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OPCC 3rd Annual Learn & Grow Together Parenting Conference

Well everyone….the countdown is on. On May 3rd, in just over a month, Oakville Parent-Child Centre will be hosting its 3rd Annual Learn & Grow Together Parenting Conference. Registration is now open. Just go to www.op-pc.ca, ...

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Clinging to HOPE: Parenting Children with Mental Health Issues

Let me start by saying, that I am certainly not an expert in this area. My formal education is in Early Childhood Education, Adult Education and Parenting. I hold no certificates, degrees or diplomas in ...

Making Sense of Preschoolers

The growth and development of preschool children is nothing short of astounding. There are so many changes in the short time between 2 and 6 years, and many parents at some time or another will wonder what ...

Thinking about Positive Discipline

“Feeling bad doesn’t create opportunity for learning; it creates opportunity for feeling…bad. Children do learn when they are given a chance to feel capable, loved and accepted.” Ariadne Brill/ Positive Parenting Connection I am often asked ...

Fighting for Our Children: Dads in the Trenches

“I admire TIm (stay at Home dad interviewed for the article), but at the same time I’m skeptical that they’ve found the perfect family model. These educated men have chosen to take up the lesser ...

Thanks to the Men Out There….Doing the Best for their Kids

As I prepare for one of my Saturday “Just for Dads” parenting workshops, I find myself deeply reflective of the great fortune I have had to learn about the perspectives of fathers from the most ...

Send that Baby Back! Bringing the New Baby Home

“Send him back”, “I love the baby”, “Can I hold her?” When you bring a new baby home, you never quite know what you will hear from your older child. Some children seem to thrive ...

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Hi Ho Hi Ho…It’s Off To School We Go

As the days get shorter, it will soon be time to think about sending your child off to school. Whether they are going for the first time, or are a seasoned student, there is a ...