Parenting skills

How should we teach our kids about money? [Video - 6:01] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, and features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

He points out that teaching children about money is an ongoing process, not a single lesson. The first step is simply begin a dialogue about the issue.

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2013-09-18

Building the Fire: Aboriginal Family Literacy (1996)

This document describes a seven-month project aimed at developing a program that would meet the literacy needs of the Aboriginal community in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

The Aboriginal Family Literacy Project, which began in October 1995 and ran until the end of May 1996, was a partnership between Lakeland College's LEARN (Literacy Education and Reading Network) program and the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre.

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2013-07-29

Learning with your Child: A Booklet for Parents (2007)

The authors of this booklet begin by pointing out that parents are their children’s first, and most important, teachers and go on from there to explain how to create a positive learning environment for youngsters from birth to kindergarten age.

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2013-06-11

Families and Literacy (2012)

This fact sheet focuses on the role of parents in helping children develop literacy skills.

The authors point out that low literacy is an intergenerational cycle, and improving parents’ skills has a positive effect on the language development of children.

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2013-05-06

How parents foster early literacy (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 1, 2006

Current and emerging research is creating a greater understanding of the importance of the preschool years for early language and literacy development, the authors of this paper note. Society is beginning to learn which activities, tools, or programs can be used in the home or in child-care centres to give young children an advantage as they move into literacy.

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2013-04-19

"Talk to Me!": Oral language development with young children (2012)

This document focuses on the importance of oral language development and offers tips for parents to use to help their children develop language skills. The authors explain that children develop language over time and tell parents what to expect at each stage from infancy through the preschool years.

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2013-01-22

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Advocacy Checklist for Parents and Other Community-based Advocates (2010)

This document, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY), is a companion to the LDAY’s “Parents as Advocates” booklet.

The authors explain the roles and responsibilities of an advocate and offer tips for getting started. They also include advice on keeping records, taking notes and maintaining contact logs.

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2012-11-27

Parents as Advocates (2010)

The goal of this guide, prepared by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, is to help parents support their children’s in-school learning by becoming effective advocates for them. The authors point out that parents know under what conditions their children behave well or badly and they are in the best position to make those patterns known to their children’s teachers.

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2012-11-20

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

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