Parent Resources

Kids Help Phone

Need help now? You can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868.

By texting CONNECT to 686868, you can chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue — big or small. Our texting service is available 24/7/365. You don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it. Remember, all conversations between young people and volunteer Crisis Responders are confidential.

Bullying and peer conflict

Here are some resources for parents and caregivers on bullying prevention and intervention:

Healthy relationships, consent and sexual relationships

Research shows that parent-child communication about sexual health encourages positive behaviour. Here are some resources to help:

Safe internet use and creating a positive digital footprint

Resources on appropriate and inappropriate use of the internet, social media and digital technology:

Drug and alcohol use

Cannabis 101

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and more (LGBTQ+)

Information for families of students who identify as LGBTQ+, who are unsure of how they identify and who want to serve as allies of LGBTQ+ students:

Resiliency, stress and anxiety

Tips for helping children and teens build resilience and manage anxiety: from the

Eating Disorders

Information for families wanting to better understand Eating Disorders and related behaviour:

Suicide

Information to help you understand the issue of suicide and learn about suicide prevention:

Self-harm

Resources and information about why some youth self-harm and how you can help your child:

Communicating with your teen

Ideas for how to better communicate with your teen:

General Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Internet Gaming Disorder

E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use

Promoting Positive Body Image

Encouraging Healthy Physical Activity

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Social and Emotional Learning

Cultivating Care and Empathy

Self-Regulation