Tips for enjoyable and safe outings

Every year in Canada, dozens of children get lost in public places. This experience is a harrowing one for both the parents and the child. It is so easy for both adults and children to become easily distracted by all the excitement and attractions and it only takes a...

Teaching Teens About Healthy Relationships

Setting boundaries is an important part of any relationship and help protect oneself against abuse. Our boundaries reflect our personal values and our self-understanding. Setting boundaries is all about respecting oneself and being respected by others. It is never too...

Respecting Your Child’s Personal Space and Boundaries

  An integral part of safety is teaching children about respecting personal boundaries. Individuals who present a risk to children usually begin by breaking down boundaries with them. Setting personal boundaries is about learning to protect and take care of ourselves....

What Parents and Sitters Need to Know

  Whether you are returning to work or need a few hours to yourself, leaving your child under the care of someone new can be a daunting task for many parents. Following are some guidelines that can help parents when hiring a babysitter: Invite the sitter to a formal...

November is Runaway Prevention Month

  Every year in Quebec, on average, over 5,000 teens between the ages of 12-17 are reported missing to law enforcement. For the fifth consecutive year, the Missing Children’s Network is dedicating the month of November to raising awareness about the plight of runaway...

Halloween Safety Tips

  Halloween night and the weeks of preparation leading up to it, can be very exciting for children of all ages. It’s a special celebration shared with their family, friends and community that gives them the rare chance to walk around their neighborhood at night. The...