“Fabulous… age appropriate, gets the kids’ attention and involvement” – A. Edgar, Teacher, St Edmund School

“I liked how the program focused on kids interacting” – G. Smith, Parent, Community Youth Group

“Dynamic presentations, relevant to kids today” – T. Prevost, teacher, Teacher, Westpark School

“Great Interventions” – M. Coloccia, Parent, Edinburgh School

“I learnt about making good choices in your friendships” - student, Beechwood School

“Engaging workshop… a real eye opener!” – E. Marki, Parent, Sherwood Forest School

“[My son] loved coming here every week” – S. Riggi, Parent, Community Youth Group

“It taught us how to stand up for yourself in a safe way” – student, St Lawrence Academy

“Great as always!” – L. Cavaliere, Daycare Coordinator, St Edmund School

“Real life examples, practical techniques and strategies !” – Elizabeth, Parent, East Hill School

“[My daughter] learned social skills and how to be assertive” – M. Borjas, Parent, Community Youth Group

“Good tips, easy steps to follow” – S. Desormeaux, Parent, Pierre Elliot Trudeau School

“My son has learnt to keep [himself] under control with other kids instead of blowing up” – C. Labowka - Collins, Parent, Community Youth Group

“it was good to learn about teamwork and how to get along with each other” - student, Christmas Park School

“Engaging, Great presentation... wish I had this workshop 10 years ago!” – E. Gharibian, Parent, LBPSB CPC

“Increased [my son’s] self-awareness, and realizing that he has the right to his own opinion” - C. Rusch, Parent, Community Youth Group

“Great interactive process, instructor did an excellent job!” – C. Thombell, Educator, Terry Fox School

“Students learned about Empowerment & the ability to help others” – D. Tremblay, former principal, Franklin Hill School

“Clear, concise, hands on, fun & informative” – F. Figura, Teacher Montessori International

“Standing up for someone can change everything” – student, QEHS, Sept Iles

“Dynamic facilitators, presentations, & approaches” – K. Fahey, teacher, Teacher, Morin Heights School

“Great examples, fantastic strategies to use as a parent!” – F. Legault, Parent, Birchwood School

“Now I know that our voice can make a difference” - student, Hebrew Academy

“I loved it… Great new tools!” – C. Callice, Educator, Forest Hill School

“I liked how we got to learn about trusting others and teamwork”– Student, Children’s World Academy

“I learned how to solve problems and stay positive even when it is difficult” – student, Franklin Hill School

“Program had ‘real life’ conflict” – M. Vinh, Parent, Community Youth Group

“The more we work together, the more we can change bullying” – Student, Lakeside Academy

“Very informative… includes plans for resolving issues” – R. Kennedy, Parent, Edinburgh School

“Good sharing of ideas and teamwork!” – N. Mycan, Educator, Terry Fox School

“Lots of information that can be applied to so many situations ” – J. Shanks, Parent, QFHSA

“We had fun and learnt how to be good friends” – student, St Edmund School

“Very timely and important discussions” – M. Moffat, Educator, Christmas Park School

“Actual steps to take to deal with a situation” – C. Cipolla, Parent, QFHSA

“We can deal with different situations now when they happen” – student, St John Fisher School

“Very direct, concrete, and specific” – A. Berryman, Parent, Forest Hill School

“It was fun !” – student, Lindsay Place School

“Super program… enthusiasm, very structured and educational ” – G. Robertson, Teacher, Christmas Park School

“there is always something we can do about a problem” – student, Jules Verne School

“Great techniques to try at home !” – R. Lucifero, Parent, East Hill School

“It made my daughter rise to the occasion and be a superstar!” – S. Goodwin, Parent, Community Youth Group

“I have learnt many strategies… thank you so much!” – A. Piazza, Parent, LBPSB CPC

“Relevant and Realistic” – D. Reeves, former principal, Lewis King School

“Fun, interactive, great content… it deals with issues they are experiencing day to day” – L. Smith, Teacher, Christmas Park School

“They taught us very well about how to be safe online and what to do” – student, Westpark School

“Excellent… very interactive…presenters connected quickly with students and message got across well” – A. Patenaude, Teacher, Westpark School

“You can always find a solution to work things out with your friends” – Student, Allion School

“Fantastic tools” – J. Dimarco, Parent, QFHSA

“It’s really important to respect others” – Student, Sherwood Forest

“Very relevant to what is actually happening in school” – S. Burgy, Educator, St Edmund School

[The program]”… is very well organized and presented… the materials are very clear and user friendly… it’s a great experience!” - M. Gosselin, Teacher St. Edmund School

“There were lots of ideas how to deal with the situation” – J. Shea, Educator, Forest Hill School

“We learned how to stop the bullying” – student, Montessori International

“It’s fun to know how we can solve problems and help others” – student, Beechwood School

“Teaching kids how to talk to their friends” – M. Fotohy, parent, LBPSB CPC

“We learnt how to keep safe on the internet” – student, Morin Heights School

“Program gave my child social skills needed” – C. Ferrara, Parent, Community Youth Group

“Students learned how to deal with conflict situations” - J. Pomminville, Daycare Coordinator, Franklin Hill School

“I loved the games” – student, Thorndale School

“Thanks for an amazing workshop” – J. Forde, Parent, Sunshine Academy

“After the activities I felt very touched… it really shows how everyone has the right to stand up for what they believe in” – student, QEHS, Sept Iles

“Excellent workshop and presentation!” – S. Hill, Parent, QFHSA

For Parents

It takes a village to raise a child.
DM can help !


DM offers Parenting Programs for parents of youth from toddler to teens, for typically developing children, as well as children with ADHD, Learning Difficulties, Asperger Syndrome (Asperger’s), Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attentional difficulties, Special Needs - in DM’s offices, as well as in schools, in the community, and at conferences and other events !


Contact DM for your FREE confidential telephone consult !



DM’s Parent Training Program Formats:

  • 10 week program
  • 8 week program
  • 6 week program
  • Weekend program






DM’s Parent Training Program are offered :

  • At DMs offices (Montreal and West Island)
  • By arrangement in the community
  • In Schools










To Register for DM’s Parent Training Programs, please complete and return the Registration Form.











DM's Parenting Workshops are offered:

  • In Schools
  • By arrangement In the community, at conferences, and at other events 



Contact DM to
reserve a Parenting Workshop !









Contact DM for your FREE confidential telephone consult !


Parenting youth in the 21st century is a great challenge – so much to do, so little time, and so much uncertainty. Yet the role of parents has never been more critical in the development of today's youth. DM offers support to parents in various formats:


Parent Training Programs

DM’s parent training programs are designed to support parents of today’s youth. Using evidence based programs, DM provides parents of young people - from toddlers to teens, as well as young adults - with the tools necessary to help their children be more successful in all areas of their lives !

DM’s parent training programs are designed to:

  • Increase the positive relationship between parents and their toddlers, children, and adolescents
  • Support parents in increasing social and emotional competence skills of youth, leading to improved emotional regulation, decision making, and overall happiness.
  • Decrease behaviors such as disrespect, defiance, aggression and other disruptive behaviors at home, school, pre-school settings, as well as in the community and workplace.

DM’s Parent Training Programs are Great for:

  • Parents of youth from toddlers to teens
  • Parents wanting to learn positive parenting strategies
  • Parents who are looking for more effective communication strategies with their children
  • Parents of youth with Neuro-typical development
  • Parents of youth with Special Needs, Asperger Syndrome (Asperger’s), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Difficulties, ADHD, Anxiety and/or Learning Difficulties.
  • Foster Parents
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Parents whose toddlers, children, or adolescents are currently or have been experiencing difficulty in any of the following areas:
    • Difficulties with emotional regulation
    • Disrespect, Defiance, Non Compliance
    • Anxiety
    • Frustration tolerance
    • Anger Management
    • Attachment / Separation
    • Difficulty with social skills:
      • Making and keeping friends
      • Playing with other children
      • Joining groups
      • Having play dates
      • Bullying others and/or being bullied
    • Disruptive behaviors at home, school, pre-school, daycare or community settings
    • Boundary testing
    • Behavioral difficulties
    • Aggression – verbal / physical
    • Addictions, Eating Problems, Self-Harming behaviors
  • Parents of youth who are or who have been involved with court systems, youth protection, or with the Canadian Youth Justice Act
  • Single, Separated, Divorced, Widowed, Re-Married, LGBT parents
  • Grandparents and other family members


Parenting Workshops

DM’s parenting workshops are designed to support parents of today’s youth. Using evidence based programs, DM provides parents of young people - from toddlers to teens, as well as young adults - with the tools necessary to help their children be more successful in all areas of their lives !

DM’s interactive workshops are available on a variety of topics designed to support the success of today’s youth. They are designed for parents of young people of all ages - with Neuro-typically developing needs, as well as topics specific designed to support parents of youth with Special Needs, Asperger Syndrome (Asperger’s), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Difficulties, ADHD, and Learning Difficulties.


  • Parenting Today’s Youth series
  • Putting Bullying Out of Business series
  • Making & Keeping Friends
  • Online Safety & Cyberbullying
  • Understanding Girls World
  • Dealing with Anxiety and Stress
  • Understanding and Managing ADHD
  • Putting an End to Power Struggles
  • Parenting with Love & Limits
  • Parenting youth with ASD/PDD/Asperger's
  • Helping Youth manage Frustration & Anger
  • Helping Children Heal from Grief
  • Parenting Pre-School Children
  • And more ! Contact DM for complete topics list.
    Ask about specific topics tailored to meet your group’s needs


Personalized Professional Parent Support

  • Today’s parents live in a fast paced world. Sometimes we all need a hand… on the go !
  • DM offers personalized professional parent support in person, as well as by pre-arranged phone support, individually tailored to meet your specific needs.