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Resources – Parenting: Multiples

Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library

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Resource List on Parenting Multiples

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Resource List on Parenting Multiples

Double duty: the parents' guide to raising twins, from pregnancy through the school years / Tinglof, Christina Baglivi -- Chicago, IL: Contemporary books, 1998.
Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina Tinglof brings you the fully updated essential guide to help you cope with any issue that can arise from pregnancy through the school years. With multiple pregnancies becoming more common, this book provides you with the much needed information, practical tips, and strategies for handling the everyday challenges of parenting twins.
FAM HQ 777.35 .T56 1998

Parenting school-age twins and multiples / Tinglof, Chistina Baglivi -- New York: McGraw Hill, 2007.
The author addresses an array of situations encountered by multiples and their families. Chapters are devoted to understanding the twin relationship, developing identity, and promoting individuality. Discipline and education issues are also explored in depth.
FAM HQ 777.35 .T55 2007

Raising twins: what parents want to know (and what twins want to tell them) / Pearlman, Eileen -- New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
This book will guide you through the physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental differences and challenges specific to twins. Straightforward and reassuring, this book addresses key issues that impact twins from babyhood all the way through adolescence.
FAM HQ 777.35 .P43 2000

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 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. / 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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Be Sweet to Babies – CHEOvideos / Petite douceur pour bébés– CHEOvideos

Local Contacts

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 : May 2018
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