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Parenting a Child

Your child is learning to interact with the world.  Here’s advice to help you communicate, stay connected and build your relationship with your child.

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Encouraging Good Behaviour

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child.
Bullying: How to Spot It

Bullying: How to Spot It

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Bullying can be frightening, and physically and emotionally damaging for children. It is all too common among school children. Even preschoolers can experience it. Here are some tips on how to spot if your child is being bullied and what you can do about it.
About self-esteem

About Self-Esteem

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Good self-esteem helps children try new things, take healthy risks and solve problems. It gives them a solid foundation for their learning and development.
Talking About Tough Topics

Talking About Tough Topics

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
Problem-Solving Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Problem-Solving Strategies for Parents and Teachers

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your child is having problems in school – academic, social or behavioural – one of the most important things you can do is to form a strong working alliance with your child’s teacher. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Praise and Encouragement

Praise and Encouragement

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Praise and encouragement helps your child to feel good about herself, and boosts her self-esteem.

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