Local Agencies Work Together to Promote Positive Parenting

by Tanis Brown, Public Health Nurse, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, submitted October 25, 2013

Every Kid in Our Communities (EKIOC) is promoting the Power of Positive Parenting by Triple P as a widespread initiative within Leeds & Grenville counties.

The benefits of positive parenting are:

— Positive parenting aims to make it easier for parents to develop a positive loving relationship with each other and with their children.

— It uses encouragement, attention and good communication.

— A positive parenting approach will help family life run smoother.

— Positive parenting increases the opportunity for children to achieve optimum physical and emotional health.

Through the Triple P initiative, resources have been donated by the EKIOC Triple P Working Group to libraries in Leeds & Grenville in order to promote awareness and access to positive parenting information.

The following area public libraries have partnered with EKIOC in support of positive parenting:

· Merrickville Public Library

· Kemptville Public Library

· Leeds and the Thousand Island Public Library

· Brockville Public Library

· Rideau Township Public Library

· Ganonoque Public Library

· Athens Public Library

· Cardinal Public Library

· Prescott Public Library

· Front of Young Public Library

For more information on being a positive parent, visit a local library, http://www.triplepontario.ca or call 1-800-660-5853.

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