Parenting Corner

Parenting expertise from psychologists, parenting experts and educators.


FRP-BC aims to provide relevant and accessible resources for Parenting Corner from evidence-based educators and leaders in the Early Years field. The Parenting Corner will be updated on a monthly basis to provide our readers with up-to-date resources. If you have any suggestions or content that FRP-BC should feature, please email

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  • Place Matters: What Surrounds Us Shapes Us
    “How the environment we create shapes the foundations of early childhood development”. “The built and natural environments, and the systemic factors that shape those environments-such as the policies that influence where people are able to live and how resources are distributed-interact with each other and with a child’s social environment in deeply interconnected ways. Every environment is infused with a combination of influences, which can have positive and negative impacts on…
  • Play is How I Learn with Dr. Jean Clinton
    Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor at McMaster University, expresses the significance of play for children. “Play is, quite simply, the way that children make sense and understand their world. It is the heart of development.”
  • Center on the Developing Child – Brain-Building Through Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Children
    Play is an essential part of a child’s life from infancy. For babies and toddlers, simple, playful interactions with adults help develop sturdy brain architecture, the foundations of lifelong health, and the building blocks of resilience. Through games and activities, children can practice and strengthen critical executive function skills that will help them throughout their lives, including learning to focus their attention, strengthening their working memory, and developing basic self-control. The following handout series, created with…
  • How to Help a Child with Impulsive Behavior – Gordon Neufeld, PhD
    When we define a child as impulsive, what we mean is this child is experiencing one emotion at a time. The prefrontal cortex allows us to feel multiple feelings simultaneously, and this part of the brain starts to develop at 5-7 years of age. Children need lots of developmental support through this period. Dr. Gordon Neufeld speaks on allowing a child to grow up with a “soft heart” and for parents…
  • New Dad Manual from Dad Central
    From Dad Central, comes the ultimate guide for new dads with videos, articles, and resources. Explore topics from diaper changes, co-parenting tips, installing car seats, a section for Indigenous dads and much more! Click here to explore the ultimate manual. Dad Central offers many resources for dads and people who work with dads. They have videos, articles, and a monthly podcast to help any father looking for support.
  • CUT IT OUT! Behaviour Is Communication – Dr. Allison Rees
    Read the full article here. Behaviour is communication. Emotional maturity needs to be nurtured in our children to develop healthy ways of expressing themselves and take thoughtful action to meet their needs. To develop mature moral values, a child needs to: Have the ability to recognize their own feelings, express them appropriately, hold back hurtful actions which might result from those feelings, and meet his needs in ways which do not…
  • Raising Canada 2022 – Top 10 Threats to Children in Canada
    Launched in 2018, Raising Canada is an annual series of reports that track the top 10 threats to childhood. The report sheds light on the reality that one-third of kids in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood. For more than a decade, the state of childhood in Canada has been on the decline. According to UNICEF, Canada ranks 30th out of 38 affluent nations for protecting the well-being…
  • Video Submission #2 – Routine and Rhythm to Soothe Children
    FRP-BC is pleased to present Dr. Vanessa’s newest video about soothing and showing up for children in times of transition and change. Learn more about Dr. Vanessa Lapointe on her website or visit her on Facebook and Instagram. See more articles from Dr. Vanessa Lapointe in our Parenting Corner.