Join this 2-part workshop series to help you raise a more resilient and happy child

How to help your family and teen effectively overcome the negative effect smartphones and other devices are having on their wellbeing and happiness.

DATE: Thursday January 25th

Do you ever feel like your teen’s phone is the bane of your existence?

Are you concerned about the impact your child’s phone and other devices are having on their mental health and social skills?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by these issues and struggling to figure out how to manage this in a way that’s realistic and effective?

You have reason to be concerned. While there’s still a lot we don’t know, more and more data is coming out that’s shedding light on the impact smartphones and other devices are having on teens, and it’s not good.

This eye opening, positive and practical talk will focus on how we as parents can learn to work with the technology that is so pervasive in our lives and the lives of our kids in order to maximize the benefits and mitigate the harmful aspects. This talk will benefit parents and anyone else who wants to gain a better understanding of what is going on with this generation and what to do about this avalanche of technology that’s coming at our kids faster than they can handle.

What you can expect:

  • Practical and useful tips, ideas and strategies for dealing with devices as a parent in 2018.
  • Information based on sound research and data.
  • An opportunity to learn how to respond to behavior problems in a way that empowers kids to develop the essential life skills that their excessive screen time is inhibiting.
  • An enjoyable (dare I say fun) experience packed with information that’s relatable and down to earth from a therapist that has worked with hundreds of teens and families for over 15 years.
  • A room filled with other brave and loving parents who get just as confused and concerned as you.
  • Answers to your questions.

Learn How to Help Your Teen Overcome Anxiety, Stress and Depression

DATE: Thursday February 15th

Over the last 5 years, self reported rates of anxiety, depression and stress have skyrocketed among teens. Suicide rates have doubled.

When these problems aren’t addressed during adolescence, young people often experience negative long-term consequences that affect their emotional stability, physical health, and capacity to learn and grow as adults.

This comprehensive and enlightening workshop will cover valuable information and give you an insight into the causes of these stressors, as well as warning signs that will help you identify problems before they spiral out of control.

What’s more, you’ll get practical solutions and strategies to help your stressed, anxious or depressed teen develop more resilience and confidence in the face of obstacles in their path. While the emphasis will be on parenting, expect to gain tools for managing your own stress and anxiety as well! This is gonna help everyone.

Attendance at part 1 is not required or necessary if you’d like to participate in this one.

What you can expect:

  • More clarity about what anxiety, stress and depression actually is and how they work in our brain and body.
  • To learn how you may be inadvertently enabling these problems along with proven strategies to help your child overcome these limitations.
  • An interesting and worthwhile experience packed with information that’s relatable and will make sense.
  • A room filled with other well meaning parents wanting to figure out how to help their stressed, anxious or depressed teen or tween.
  • Answers to your questions.
Workshop Registration
Names of Adults Attending
Optional Teen Accompanying
Workshop Details

WHEN: January 25th & February 15th. 7:00-9:00

WHERE:  Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th Avenue.

COST: $45 for one workshop. $80/two people. $110/three people. Your teen can come for free. If cost is a barrier and you would like to attend, please contact Yshai directly by clicking  and he’ll help make sure you’re able to attend.

This may fill up. Register now to secure your seat.

What past participants had to say...

“Very well done.”

“Examples of what kids say to you was very helpful.”

“You did a great job.”

“I learned about how to create a positive atmosphere in the midst of a crisis.”

“I benefited from A few different perspectives and just being in a group of parents struggling around the same concepts.”

“Looking forward to more!”

“Helpful advice with research and fact backups, and you didn’t treat us as bad/stupid parents.”

“It was great! So helpful!”

“We will absolutely be back! This was great! Thank you!”

“Do it again so my husband can come.”