As a parent, there is no greater reward than seeing our children succeed. But raising a child is hard work–especially in a new country with different customs, practices, influences, and expectations. When added to all the other challenges that come with immigration, it can be overwhelming.
We hope to make parenting in Canada a little easier.
From taking an active role in your child’s development, education, health, and wellbeing to finding the support your child needs, this section contains a collection of tools, tips sheets, and practical resources on a variety of parenting topics.
- How to Transform Challenging Behaviour
- Promoting Healthy Attachments with Children
- Addressing Challenging Behaviours
- Keeping home languages alive key to English success for newcomer kids
This section contains information to help newcomer families adjust to parenting in Canada, including multilingual resources covering general parenting practices.
- A Guide to Executive Function
- 10 Activities to help young children express and label feelings & emotions
- Children take longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one — don’t fret
- The ndds Celebrates 25 Years with Rebrand: Now Called “Looksee Checklist”!
Find information, resources and ideas to encourage the cognitive, social, emotional, and language development of your child.
Health and Safety
- Webinar: Updated recommendations for early introduction of allergenic foods
- New mental health videos for newcomers
- Keeping Reusable Water Bottles Clean
- How to Facilitate Risky Play
Learn about health and safety related topics–like nutrition, immunizations, mental health, physical activity guidelines, and product recall information–to support your child’s physical and mental growth and wellbeing.
- VIDEO: What is Executive Function and Self-Regulation?
- Learn & Play Tip-a-Day
- Do you know about the Children’s Book Bank?
- 5 Tips for Encouraging Sharing
Help your child make a smooth transition to the school system. Explore information that will prepare your children–and yourself–for the change.