Parent child relationships

Factors affecting academic achievement in children with ADHD (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 9, 2010

This study explored the impact of methylphenidate on the academic achievement of 85 children, aged seven to 12, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, which may be more familiar under such trade names as Ritalin or Concerta, is a stimulant medication that acts on certain chemicals in the brain.

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2014-02-11

Second Chance [Video - 1:28] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focuses on a man who got a second chance at life after alcohol and drug addiction cost him everything.

At one point, he owned three companies. After years of addiction, he lost his businesses and his home, and was in danger of losing his daughter.

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2013-05-23

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24

From Books as Coasters to Bedtime Stories: Family Literacy in Alberta's Next Generation (2006)

This report summarizes the findings from a study of family literacy in the workplace. The goals of the study were to identify current family literacy practices and the implication for Alberta’s next generation, and to understand the human stories behind statistical data on literacy.

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2012-10-04

Literacy Impacts: Families - Programs (2010)

This fact sheet provides the highlights of an evaluation of READ Saskatoon’s Romp ‘n’ Read program, which helps parents and caregivers engage in fun learning activities with their young children.

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2012-03-19

Reading to Your Baby [Video – 2:47] (2009)

In this video, a mother talks about the benefits of reading to children, even to newborn babies.

Reading teaches language skills and helps children learn about things in the world. It also offers parents and babies an opportunity to form strong bonds.

The mother notes that a baby may be overwhelmed by the words in a book but will enjoy the pictures.

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2012-03-12

How to Kit: Reading to your child [Video – 11:30] (2009)

This video offers tips for encouraging a love of reading among children from babyhood through the school years.

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2012-03-05

Learn anywhere [Video – 0:30] (2011)

This short video is designed to raise awareness of Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The video shows a little boy and his father, moving their arms like airplane wings as they walk in the woods. When they reach a clearing, the father pulls an inflatable couch out of his backpack and the two snuggle together to read a book about airplanes.

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2012-01-20

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