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Parenting Now is still open!

During these difficult times, we would like to let you know that we are still here and wanting to hear what you are going through as a parent.

We have a team of parents ready to connect with on the “Click to Connect” button in the lower right corner of every page and email your question or story to us.

If you live in Waterloo Region, you can now connect with a member of our Parenting Now Team on the telephone.

Email us to find out how.


Parenting is a learning process.

On these pages, you will find articles, stories and blogs on parenting topics. Many have practical ideas, personal experiences, videos, links to trusted research or information about local resources. Each post also has space for comments and discussion. Share your thoughts and strategies with us.


Reach out, let’s do this together.

Here you will find links to local services and resources. Find out about our region’s approach to positive parenting and connect with FamilyCompassWR, a community portal for children and youth services.

Featured Articles, Tips & Strategies

Parents are front line heroes, too!

While we celebrate and acknowledge the dedicated services of front line workers, let’s also recognize that parents are front line heroes, too.

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Talking about Racism with Kids

Talking about racism with kids may feel like a difficult conversation to have. This article has many resources for parents to help get you started.

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Tips for parenting now, during the pandemic

On May 20, 2020, KW Counselling Services held the first of three online panel discussions to celebrate our 70th anniversary. Local parenting experts offer useful suggestions for parenting now, during the pandemic.

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