Parenting Wisely - Yorktown Family Services

General Information



Service Delivery Format:
  • In Person
  • Ages: 7 to 18 years and parents and caregivers of children between these ages

Self referral, Child Welfare referral, pediatrician referral, School referral, and different agencies referral.

Next Session Dates:
Sessions Per Year:
  • Two (Spring & Fall)
Service Duration:

9 weeks

Languages offered:
  • English





Maureen Ringlein: Manager, Family, Child and Infant Clinical Services

Janine: Family, Child and Youth Therapist
416-394-2424 Ext:285

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely is offered in a group based program with an interactive online learning component. Parenting Wisely is designed for families with children from ages 7 to 18 years, specifically to those in the former City of York and the West end of Toronto.

The goal of Parenting Wisely is to strengthen families and enhance the development and well-being of children. The long-term goal of Parenting Wisely is to promote healthy child development. Topics addressed include: child development, parent-child interactions and bonding, parenting techniques, conflict, problem-solving, and communication. When resources permit, children’s skill building groups run in conjunction with the parenting program.

Assistance with TTC tickets is provided when needed. When resources permit, the program is offered during flexible times to accommodate the identified needs of families living in various high-need and underserved communities in the former City of York.

For more information or to register contact Janine at 416-394-2424 ext. 285 or

African American mom hugging her two teen sons

Awareness and communications initiatives for Parenting Wisely are partially funded through proceeds earned through Yorktown’s memberships with Dolphin Gaming and the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association.

Dolphin Gaming and OCGA Charitable Gaming. Community Good.