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Caring for your newborn

Caring for your newborn

There’s a lot to know about caring for a newborn. There are resources available to help you.


Checking in at 18 months

Checking in at 18 months

How children develop during their first 18 months can have a big impact on how they go on to develop later in life. Make sure your child gets off to the right start.


Choosing a school and registering your child

Choosing a school and registering your child

Parents in Greater Sudbury who are getting ready to register their child for school have a variety of choices. Four school boards serve the Greater Sudbury community. Registration begins in January for all children who’ll be turning four that year and beginning school the following September. Registering early will help ensure you’re invited to readiness programs offered by your school.


Choosing quality child care and early learning programs

Choosing quality child care and early learning programs

The three main types of child care are licensed child care centres, licensed family homes and private, unlicensed homes. The Ministry of Education’s licensing process and the City of Greater Sudbury’s Program Quality Support initiative help to ensure the quality of licensed centres and family homes.


Considering your options once you find out you’re pregnant

For some women, discovering they’re pregnant doesn’t bring about feelings of joy. Instead, finding out they’re pregnant is more like a crisis filled with fear, uncertainty and anxiety.


Countdown to Kindergarten- Tips for Parents with a child with special needs.

A brochure that outlines the steps and timelines for preparing for a successful transition into Kindergarten in Greater Sudbury from the School Transition Committee.


Dealing with family violence

Dealing with family violence

What can you do if you know or suspect that someone is living with family violence? What if you’re that someone? There’s help.


Dealing with mood changes after you’ve had your baby

Dealing with mood changes after you’ve had your baby

Having a newborn can be overwhelming, it’s normal to feel blue, irritable, or overwhelmed during the first couple of weeks. If these feelings last longer than two weeks or seem overwhelming, get in touch with your health care provider


Dealing with questions of gender and sexuality

Gender and sexual orientation can be difficult topics for kids, and their families. But, children who are raised by same-sex partners and young people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, questioning or queer can face even bigger challenges, especially in school.


Deciding when it’s okay for your child to be home alone

Deciding when it’s okay for your child to be home alone

If you’re like a lot of parents, you may be wondering what the rules are about letting your child stay at home alone. According to the Canada Safety Council, whether they’re six or 16, school-aged children need to be supervised by a responsible adult. As children grow older and demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, their parents may not need to be constantly supervising them in person. But, parents still have a responsibility to make sure that their children are safe, and can get help if and when they need it.


 

This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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