Talk Show: A Community of Support

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It is Important for Parents to Connect with Each Other

Social support networks are more difficult to establish than in earlier eras when people were at home more. There is a need to assertively build these networks. Neighbourhood resources centres provide places where families and caregivers can connect. Universal access is a key to the success of these centres. People get their information from each other and experience is a great teacher.

We Don’t have to be Perfect as Parents

There is no such thing as a typical family and it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Social media can lead parents to have unrealistic expectations. Stress and conflict can be understood in terms of a child’s temperament and developmental level, knowledge that can help the family respond more effectively.

Featuring:

Estelle Paget, Colleen Hobson