Families Canada provides access to two comprehensive programs focused on enhancing parenting skills amongst our member organizations’ clients:
• The Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
• The Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting Program

NOBODY’S PERFECT Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of preschoolers. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated, or who have low income or limited formal education. Nobody’s Perfect is coordinated by the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered across Canada through provincial and territorial community organizations.

Families Canada’s Role: in a first of its kind licencing agreement with the Public Health Agency, Families Canada took on the printing and publishing rights for the Nobody’s Perfect parenting kits in English and French. They are available on our resources and publications page.

Note: Nobody’s Perfect parent kits may only be ordered by trained Nobody’s Perfect facilitators.

Interested in becoming a certified Nobody’s Perfect facilitator? Visit: http://nobodysperfect.ca/home/

With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Nobody’s Perfect parenting kits in Arabic, Spanish, Punjabi, and Simplified Chinese are now available across Ontario for free. For more information visit: https://familiescanada.ca/multilingual-nobodys-perfect-page/

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Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) is a parent support program that helps parents gradually move away from physical and emotional punishment, toward solutions that nurture their children’s healthy development and learning. Sometimes “positive discipline” is misunderstood as “permissiveness”. Actually, positive discipline is about finding long-term solutions that help children develop their own self-discipline over time. It’s about:

  • clear communication;
  • building a relationship based on respect for each other;
  • helping children learn how to handle difficult situations;
  • teaching courtesy, empathy, non-violence and respect for others.

Families Canada prints and sells Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting books to trained PDEP facilitators.

The Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting book is available digitally in French and English on our resources and publications page. Print copies are available in English only on our online store.

Note: Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting books may only be ordered by trained PDEP facilitators.

For Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting facilitator training opportunities, please visit http://www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com/public/index.php

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