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Getting the respite help you need, when you need it

Respite support is a term that refers to the temporary help that’s provided to parents and family members who care for a child with a developmental or physical disability - the kind of help that offers temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands that go along with this kind of care.

  • Monday October 22

Getting toddlers and preschoolers to eat right

Getting toddlers and preschoolers to eat right

Toddlers and preschoolers should be eating a variety of foods every day from each of the food groups listed in the Canada's Food Guide. What’s more, they should be eating regularly - around the same time each day - three meals and two or three snacks, two or three hours apart.


Helping bilingual families decide which language to speak at home

Helping bilingual families decide which language to speak at home

In many Greater Sudbury families, parents grew up speaking different languages. If you’re one of these parents, you may be wondering whether you should be teaching your children both languages, and if so, how.
 


Helping infants and children sleep well and sleep safe

Helping infants and children sleep well and sleep safe

Sleep is important to infant and child development and health. Without the proper amount of sleep, infants and children are more likely to have difficulties throughout the day. And, ironically, they'll have trouble settling down to sleep at night, too. Sleep is one of the most asked-about topics for new parents. This guide for parents of infants from 0-12 months, provides everything you need to know to help your baby Sleep Well, Sleep Safe

  • Tuesday November 6

Helping kids transition into their teens

Helping kids transition into their teens

Parents and guardians who are hoping to raise independent and responsible teens want what’s best for their kids. Knowing what kinds of changes to expect, and knowing how to communicate effectively can help parents help their children navigate the uncertain waters of becoming a teen.


Helping kids who are struggling in school

Helping kids who are struggling in school

Is your child learning at a pace that’s right for his or her age group? Here are some learning milestones to help you decide if your child needs additional attention.

  • Monday October 22

Helping moms have healthy babies

Helping moms have healthy babies

Preparing for your baby’s birth is perhaps one of the most important things you will ever do. Prenatal classes and supports are available in Sudbury to help you prepare for the birth of your child.


Helping to safeguard your child’s Aboriginal culture

Helping to safeguard your child’s Aboriginal culture

Respect for diversity begins at home, with a healthy appreciation of one’s own culture. If you or your children are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, here are some ideas to help ensure your children retain their cultural identity.
 


Helping your baby or toddler learn to speak and communicate

Helping your baby or toddler learn to speak and communicate

You’re the most important person in your child’s life, so it stands to reason you have a vital role to play in helping your child learn words and language. It should begin right after your child’s birth.

  • Monday October 22

Helping your child learn when your first language is neither English nor French

Helping your child learn when your first language is neither English nor French

If you’re part of a family where one or both parents have neither English nor French as a first language, it can be hard to know which language is best to speak at home in order to prepare you child for school. 


 

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