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Resources for parents and practitioners working with families.

* "Discipline Without Hurting"

Pamphlets in 16 languages available free from Child Welfare League of Canada. Contact Betty Bourque at (613) 235-4412, ext. 24 or e-mail English text available as Word document for download at:

A brochure co-authored by Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services of Burnaby, COSTI Immigrant Services of Toronto and the Child Welfare League of Canada offers ideas on disciplining children without physical punishment. Age-specific tips are suggested to encourage good behaviour in babies, one to two year olds, two to three year olds, and older children. Tips include communication skills, use of positive language and temper control techniques.

* Nobody's Perfect parent kit.

Behaviour, Body, Mind, Parents, and Safety books plus Growth and Development Charts. Order from Canadian Government Publishing, 1-800-635-7943,

From their website: "Nobody's Perfect is a positive and empowering parent education program that informs parents about the first five years of childhood. It is a culturally sensitive program designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, low-income, who may have limited education, or who are geographically, culturally or socially isolated." [from the website] $10.95, includes five books plus a poster format growth chart, a development chart, and two emergency telephone number stickers. Aussi disponible en francais.