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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).

 


Topics

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


Behaviour

 

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

Parenting

 

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