Parenting Resources for Parents
General Parenting Information / Support Links
Tricities Developmental Stages Pamphlet - a downloadable PDF with information to help you support you child during the middle years
All Experts – Parenting K-6 provides a wide range of parenting Questions and Answers to practically any topic of interest you may be seeking information or perspective on. This website is designed to allow you to seek answers on already answered questions or address a specific question of your own directly to a professional that will be answered in most cases within 24 hours.
Talk with Kids 8 -12 has different subject matters that give you suggestions or ways of talking with your child/teen about tough issues such as: Sex, Violence, Alcohol and Drug abuse. This site also has a section on the top 10 tips on how to open the lines of communication with your child/teen and keep it open through their ever-changing world.
CanadianParents.com is designed for parents by parents which provide a wide range of resource material that provide links to your school aged child’s developmental steps and stages; Education and Learning; Articles related to your Grade Schooler, Health & Safety and Message Board and Expert Advice.
BC Council for Families – Families Page provides a wide range of information resources, answers to questions you have. This site has practical information with tips and tools to help you with issues that may arise. The site also lists current and upcoming parenting program events; Resources and Family talk (a facebook group inviting families to join and share and connect with each other) is also available.
UN Rights of Children UNICEF Rights of Children website provides animated videos related to children’s rights. Some of the featured videos are; Freedom from Discrimination; Protection from Neglect; Self Expression and Family are just a few of a list of top 10 videos available for viewing.
Kids Health – Parent Site provides information for children's health and development. They have a Kids Health Daily Q&A. At the bottom of each article, links to related features created for children and teens is available.
Caring For Kids – A site with information on paediatrics for parents.
Centre of Knowledge on Child Development gives you access to important and up-to-date information. The information provided is based on current scientific research available. The site is designed to assist you in gaining accurate information regarding what promotes, and what hinders, healthy child development so that you are able to make better decision that will result in positive outcomes for your children.
High-Five Parent Resources – A FREE two-part tool designed to help you assess the quality of your child's program.
Support with Special Needs Concerns
NEDIC (National Eating Disorder) provides information to parent of children who are struggling with an eating disorder or weight pre-occupation. On this site you will find articles listed by subject such as: Body Image and Self Esteem; Food and Weight Pre-Occupation; Social; Cultural and Biological Influence; Treatment; Care; Support and Recovery; Prevention and Health Promotion. Links are available on Facts, Giving and Getting Help, How to get involved, What’s New and a Resource Library.
BC Children’s Heart Centre is part of BC Children’s Hospital. This website is designed to assist parents who have a child with congenital or acquired heart disease. The website provides information for antenatal diagnosis using fetal echocardiography through to early adulthood. There are also links to information for parents on how to prepare you and your child for surgery; and a guide on ‘living with congenital heart disease.
Friends for Life – An introduction to the Friends for Life program designed to support children’s capacity to manage anxieties and worries. Also an introduction to the parent training program to help parents to support their children at home.
Recommended Readings for Anxiety issues – A resource listing of recommended reading for parents who want to learn more about anxiety and how to support their children in managing their fears, BC Ministry of Children and Families.
Recommended Readings for Mood and Depression Problems – A resource listing of recommended readings for parents who want to learn more about depression and mood problems and how to support their child.
Autism Society of BC – Advocacy information for parents who suspect their child may have autism.
General Health & Nutrition
HeathLink BC – This site offers links to health services in the community, and numerous health resources.
Healthy Lunch Box Builder – an interactive resource tool to help parents plan a healthy snack and lunch for their kids at Family Education.
Kids Health.org- an informational site for parents on first aid, medications, development, recipes, general health and a Q & A section.
CaringForKids – a site by the Canadian Pediatric Society with links to how to care for your sick child, developmental information, safety, immunisations, resources, parenting, etc. Also available are some translated resources in Chinese.
Recommended Readings - A resource list published by the BC Ministry of Children and Families to help parents develop effective skills in discipline and managing challenging behaviours problems
Podcasts on Positive Discipline – A library of podcasts available for download on various topics of discipline.
Collaborative Problem Solving - Overview of the ideas behind the “Collaborative Problem Solving Approach”.
Divorce & Separation
Understanding Children's Reactions to Parents' Separation/Divorce - article from theTri-Cities Transition's For Kids Sake program.
Stress Connection – article with suggestions on how to manage personal stress.
Media & Technology
Caring For Kids- Managing Media Use In the Home - A guide for parents from the Canadian Paediatric Society for how to manage media use in the home.
GetNetWise-Tools for Families – a database of tools for families to keep their children safe on the internet. These include time-limiting programs, filters, browsers for kids, and many more tools to meet your family’s characteristics and needs.
SexualityAbout.com – an introductory article on how to approach the initial conversation with your school-aged child in a Developmentally Appropriate way, suggestions organised by 5-7 year olds and 8-9 year olds.
SexualityandU - Sexual development of children 5-11
Planned Parenthood Parental Tools - What kids need to know, how to talk, puberty, other resources
Community Involvement & Advocacy
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