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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.

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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

The Language Of Encouragement

What is the difference between encouragement and praise?

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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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Fall Parenting Classes

Our parenting classes have changed from in-person to online but our commitment to delivering quality parenting education is still the same! Check out our Fall Schedule of online classes.

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