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Helping your child succeed in school

Helping your child succeed in school

You can help to ensure your child succeeds in school by taking an active interest in how and what he or she is learning. This doesn’t mean you need to be an expert in childhood education or an authority on this or that subject matter.


Helping your kids get enough physical activity

Helping your kids get enough exercise

Kids who are physically active are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight, grow stronger, be self-confident, develop better social and language skills, perform better in school and feel happier about themselves and their surroundings.

  • Monday October 22

Helping your kids play safe

Helping your kids play safe

Kids need lots of play to use their imaginations, exercise, socialize and build their skills. But, being active and curious can come with risks, so it’s important to make sure that kids have safe places to play and that their play doesn’t result in serious or life altering injury. Good information and a little planning can help parents to minimize the risks that can come along with play.


Helping your kids with their homework

Helping your kids with their homework

Parents can be of real service to their kids by developing a homework routine, making sure their kids have what they need to complete their assignments, and encouraging them for their efforts. Teachers don’t expect parents to teach, edit or complete their kids’ homework, so don’t go there.


Helping your preschooler to communicate well and get ready to read and write

Helping your preschooler to communicate well and get ready to read and write

Preschoolers love to talk, play and explore—important activities that will help prepare them to be successful learners when they start school. Great communication skills build a foundation for learning to read and write


Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series

Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series

The Best Start Networks of Sudbury and Manitoulin Sudbury are very proud to present our new video series "Parenting Pointers". These videos feature local Triple P Trained staff speaking on a variety of parenting topics, selected from the successful Parenting Live Webinar event that took place at the Cambrian e-dome in February. If you missed the Webinar, you can also watch the whole event here. Our first featured video is called "Embracing Quality Time".  To view them all, go to the Best Start You Tube channel, by clicking here.


Knowing when your child may have a problem with substance abuse, and how to deal with it

Here is a statistic that gives a sobering picture of substance abuse among Canadian teens- kids typically begin experimenting with illicit drugs when they’re about 12-and-a-half-years old.
 


Knowing your options for prenatal care and childbirth

Prenatal care refers to the health care moms and their unborn children receive during pregnancy. It includes regular checkups, monitoring, measurements, tests, education and counselling.

 

  • Wednesday October 24

Learning about autism spectrum disorders, and getting help

Learning about autism spectrum disorders, and getting help

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are life-long neurological conditions that are present at birth. The first signs usually show up within the first 12 to 24 months. Parents know their children best, and are often the first to detect developmental problems.


Learning about car seats

Up to 81 per cent of car seats and up to half of all booster seats are improperly installed. And, with motor vehicle accidents among the leading causes of death for Canadian children, many of those deaths and injuries are the direct result of either not using or incorrectly using a car seat.


 

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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