Parent Corner Website Insert

The Parent Corner Website Insert can be used by schools to develop the parent information sections of school websites and is based on best practice. This information can be used by parents to build and maintain a positive relationship with their children.

Feel free to place the information and resources listed below onto your school website.

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HaltonParents is a free service provided by Halton Region.



Halton Region supports the following parenting actions that help build and maintain a positive relationship with your child.

1. Be connected
It doesn’t have to be complicated! Being connected is about developing and maintaining positive relationships with your child.  Having meals together or sharing in a family tradition is an easy way to stay connected.  Being interested in the day to day life of your child makes it simpler to maintain a positive relationship and to be there when your child is looking for support and guidance.

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2. Stay involved

A great way to build stronger connections with your kids is to be involved.  This will make it easier to talk to them, build a trusting relationship and discuss expectations for home and school life.  This will also lead to kids being more likely to take part in social activities, improve their decision making skills and bring about greater success in school.

Why is Parent Engagement Important?
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Parent Involvement Matters!


3. Continue to monitor

What is happening in the life of your child? Monitoring means knowing your child’s whereabouts, what activities they are doing, with whom, and when and how will they be getting home when they are not under direct parental supervision. 
Monitoring is about knowing what’s going on in the life of your child and preparing for new experiences.

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Parenting Your Children/Tweens
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Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know


4. Provide lots of support

We all need support, but especially during the child and adolescent years.  Acceptance, love, warmth, responding to their needs and communicating in sensitive ways will show children you are there for them.  Your child needs to have that sense of security in knowing that you are available and that you’ll love them – no matter what.  This helps to build resiliency and good problem solving skills.

Ready, Set, Go!  Supporting the transition to kindergarten

Ready, Set, Whoa!  Supporting your teen to thrive, not just survive, the transition to high school

Developmental Assets – open up the “tips for parents” section
Emotion Wellbeing/Mental Health: Information and resources for parents


5. Be a good role model

What are your children learning from you? It’s all about being a good example through your behaviours, actions and practices in everyday life with your child. What you do as parents/ caregivers shows your child how you want them to behave. As parents, we hope they’re picking up good habits and learning how to be caring, responsible people. 

Parenting into the Teen Years:  A Positive Approach to Parenting  

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Are You a Good Role Model? 
What Your Kids Are Learning from You