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Parenting

The Health Unit provides parenting information and support through drop-ins, workshops and the Nobody’s Perfect Parenting program. See the calendar at the bottom of this page for upcoming scheduled events.

Attend this FREE workshop on understanding your baby’s crying to learn:

  • Why babies cry
  • How to calm and soothe your crying baby
  • Tips for taking care of yourself when your baby cries

To register for this one-hour workshop, email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-276-1097 extension 589.

Attend this FREE workshop to learn:

  • Safe sleep practices
  • Ways to handle challenges at bedtime
  • Tools to create a positive bedtime and help your child develop healthy sleep habits.

To register for this one-hour workshop, email familyhealth@www.rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-276-1097 extension 589.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can:

  • Meet with other parents of young children
  • Share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent
  • Learn about child development, safety, health and behaviour
  • Discuss real-life parenting situations
  • Work together with the support of a trained Nobody’s Perfect facilitator
  • Discover positive ways of parenting

Nobody’s Perfect is designed to strengthen positive parenting skills. The five two-hour sessions are FREE, interactive and fun. Child care and snacks are provided.

To register for Nobody’s Perfect, email familyhealth@www.rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 extension 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 extension 589.

Come with your child (age 0-6 years). Meet other parents and have one-on-one time with a Public Health Nurse. Get information about feeding, sleeping, crying and other parenting issues.

When Sprouting Speech is offered at Parent Child Drop-in, a Speech Language Pathologist can assess your child’s speech and language skills and discuss any concerns you have. For more information visit http://sproutingspeech.on.ca/.

Drop-in – no appointment needed.

Where and When

Parent Child Drop-in is held regularly in 14 locations. See the schedule (PDF 1 page) or the calendar at the bottom of this page.

Come to the Under One Club with your baby (0-12 months) to play and meet other parents. A Public Health Nurse is available for questions about breastfeeding and parenting.

Drop-in – no appointment needed.

Where and When

Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Ontario Early Years Centre
464 Isabella Street
Pembroke Ontario K8A 4S8

Come with your baby (0-12 months) to play and meet other young parents. Talk with a public health nurse to ask questions and get information about feeding, sleeping, crying and other parenting issues.

Have your baby’s weight and development checked by a Public Health Nurse.

Transportation is available. Call Jubilee Place at 613 732-8434.

Baby and Me is provided in partnership with Jubilee Place.

Drop-in – no appointment needed.

Where and When

Thursdays 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Jubilee Place
1144 Lea Street
Pembroke ON K8A 6Z4

Upcoming Promoting Healthy Sleep Habits Events

Upcoming Nobody is Perfect Parenting Events

Upcoming Parent Child Drop-in Events

Upcoming Under One Club Events

Upcoming Baby and Me Events

Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000