Parenting Information

Resources for Parents

In addition to exploring the links below, be sure to ask about our extensive collection of parenting books and DVDs.  We also have a Community Resources binder full of information about local daycares, tutors, support services, and much more.

 

New Westminster Parent Resources

Kidsnewwest.ca This site lists organizations that provide services for New Westminster families

Support Worker Central: Helps families connect with qualified support workers

 

Sibling Rivalry Resources 

KidsHealth: Preparing your child for a new sibling

Child Development Institute: Handling Sibling Rivalry

 

Toys and other products for children

Canadian Toy Testing Council: Find out which toys are recommended and which aren't and why

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Ratings help narrow the choice of games. Search by game name

Health Canada Consumer Product Safety: This federal government site rates furniture, clothing, toys and many other consumer products

Healthy Stuff: This is a consumer guide to toxic chemicals in toys and other household items

 

Education resources

BC Ministry of Education Home Page

BC Confederation of Parents Advisory Councils Home Page

Bullying

Canadian Parents for French

Safekids.com: Internet safety for families.

 

At home

Child Fun Family Website: Who says parenting can't be fun? Colouring pages, subscriber newsletters.

Commonsense Media: this site provides age-based reviews for websites, games, movies, apps and more to help parents make informed decisions.

Kidshealth.org: Information for parents, kids and teens including talking to your child about news and violence.

Kids Vancouver: Playgrounds, swap meets, family events, play groups and more.

PBS Parents: Offers features, advice and thousands of educational activities dedicated to helping both parents and caregivers raise children who are ready to learn.