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Stress-Management Resources

Many parents—and kids—are anxious, overwhelmed, and stressed. To make things worse, our kids pick up on our stress, and it increases theirs—and we pick up on theirs, and it increases ours. By practicing self-care and modeling healthy coping strategies for our children, we can reverse that cycle and calm everyone down.

Read our column in the Orangeville Banner: Don't Burn Out: Learn Healthy Coping Skills to Help Manage You and Your Busy Family.

Set boundaries, learn to say no, and delegate.
Home Responsibilities by Age
Alyson Schafer, family counselor, author, and internationally acclaimed parenting expert breaks down chore that kids can do at any age.

Stay connected.
The Family Dinner Project
Research shows that regular family dinners are good for our kids—and our stress levels. The Family Dinner Project offers some tips for getting started.

Slow down and stop multitasking



Online Resources and Book List

ADD/ADHD
Alcohol and Substance-Use Resources
Bereavement and Grief
Bullying
Children
Eating Disorders
Education
Employment
Entertainment
Health & Wellness (including Mental Health)
Internet
LGBT
Parenting
Parenting Teens
Safety & Violence Prevention
Youth
Additional Community Links
Book List




ADD/ADHD


Alcohol and Substance-Use Resources

Parents have a significant influence on their teens and tweens. Continue to build your relationship with them, become informed about alcohol and other substances, and talk to your kids. Here are some resources to help.

Now that it's legal, how do I talk to my kids about marijuana?
Read our column in the Orangeville Banner.

Parent Action Pack
Are you prepared to help your teen make good decisions about alcohol and other drugs? You'll find:

We're Talking About Weed
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has put together some information to help you (and your kids) make responsible, well-informed decisions about cannabis.

The Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence
This 2015 report was prepared by The Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse.

Drug Related Harms
Information on drug-related harms and how to talk to your teen about the risks.

Drug Free Kids
Includes tips for prevention and intervention as well as treatment and recovery. Lots of tips for parents.

CAMH
CAMH has a wealth of resources available on their website. Use their search function or follow the links below to these specific pages:



Bereavement and Grief


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Bullying

Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handouts:

      Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handout
      Barbara Coloroso Bullying Circle Handout
      Barbara Coloroso Ethics Handout

Michael Reist Bullying Workshp Handouts:

      Top Three Strategies For Dealing with Bullies
      10 Tips for Bullied Kids
      Suggested Reading List for Bullying



Children

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Eating Disorders

Education


Employment

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Health & Wellness (including Mental Health)

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Internet


LGBT

Parenting

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Parenting Teens


Youth


Safety and Violence Prevention


Additional Community Links

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Book List

Parenting Books
Teen Brain, Teen Minds: What Parents Need to Know to Survive the Teenage Years by Dr. Ron Clavier
Loving Your Teenage Daughter (Whether She Likes it or Not): The Complete Insider's Guide for Moms by Debra Whiting Alexander, Ph.D
The Two-Income Trap, Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi
Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most out of Life by Ian K. Smith
Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen by Judy Ford
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens
How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years by Judy Ross

* Please note that these links are shared for information purposes only and the sharing of this information should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the Dufferin Parent Support Network.

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