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Resources – Parenting: Girls

Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library

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Resource List on Parenting Girls

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Resource List on Parenting Girls

Girls will be girls: raising confident and courageous daughters / Deak, JoAnn -- New York: Hyperion, 2003.
Gilrs will be girls offers a comprehensive road map to the many emotional and physical challenges girls ages six to sixteen face in today's changing world.
FAM HQ 798 .D374 2003

The inside story on teen girls / Zager, Karen -- Washington, DC: American Psychological Assoc. 2002.
In this book both parents and teen girls will find useful tips and practical suggestions for better communication and greater understanding of each other, plus ways to reconnect with other family members and strengthen their sense of self. But mostly, parents and teen girls will l earn ways to value and appreciate this exceptional and exciting phase everyone goes through.
FAM HQ 798 .Z34

Trust me, Mom – everyone else is going!: the new rules for mothering adolescent girls
/ Cohen-Sandler, Roni -- Harmondsworth, UK: Viking Penguin, 2002.
In this guide, parents learn to "use their BRAIN" - Be flexible, Respectful, Attuned, Involved, and Non-controlling - to build trust and help their daughters navigate complex social waters. It addresses such issues as popularity, boyfriends, parties and partying, discipline, privacy, body image, and identity.
FAM HQ 798 .C5645 2002

When girls feel fat: helping girls through adolescence / Friedman, Sandra Susan -- Toronto: HarperCollins, 2001.
This book provides parents, teachers and other mentors with practical ways to help girls navigate the difficulties of adolescence, develop a positive self-image and remain true to themselves. This friendly guide demystifies girls’ issues such as: puberty and sexuality, body image, relationship to food and weight, and relationships with parents and friends.
FAM HQ 798 .F75 2001

Why girls talk - and what they're really saying: a parent's survival guide to connecting with your teen / Shaffer, Susan -- Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
A educational book designed to help parents adapt to raising a teenager and learn to understand unspoken messages.
FAM HQ 799.15 .S525 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’s 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 décembre
● 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

● BabyCenter
● Free / gratuit
● Last updated April 2018 / Mise-à-jour 2018 avril
● English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish /anglais, français, allemand, portugais, espagnol
● My Pregnancy & Baby Today is the best resource for pregnant women.  Expecting a baby? Get week-by- week pregnancy tips and trackers, with access to videos, tools, checklists, a thriving community of moms and parents to-be, baby essentials, product reviews, and thousands of BabyCenter articles. Plus, tools like the bumpie photo diary, a kick tracker, and more. Then, once you deliver, it switches to daily parenting guidance to support you through baby's first year and beyond. / Ma Grossesse Aujourd'hui est la source d'informations indispensable aux futures mamans. Vous attendez un bébé ? Obtenez un suivi de grossesse semaines après semaines, des trucs et astuces, accédez à des vidéos, des outils pratiques, des check-lists. Serrez-vous les coudes sur la communauté des mamans et des futurs parents, découvrez ce dont votre bébé a besoin et lisez des centaines d'articles BabyCenter.  Et aussi, des outils comme le Self'Bidou pour suivre l'évolution de votre ventre en images et beaucoup d'autres choses encore.
● 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.

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

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