“Dr. Allison Rees and her partner, Dr. Alison Miller - (Clinical Psychologist), have an advice column, a website and loads of speaking engagements, plus Rees also does a radio show. Thousands of people have taken their courses, and I was keen to see if one would live up to the hype..... Rees gives us lectures, chock full of funny, real-life examples, while the leaders acted out hokey skits to illustrate her message." Each week I went away with new perspectives and techniques. The bottom line: A multi-week course, run by a seasoned, educator and professional therapist quickly becomes personal." Seven weeks into the course, I made a herculean effort to "let go" of what I learned is a "kid issue," and gave my daughter choices. While expecting to learn ways to control my children's behaviour, I was surprised to find most of the material focused on changing my behaviour. Fortunately, Rees, a guru of parent education in Victoria, has perfected a method of parlaying this information in a humorous way. ”Today's Parent: T.K. Demmings
“There are so many fantasies about being a parent, the greatest one being that we will naturally know what to do. When my friends and I have attended the LIFE Seminars we are always surprised by the amount we really learn about our kids, and I leave with tools that make me a better parent. This course blows the lid off of parenting; it gives us true insight into the way our kids think, and helps us to understand the dynamics of families, and challenges us to work through our weaknesses rather than ignore them.”Silken Laumann, Canadian Olympic rower
“Testimonials from a recent event put on by Child Care Resource & Referral “Excellent information, well presented…funny and open.” “Sometimes it feels no matter what one says or does is wrong! She gives one a new perspective. ” “Love her, I feel like she’s been in my house. Would love to hear more from her.” “I learned different words to use with kids. I want more, time flew by.””Participants
“Comments from teachers and EAs, School District 63 “Allison Rees is a capacity in her field. I always learn so much from her sessions.” “Allison Rees was fantastic! I would love to hear more seminars by her. She was a great speaker, engaging, funny and super knowledgeable.” “I have heard about Allison from colleagues and she did not disappoint. She is engaging and interesting.” “Allison is a good and loving presenter. She is easy to hear and understand. If we had more time I would like to have small groups to practice techniques.” ”Teachers and Ea's School District 63
Sidestepping the Power Struggle: Chapter One
Parenting: Sidestepping the Power Struggle - Chapters One to Seven
Understand who you are parenting and learn effective strategies to nip family problems in the bud. Working with this material will give you the tools and insight you need to avoid unhealthy patterns.