Perfectly Imperfect Parenting

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

COVID19 has thrust parents and guardians into situations that most believed impossible only weeks ago; spending 24 hours a day in our homes together.  Many of us are working during the day while trying to support children to engage in online learning.  In the evening, we are trying to help our kids through a frightening and unknown time - while being bombarded with social media messages about what parents ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ be doing.  In this session, we’ll talk about what children need during times of crisis, what’s important to do as a parent or guardian to help kids through challenging times, and what to focus on as a family.



Lynda Fernyhough has extensive, counselling, group facilitation and leadership training experience. As a certified clinical counsellor, Lynda has worked with groups and individuals in a variety of capacities including addiction services, family, and trauma counselling for over 30 years.   More specifically, she has worked with children, youth and adults who struggle with mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression), as well as issues related to marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQ, domestic violence, and cultural clashes between youth and young adults and their immigrant parents).  For over 10 years she has partnered with Homewood Health, a provider of employee and family assistance programs.  She provides counselling, parenting and grief coaching (serving over 600 clients a year), and organizational wellness workshop services for Homewood’s clients.  Independently, Lynda also designs and presents wellness, leadership and collaboration, and parenting workshops in organizations as well as in many indigenous communities. Using stories and personal anecdotes, Lynda is adept at explaining concepts and theories in way that can be easily understood and received.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Doyle or Holly Stringer.






Presenter: To be announced