For parents and caregivers
A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids Ages 10 to 16

These videos were developed from a February 2011 presentation to Halton parents by Dr. Jean Clinton . An internationally-known child and youth expert, she has been working with children of all ages and their families for over 25 years. Using common sense and plain language, she helps parents learn new ways to nurture and maintain positive, supportive relationships with their children as they become teenagers. We know that brain growth and development can greatly affect behavior at this stage. Dr. Clinton offers practical advice on how parents can adjust their parenting styles to help their children cope with stress and emotions during the pre-teen and teen years.

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A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids 10 to 16 years old 
Insight on teen development plus common concerns identified by parents and caregivers of preteens and teens and helpful parenting advice and suggestions.
English booklet

Translated "A New Kind of Parenting" booklets

View the videos

Video 1: Introduction; Thriving with Your Teen; Teen Years and Temperament; Myths and Perceptions
Video 2: Positive Parenting; Teen Brain: Under Construction
Video 3: Positive Parenting: Parenting Styles
Video 4: Positive Parenting: Boundaries, Rules and Expectations
Video 5: Positive Parenting: Monitoring and Reducing Risks
Video 6: Positive Parenting: Parenting with Respect; Closing comments and credits

A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids Ages 10 to 16 video guide
This guide summarizes some of the information found in the "A New Kind of Parenting" video with Dr. Jean Clinton and includes questions that can help stimulate discussion and reflection.
Video guide

Video 1 (starts on a black screen and is about 16 minutes)
This video introduces the series and looks at how to have a thriving relationship with your teen, temperament and common myths and perceptions about teenagers.

Video 2
(starts on a white screen and is about 14 minutes)
Positive parenting and brain development during the teen years.

View videos 3, 4, 5 and 6
Parenting styles; Boundaries, rules and expectations; Monitoring and reducing risks; Parenting with respect and closing comments.

We'd like to know what you think of the videos. After you've viewed all 6, please click on the link after Video 6 for a short survey.

More resources to help with a "New Kind of Parenting"

Halton Community Services Database

Halton Region 311
Dial 311 to request a service or receive general information

Shoulder to Shoulder is a project of the Minnesota Institute of Public Health (MIPH), a non-profit organization founded in 1972. MIPH is dedicated to working with individuals and organizations to safeguard and promote public health. MIPH and Shoulder to Shoulder share the goal of reaching parents of teens and other responsible adults with information about positive parenting in order to increase comfort and confidence levels in raising their children.

Thriving Teens PPT referenced in the "New Kind of Parenting" videos.

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Halton Parenting Directory

Need help with toddler behaviour? Toilet training problems? Expecting a baby? Want to learn about child development? Looking for a parent support group? Struggling to get your child to do homework? Single parent? Wondering how to handle behaviour?

Halton iparent listings are geared to strengthening parenting knowledge and skills. The services, programs, workshops and seminars listed range from courses for expectant parents to discussion groups for parents of teens.

Halton 7

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Our Kids Network has identified seven conditions of well-being needed for children, families, and the community as a whole to thrive. These conditions are known as the 'Halton 7'.
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