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Play & Parenting

 

Electronic newsletters.

September 2014 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Keep Calm to Think Straight
 
June 2014 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Play for Connection
 
December 2013 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Make-Believe Play
 
September 2013 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Looking for the Good Side
 
March 2013 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Advice You Didn't Ask For
 
December 2012 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Anger in the Family
 
Fall 2012 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: The Grandparent Connection
 
Spring 2012 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: Limits Help Children Grow
 
Winter 2012 accompanying Parent Resource Sheet: A Sense of Belonging
 

Printable pdf of 8 page newsletter
Edition Contents
Fall 2011
  • A parenting program that uses social learning techniques to get results at the Gerrard Resource Centre in Toronto
  • New book about Welcoming Newcomer Children
  • Endorsing the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment
  • Blueprint Project to promote women's leadership
  • Improvements to e-Valuation
  • Resources in print and on the Web
  • upcoming events and training

Resource sheet "Benefits of Play in Natural Settings"
 

Summer 2011
  • Report on FRP Canada's national conference in Montreal in April
  • Notice for National Family Week - October 3-9, 2011
  • New publication about working with fathers
  • Final report from FutureSave project
  • FRP Canada's Family Legacy Awards
  • Distribution of position paper, "Family is the Foundation"
  • A variety of resources that encourage physical activity in pregnancy, children and youth
  • upcoming events
  • Photos from the conference

Resource sheet "Your Family's Values in Action"
 

Spring 2011
  • the prevention of mental illness, starting in childhood
  • Carl Dunst, keynote speaker at the FRP Canada National Conference in Montreal later this month
  • a resource kit for fostering parent-child attachment
  • publications and courses to enhance resilience in children
  • resources for supporting parents in the postpartum period
  • FRP Canada's new policy paper responding to the reorganization of early childhood services into the education sector
  • new emeritus designation for Certified Canadian Family Educators
  • a variety of resources on the importance of play, and dealing with childhood anxiety, depression and stress
  • upcoming events and trainings

Resource sheet "Positive Thinking Habits"
 

Winter 2011
  • social pediatrics and Dr. Gilles Julien
  • authors and researchers scheduled for the FRP Canada National Conference in Montreal in April
  • FRP Canada's presence on Facebook and Twitter
  • a new project to promote financial literacy and saving for children's education
  • a variety of resources on the current situation of families in Canada (from the Vanier Institute of the Family), online multilingual audio messages about child development and parenting, parenting in the digital age, returning to work after parental leave and online ordering of books and resources on parenting
  • Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2011
  • upcoming events and trainings

Resource sheet "The Drawbacks of Rewards"
 

Fall 2010
  • providing programs that don't cost participants money or their dignity
  • a resiliency program being developed for parents in vulnerable situations
  • registration for the FRP Canada National Conference in Montreal next April
  • awards recognizing our members' work in Yellowknife and Winnipeg
  • a study of how vulnerable families use the Internet to find product safety and health information
  • a survey about the many ways that FRPs enrich family literacies
  • a book of group building activities and warm ups for facilitators
  • a variety of resources on child sexual abuse, brain development, and FASD and other invisible disorders
  • upcoming events and trainings

Resource sheet "Time-In, Not Time-Out"
 

Summer 2010
  • buying products and equipment for your centre that are safe and healthy for children
  • Leslie Hauck, a new member from Nova Scotia on the certification committee for Certified Canadian Family Educators
  • Resources for Aboriginal parents
  • Staff Picks - highlights a favourite FRP Canada resource, chosen by Director of Operations Jill Heckman
  • Special offer on prenatal and postnatal posters from Healthy Start for Mom & Me in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Online resources from Invest in Kids
  • Early numeracy toolkit from the Canadian Child Care Federation
  • Positive discipline pamphlet and other web resources
  • upcoming events and trainings

Resource sheet "Physical Literacy"

   
Spring 2010
  • services to victims of crime and FRP Canada's training project to train practioners about resources in this area
  • a success story about a participant who is taking control of her life, with support from a family resource program
  • nominations kit for members of FRP Canada's Board of Directors
  • Staff Picks - highlights a favourite FRP Canada resource, chosen by Office Manager Ratna Nadkarni
  • description of an experiential learning activity for parent groups from Dr. Rosemary Reilly
  • new "9 Ways" booklet and audio CD from author and parent educator Maggie Reigh
  • booklet and children's book for families of incarcerated offenders
  • books, DVDs, folders, and web resources
  • upcoming events and Safe Kids Week

Resource sheet  "Laughter in the Family"

   
Winter 2010
  • Children's Deployment Support Program at the Military Family Resource Centre in Petawawa, Ontario
  • how family educators can help communities and neighbourhoods when traumatic events happen
  • books to support children through loss
  • next FRP Canada National Conference in Montreal, April 2011
  • Staff Picks - highlights Discovering our Capacities, chosen by Project Coordinator Kim Hetherington
  • Dr. Joan Durrant's handbook Positive Discipline now available in print from FRP Canada
  • video about dealing with toddler tantrums; game cards to encourage communication
  • online handouts about temperament and bullying, children's aggression, and responding to children's developmental needs
  • upcoming events and training opportunities

Resource sheet  "Helping Children Understand Death"

   
Fall 2009
  • summary of the positive results from Dr. Berna Skrypnek's report on the national assessment of Nobody's Perfect
  • story about a parenting course for young parents, based on crafts activities
  • Staff Picks - highlights a favourite FRP Canada resource, chosen by Executive Director Janice MacAulay
  • invitation to participate in a new project to identify how families use the Internet to access product safety information
  • dates for using the e-Valuation system and for participating in a Webinair, September 30
  • Web resources and publications, including information pamphlets for parents, an online health planning tool, and an online course on the social determinants of health
  • National Family Week, October 5-11, 2009

Resource sheet   "Math with Kids is Fun"

   
Summer 2009
  • what speakers at the national conference said about our way of working with families
  • National Family Week, October 5-11, 2009
  • certification in methods to help parents deal with colicky babies
  • Terrific Toddlers, a new facilitator's resource guide from Calgary for working with parents of toddlers
  • a kit to promote handwashing, including a fun children's book
  • resources to help abused women and safeguard children's health
  • Web resources about postpartum depression, children's well-being, and grandparents raising grandchildren

and photos from the 2009 National Conference in Niagara Falls, May 12-15, 2009.

Resource sheet   "Connecting Through Stories"

   
Spring 2009
  • authors and original researchers whom you can meet when you come to the National Conference in Niagara Falls in May
  • training for the Care, Identity and Inclusion project
  • the FutureSave project, saving for children's education 
  • ready-to-publish ads for the Parents Matter Website 
  • radio programs on CD about babies and brain research 
  • a new edition of Well Beings, a reference guide to children's health 
  • strengthening family skills to prevent drug abuse, a report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  • booklets for girls and teens, a DVD on fostering attachment, a book to help families navigate through the courts in a divorce 
  • resources on the Web about strategies for dealing with FASD, attracting and retaining immigrants, taking the perspective of resilience, and working with parents confronted by multiple challenges
  • upcoming events, including FRP Canada's 2009 National Conference in Niagara Falls, May 12-15, 2009

Resource sheet   "Learning Good Financial Habits"

   
Winter 2009
  • ways to make your physical space welcoming to all
  • working effectively with translators to produce your resources in other languages
  • focus groups, a survey and other activities which are part of Phase II of the Welcome Here project
  • learning about other cultures and being open to other perspectives when working with newcomers
  • resources to encourage the use of home languages
  • a family numeracy resource that can be downloaded from the Internet
  • upcoming events, including FRP Canada's 2009 National Conference in Niagara Falls, May 12-15, 2009

Resource sheet   "Games Where Everyone Belongs"

   
Fall 2008
  • a positive parenting course developed by Joan Durrant
  • what makes family education unique, by Rosemary Reilly
  • group health and dental insurance benefits for your employees
  • results of the first year of data collection using the e-Valuation system
  • resources to build partnership between families and practitioners to enhance children's social development
  • positive discipline resources that can be downloaded from the Internet

And focussing on the 2009 National Conference in Niagara Falls, May 12-15, 2009:

  • how to apply for a travel subsidy to get to Niagara Falls for the 2009 National Conference
  • notice of five full-day professional development workshops on May 12, 2009
  • how to nominate a person or organization for FRP Canada's National Awards

Resource sheet   "Hidden Messages of Misbehaviour "

   
Summer 2008
  • Community outreach using an interactive computer parenting education course
  • Effective practices in parenting education for parents who face multiple challenges
  • New funding for FRP Canada projects
  • Resources to download for National Family Week
  • Notice of the Annual General Meeting in Toronto September 18
  • Introduction to new FRP Canada staff members
  • New Family Supports Institute of Ontario
  • How to include your own contact information in the Welcome Here brochure
  • Resources that can be downloaded from the Internet, including two booklets on work-life balance

Resource sheet   "How to Start a Babysitting Co-op"

   
Spring 2008
  • The Welcome Here Resource Kit for community organizations serving immigrant families
  • The group insurance policy available as a benefit of membership in FRP Canada, focusing on the management liability package
  • Information to share with parents about what children learn in different types of play skills
  • Notice of the updated edition of Living and Working with Children, a selection of 26 bilingual resource sheets for parents and caregivers
  • How to access FRP Canada's exclusive members' site
  • Call for nominations for the FRP Canada board of directors
  • Notice of the next biennial national conference in May 2009 in Niagara Falls
  • Reviews of resources, including a Canadian guide for members of non-profit boards
  • Resources that can be downloaded from the Internet, including help with filing your charities return with the Canada Revenue Agency

Resource sheet   "Building a Partnership with Your Child Care Practitioner"

   
Winter 2008
  • FRP Canada's new Executive Director, Janice MacAulay
  • Members save time and money with Grand & Toy's Small Business Plus program
  • FRP Canada represented at UN agency's consultations on family skills
  • Certification of Family Educators now administerd by FRP Canada
  • Report on Including and Empowering Low-Income Women in FRPs
  • Funding ends for Canadian Health Network Web site
  • Professional Development on the Web
  • Resources that can be downloaded from the Internet

Resource sheet   "Becoming Responsible Consumers"

   
Fall 2007
  • The Making Choices Inventory of Parenting Programs - an online database of over 80 parenting programs
  • PEPS - Program for Early Parent Support
  • Limited time special offer on Fair Trade finger puppets from Bolivia
  • Senator Munson speaks at FRP Canada's AGM
  • Celebrating National Family Week at the Canadian Children's Museum
  • Language and Literacy Kit from the Canadian Child Care Federation
  • Discipline Without Distress - a new book from Calgary parent educator Judy Arnall
  • Resources that can be downloaded from the Internet

Resource sheet   "When Consequences Don't Work"

   
Summer 2007
  • What kind of praise doesn’t build children’s self esteem
  • FRP Canada resource sheets translated into six languages
  • CAPC/CPNP programs in P.E.I.
  • Pictures from "Parents Matter", the Biennial National Conference held in Ottawa, May 22–25, 2007
  • Supporting grandparents who are raising children
  • The rise in the number of children and adolescents who exhibit problematic behaviours
  • Getting complete and reliable information about immunizations
Resource sheet  "Understanding and Stopping Bullying."