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Explaining Same-Sex Families to Kids

posted by Scott Williams

According to Stats Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, there were 64,575 same-sex couple families in Canada in 2011 (up 42.4% from 2006). That same year, 9,600 children were living with same-sex parents.  Here are some tips for answering questions and having conversations with kids.

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Community Report: Exploring the Future of Parenting Education

posted by Diane McGregor

For the past two years you have been hearing about (and engaging with us) in our design project, Exploring the Future of Parenting Education. The wait is over! Our final community report on the project is now available.

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Parenting Education Resource Fair

posted by Ade Ogunlewe

Parenthood is one of life’s most important journeys. It’s a journey of life-long learning, rich with tales that must be shared and celebrated.  At KW Counselling Services, we believe that by building connections bound by shared and unique experience, we can strengthen the fabric of our communities.  

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Exploring the Future of Parenting Education

posted by Diane McGregor

July brings us to the close of the first six months of our new project, Exploring the Future of Parenting Education. As many of you already know, we are engaging the citizens of Waterloo Region in a dialogue about parenting education. Parenting is a life long journey—we don’t always know where we’re heading or how we’ll get there, but we’re certainly learning every step of the way. HOW people want to make that learning happen is what we want to know. From a “design thinking” perspective, we ask people to share with us how they learn their parenting skills or how they gain information about parenting. Then we ask them to imagine, in an ideal world (with no barriers or constraints) how they would most like to learn this. We invite people to explore—and imagine—the future of parenting education.

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