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Helping Small Children with Big Emotions

Helping our small children learn how to express and manage their big emotions is one of the most important and difficult tasks of parenting. Read more for some helpful tips and strategies.

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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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Coping with Stress

Now that we are a full two months into the Covid-19 Pandemic, many of us are looking for ways to cope with stress.

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Tips for talking to children about Covid-19

How do we talk with our children and teens about what is happening in our world as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds? This article will give you concrete tips for how to best support our children.

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Parenting Now: Report to our Community

Parenting Now launched to the public on October 21, 2017 and we have been going hard ever since! This report documents our activity and our learning over our first two years. Read on!

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Positive Discipline, Cooperative Kids

What happens when your 3 year old pitches a fit and throws his toys all over the room and refuses to pick them up? What about when your 8 year old refuses to do her homework? Often, we jump straight to punishment. We want to make sure that the child understands what they’ve done wrong. That they’ve faced some sort of consequence to deter them from doing the same thing next time.  But what if there was another way?

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Why take a parenting course?

There are many ways that learning occurs in our parenting. From Google searches to watching other parents to simply learning from our mistakes, learning as a parent is a constant.

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Parenting Advice from a Teen

This is how to parent, from the point of view of a child. My parents are great, both of them. But there are some things that I would change.

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Back to School

Is this a time of year that you welcome with joy and excitement? Or, is it a time of year you kind of dread, worrying what this school year will be like for you and your child?

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Our Wild Ride with Infertility

Our wild ride with infertility was not something I expected.

I wasn’t one of those girls or young women who yearned to be married or for that matter, have children. I did not see myself as a wife or a mother. All that changed when, at 25 I met a guy who swept me off my feet. Within a year and a half, we were married and planning a family. 

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Trying to get out of the door in the morning…

Parenting is a job like no other. Raising children can bring us joy and meaning. Yet it also brings feelings of frustration, being overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next. The challenges of parenting can be magnified if you have a child who has big emotions or difficulties settling.

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Family Literacy

When we hear the word literacy, we think it means learning to read.  But literacy is much more.  Literacy is being able to talk and write and listen and understand, use numbers, and use technology. We learn these skills, we are not born with them.

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School Stress: How to Support Your Child

Fall has arrived and kids are back to school. This time of year can bring a range of emotions for kids and parents but as the days settle into a routine, you may find the initial excitement of back to school shifting to stress and anxiety.

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Sleep and Your New Baby

Sleep is something that is constantly on the minds of parents; both their baby’s sleep and their own. In Waterloo Region, Sleep Sessions are available for parents of babies from birth to 12 weeks of age that help parents learn to understand their new baby’s sleep patterns and respond to their baby’s cues.

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