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Power of Positive Parenting

by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

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Every Kid in Our Communities (EKIOC) is celebrating Mother’s Day 2014 by acknowledging the Power of Positive Parenting by Triple P for all families within the Leeds & Grenville counties.

Parenting is easier when personal needs for intimacy, companionship, recreation and time alone are being met.  Being a good parent does not mean children or teenagers should dominate a parent’s life.  If parents’ own needs are being met, it is much easier to be patient, consistent and available to your children.  

  • Ways to take care of yourself as a parent:
  •  Exercise and eat a balanced diet
  • Good communication with co-parent
  • Ask for support from family and friends when needed
  • Make friends with other parents
  • Plan for child-free times

On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11th, encourage all mothers to enjoy their favourite activity.  Taking time for you as a parent is an important part of raising resilient, confident and competent children. 

For more information on the “5 Steps to Positive Parenting” or other positive parenting tips visitwww.triplepontario.ca or call 1 800 (660)-5853.

*Adapted from Triple P International Wall Chart “5 Steps to Positive Parenting”

 

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