In The Know” Program Brochure

Parents in the Know Program 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

Parents in the Know (10 weeks)
A weekly education and group support program that helps parents of teens (ages 13-18) explore ways to improve communication skills, resolve conflicts, and build positive relationships.
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 25th to November 27th


Parents in the Know 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