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Resources – Parenting: Boys

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Resource List on Parenting Boys

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Resource List on Parenting Boys

100 things guys need to know / Zimmerman, Bill -- Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005.
Advice for guys on all kinds of issues, from family life to fitting in, emotions, bullies, school peer pressure, failure, anger, and more. Graphic-novel-style illustrations engage even reluctant readers.
FAM HQ 797 .Z56 2005

Boys of few words: raising our sons to communicate and connect / Cox, Adam -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2006.
Written for parents who want to understand and have a close relationship with their sons. Parents will learn how to help their sons establish healthy relationships.
FAM HQ 775 .C68 2006

The good son: shaping the moral development of our boys and young men / Gurian, Michael -- New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam, 2000.
Covers a wide range of topics concerning how to parent a boy. Includes the stages and nesessary tasks of development he needs to accomplish from birth to adulthood. Includes bibliographical references and index.
FAM HQ 775 .G82 

The minds of boys: saving our sons form falling behind in school and life / Gurian, Michael -- San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
This practical book shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to.
FAM HQ 775 .G87 2005

Why boys don't talk – and why it matters: a parent's survival guide to connecting with your teen / Shaffer, Susan Morris -- New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
With this book, you'll discover why adolescent boys often feel the need to protect themselves behind a wall of silence and why it's important to your son's emotional health to break through that wall. Most important, you'll gain the knowledge and tools you need to: Recognize and understand the subtle ways boys communicate connection Reopen the lines of communication with your adolescent son Help him learn to express his feelings and experience a range of normal emotions Maintain strong emotional bonds with your son in order to support his positive growth and development.
FAM HQ 797 .S524 2005

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Web Sites

Parent Resource Centre, Ottawa / Centre de ressources pour parents

Caring for Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society / Soins de nos enfants – Société canadienne de pédiatrie

Baby Centre

Parenting – Medline Plus from the US National Library of Medicine

Kids Health – for Parents, Teens and Kids from the Nemours Foundation

About Kids Health – from the Hospital for Sick Children (available in various languages)

Healthy Children – From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce - Department of Justice, Government of Canada / Faire des plans - Guide sur les arrangements parentaux après la séparation ou le divorce - Ministère de la Justice, Gouvernement du Canada

Effective Parenting and Disciplining Children - Health Link BC

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Immunize Canada
● Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
● Free / gratuit
● Last updated December 2017 / Mise-à-jour 2017 decembre
● English, French / anglais, français
● From iTunes and Google Play: This app allows Canadians to keep track of their vaccinations and retrieve their records remotely, receive automatic reminders to schedule their routine vaccinations based on relevant provincial or territorial schedules, and provide access to timely and trusted information about recommended vaccinations for children, adults and travellers. / L'appli ImmunizeCanada (ImmunizeCA) offre aux Canadians la possibilité de gérer les dossiers de vaccination de leur famille sur un téléphone intelligent ou un appareil mobile. Plus précisément, l'appli permet aux Canadiens de suivre leurs vaccinations, de recevoir des rappels automatisés lorsqu'il est temps de prendre rendez-vous pour faire administrer les vaccins de routine d'après le schéma de vaccination de leurs province ou territoire, et d'avoir accès à des informations actuelles et fiables sur les vaccins recommandés pour les enfants, les adultes et les voyageurs.
● Available from / Disponible depuis Google Play & iTunes

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Local Contact

Parent Resource Centre
300 Goulburn Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1C9

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at

Last Updated / Mis-à-jour: May 2018 mai
Links Tested / Liens vérifiés: May 2018 mai

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