Emotionally Connected Parenting

How to successfully navigate your child's school-aged years by tuning into their emotional experiences

It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed when your child experiences leaps in their mental and emotional development. Like so many other parents, you may be spending hours reading through books, social media posts and tips from other parents in search of answers. If you’re struggling to find strategies that work for your child and family, then this support group is for you.

Over the course of 4 weeks, you’ll be introduced to practical skills to effectively respond to your child’s strong emotional reactions and behavioural challenges, learn to increase cooperation, and strengthen your relationship with your child—all while connecting with other mothers who are going through similar experiences as you.

This group is intended for mothers who:

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Emily Popoff, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Lisa Cavey, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Online (via Zoom)

Next Scheduled Group



Regular rate: $200 (+GST)

Early bird rate: $175 (+GST) until May 1

Learn to connect to your kid’s emotions and become a feelings-first parent.

Research shows that tuning into children’s emotional experiences promotes better wellness outcomes for all. 

The education and tools provided during this support group will equip you with a long-term plan for navigating some of the most challenging situations that can happen when raising young children. You will walk away with further insight into how and why feeling-focused work seeps into all your relationships, and how this powerful method of communicating with your child can have a lasting impact on their development.

Common Questions

Support groups are made up of people who share common challenges. These groups are focused on providing education, resources and tools, with the overall goal of helping you to cope. They provide a safe place for you to express your thoughts and feelings, and to share your experiences if you feel comfortable. Groups often provide reassurance and encouragement. There’s something truly unique about surrounding yourself with others who are experiencing similar challenges as you. Group members often walk away feeling stronger, more capable and hopeful about managing the difficulties that brought them to the group.

Our groups typically range anywhere from 5 to 12 people. 

Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a current client in order to join any of the groups we offer. 

Every group is facilitated by trained clinical counsellors who have a masters-level education and experience supporting individuals in a group setting. They will ensure that group members are respected throughout the group process and will provide members with new knowledge and skills to manage their struggles.

While most insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the cost for 1-on-1 counselling services, some are more particular when it comes to group programs. We encourage you to contact your service provider to determine what type of coverage might be available to you. We’re happy to provide individual receipts for each session if needed.

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and is part of the ground rules for attending a group program. Everything said before, during and after group sessions is considered confidential and all members are required to sign and agree to this. 

All of our group programs occur on a private and confidential video conferencing service that has an encrypted connection and is both PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliant. You will receive a link by e-mail to access the sessions.

Every group member is expected to attend the full 4-week program, but we do understand that unforeseen events can occur. If you are going to be absent for any session, we ask that you please inform the facilitator(s).

Our cancellation policy for group sessions can be found here.
Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to us via our contact form, or email us directly at [email protected]

Session breakdown

Session One

Going Against the Grain

Challenging emotion-avoidance and stepping into validation and emotion-focused work

Session Two


Changing the script on how you communicate with your child

Session Three

Looking Inward

Exploring the reasons parents get triggered by their children and other caregiver challenges

Session Four

Next Steps

Understanding the importance of repairing your relationship with your child after a challenging interaction

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Cancellation Policy

Group programs depend on a minimum number of participants to run effectively and are designed for the purpose of completing the program in its entirety. If group members drop out before the end of the program, it may have an impact on other group members. For this reason, fees for the entire 4-week group are due in full at the time of registration.

We understand that unforeseen events occur at times. Cancellations can be made one month prior to the first group session date and a full refund will be provided. Cancellations made between the period of one month to two weeks prior to the first group session date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests within two weeks of the first group session date. Registration is non-transferable and not available for resale. Receipts will be provided for insurance and/or income tax purposes if applicable.