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Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5
Services for Parents, Children and Youth
With our ever-busy schedules, it can be tempting to spend the upcoming long weekend crossing things off the to-do list, running errands—or, thanks to the recent challenging weather—maybe curling up and hibernating. Instead, use the opportunity to connect with your family.
We know how important it is to spend time with our children. Read our column in the Orangeville Banner for ideas for putting the "family" back in Family Day.
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 has a wealth of resources available on their website. Use their search function or follow the links below to these specific pages:
Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handouts:
Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handout
Barbara Coloroso Bullying Circle Handout
Barbara Coloroso Ethics Handout
Michael Reist Bullying Workshop Handouts:
Top Three Strategies For Dealing with Bullies
10 Tips for Bullied Kids
Suggested Reading List for Bullying
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.
Slow down and stop multitasking
* 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.