by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
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”