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Neuro Emotional Literacy

Neuro Emotional Literacy

Start Date: Sept 19th & 20th for support groups


To sign up, click on the blue document below:



What is it?  

Six one-afternoon-per-week workshops on how emotions work in the brain and the body,

how emotions can be recognized and managed, and how you can help your children learn to better manage their emotions.


Research shows that children who have caregivers (i.e. parents, daycare workers, teachers) who have knowledge about

emotional literacy and who practice and model effective emotion regulation strategies: are more empathetic and less likely

to bully, are better able to cope with stress, do better in school, and experience higher degrees of emotional and physical well-being.

When? One day per week for 6 weeks: October 9–November 13, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Information meeting/registration on October 2, 2017 at 7:00p.m. Room 134.

Children welcome. Coffee/tea/juice and snacks served.

What’s in it for me?

  • Free childcare while you are attending the workshops
  • Free dinner for you and your family after each workshop
  • Free snacks for you and your children after school (and coffee/tea for adults)
  • Become a better manager of emotions to improve well-being for your family
  • Become part of a parent support group to relieve the stresses of childrearing
  • Certificate of Achievement

Comments from parents who have already completed the workshops:

“Every parent should take this course!”

“I am a better parent and a calmer person after taking this course.”

“Because of this course, I have tackled things I didn’t think I could ever do.”

“I made a very good friend because of this course.”

“I am so much better at dealing with the stress of parenting.”

Contact Dr. Kate Patten at for more information.


NELP Schedule West Heights Elementary School

Fall 2018-08-20


WHE Support Group #1 Wednesdays:  Oct. 31 (to be changed when we decide on best day), Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 12

WHE Support Group #2 Thursdays:  Nov. 1, Nov.15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13

*On Sept. 19 & 20 we will meet in the same groups as in June. We will decide on books and later, everyone can decide which book/group (Wednesdays or Thursdays) they would like to join!


New WHE Group Information Meeting:

Come to find out how you can better deal with the stress of parenting and how to teach your children emotion management strategies that they can use for life.

The new course will run from Oct. 9 until Nov. 13, 2018: once a week for six weeks.