Parent conference focuses on school wellness and emotional development

The annual Vancouver Island Parent Conference takes place on Feb. 7, 2015.

Healthy emotional development for children and parents will be a focus of the 8th annual Vancouver Island Parent Conference.

Parents, caregivers, teachers, principals, early childhood educators and more come together for a full day of learning, networking and workshops.

“It’s a place where they can come and gather some new tools and information,” said Carrol Pedersen, media relations manager for the Vancouver Island Parent Conference.

The keynote speaker is Robin Grille, a psychologist and parenting educator from Australia. Grille will speak about emotional intelligence.

Other speakers, including Gary Anaka and Richard Stanwick, will discuss a variety of ideas to strengthen the wellness of school and home.

“The focus is school wellness, but obviously that is something that will translate into home life as well,” said Pedersen.

The Vancouver Island Parent Conference is put on by the parent advisory councils of Victoria (SD 61) and Sooke (SD 62).

The conference takes place on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at vipc.ca. Tickets are $75 until Jan. 21 and $100 after that. Registration will be accepted until Feb 1, or until sold out.

 

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