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Parenting Moments

At every hour of every day parents and caregivers are in a unique position to promote the positive mental health and development of the children in their care. It is the moments that are shared everyday that will shape who that child becomes.


Below is a series of information sheets for parents with everyday strategies for dealing with common topics and issues that arise during the early years. Each week we will post a new topic with information relevant to caregivers of infants and toddlers (0 - 36 months) and preschoolers (36 - 48 months).



Brain Development

Mental Health and Brain Development

Brain Building Activities

How Stress Affects Brain Development

Nutrition and Brain Development

Routines and Transitions

Maintaining a Routine

Transitioning Between Activities

Back to School Transitions



Supporting Temperament

Understanding Aggressive Behaviours

Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour

Building Empathy in Young Children

Children with Challenging Behaviour

Anxiety/ Self Esteem


What to Do When Your Child is Worried


How to Respond When Your Child is Upset

Building Resilience in Kids

How To Build Your Child's Self-Confidence

Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Social Relationships

Building Social Relationships

How Social Relationships Impact Learning


Introducing Competition to Young Kids



Parental Influences on Child Outcomes

Parent Involvement  

How Your Mental Health Affects Your Kids 


Teaching Kids to Be Eco Friendly


Your Parenting Style

School Readiness


Play Contributes to School Readiness

Choosing Child Care/ Kindergarten


 Early Chilldhood Development

Physical Factors that Affect Child Development

How Nature Affects Child Development

Coping with Stress


Coping with a Disaster

Coping with Financial Stress


Conquering the Work-School-Life Balance

How to Manage Parental Stress

How Parental Stress Affects a Child's Learning 

Responding to Babies When There is a Disaster

Language and Literacy


Beyond Books - Expanding Language through
Interaction and Play

Learning a Second Language

Finding Good Children's Books

What to Do if Your Child Struggles with Language

Language, Literacy and Social Development


How the Brain Turns Language into Literacy

Seasonal Suggestions


Preparing for Halloween

Enjoying the Autumn Season

Keeping It Healthy Indoors

Finding Balance During the Holidays


Preparing Your Child for Summer

Positive Travel Experiences

Fun Family Day Activities

Digital Media


How Parents Should Use Digital Media

How Digital Media Can Help Your Kids Learn

How Digital Media Affects Your Child