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Fostering healthy infant-parent attachment

Fostering healthy infant-parent attachment

Parent-child attachment—the emotional bond between you and your child—begins right after birth and continues for the rest of your lives. Here are some tips to help you build a healthy foundation of attachment with your baby.


Getting access to affordable food

Getting access to affordable food

Families in Greater Sudbury can tap into a variety of programs to ensure they have access to enough healthy food.


Getting financial help for your child with special needs

Getting financial help for your child with special needs

If you have a child with special needs, you know better than most that you’re faced with a lot of extra costs. Fortunately, there’s help.

 


Getting help through counselling

Getting help through counselling

Counselling can help you and your family deal with all kinds of life situations. It can help families through difficult times that follow a separation or divorce, the death of a friend or family member, the loss of a job, or moving to a new school or new community.


Getting help when your child is sick

If your child is in urgent need of medical care, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.If you’re not facing an emergency situation, you may want to look at your health care options.


Getting help with adoption

Adopting a child is a lifelong commitment. The Government of Ontario has information to help you better understand every step of the adoption process. 


Getting help with parenting

Whether your child is 12-months-old or 12-years-old, you probably want to be the best parent ever. Triple P—the Positive Parenting Program—can help you get there by developing strategies to deal with behaviour issues, or better still, prevent them from occurring in the first place.


Getting help with the basic necessities

If your family needs help getting your hands on some of the basic necessities of life such as clothing, shoes, furniture, strollers, car seats and school supplies, see our list of organizations and thrift shops in our community that offer items for free, or at a low cost.


Getting help with your housing costs

For most families, housing costs represent the single largest slice of the family budget. So, for lots of people, finding affordable housing is a must.


Getting school-aged kids to eat right

Getting school-aged kids to eat right

School-aged kids should be eating a variety of foods every day from all the food groups in Canada's food Guide. For lots of ideas about healthy eating, have a look at this website hosted by the Dietitians of Canada. Read more...


 

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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