Risk-Taking for Children (and Their Parents)

Presented by: 
Kathy Lynn
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd., Polygon Homes Classroom, 2nd floor
Our United Way Campaign Celebration Event!

Program Summary

Children are our future, and we need kids who are ready to take over the reins of power. They need to be creative, good problem-solvers in a quickly changing world, able to assess reasonable risk-taking ventures and have a good sense of their strengths and weaknesses. Kids who are raised without any risk will not be ready for adulthood.

Through discussion, activities, and stories, parenting expert Kathy Lynn will teach you techniques to help you and your kids assess risk and take healthy chances. This includes physical challenges as well as taking on new and exciting ventures.

Join us in celebrating UBC’s United Way Campaign through this exclusive AAPS event. There are two opportunities to participate!


This workshop is designed for AAPS parents of children of all ages.

What you will learn

  • The role of connection with the community to raising competent children
  • How to permit our kids to take healthy chances
  • How to assess the level of risk
  • How to help children cope with failure when a new challenge doesn’t work out

How You Will Learn

  • Stories and anecdotes
  • Interactive activities
  • Small and large group discussion

About Your Facilitator

Kathy Lynn, BA, CCFF, is a parenting speaker and author, and she is the chair of Corinne’s Quest, a campaign to end physical punishment of children.

Her company, Parenting Today was founded in 1978, and she has helped thousands of parents to regain some order in their lives. Her lively keynote addresses are known for their humour and practical advice. She delivers keynotes for workplace wellness programs, training workshops to members of the helping professions, and presents to parent conferences.

Kathy has a diploma in Community Service, a BA in Applied Social Services, and is a Certified Canadian Family Educator. Kathy is the Parent Education Advisor for the Council of Parent Participation Preschools of BC, has an Honorary Life membership with the council and is Past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Vancouver chapter. Kathy is married, the mother of two children and the grandmother of three.

She is the author of three parenting books.

Read Kathy’s parenting blog here.

Event Details

Risk-Taking for Children (and Their Parents)
Facilitated by Kathy Lynn
Thursday, November 26, 2015
9:00am-11:00am or
Building: Alumni Centre
Address: 6163 University Blvd. [MAP]
Room: Polygon Homes Classroom (2nd floor)

To Register

Please click here to register for the 9am-11am session. The 12pm-2pm session is full.

All registered attendees will receive a confirmation notice.

Please note this session is available exclusively to AAPS members and there is no cost to attend.

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