Nobody’s Perfect materials are designed to support both parents and those who work with them.
The Parent Kit has evidenced-based content which reflects advances in the areas of child health and safety, behaviour and early child development, as well as parenting coping skills, anger management and family violence prevention information. The kit is available in both official languages and contains:
- five parent books (Parents, Body, Mind, Behaviour, and Safety)
- a chart showing child development from birth to 5 years old
- a growth chart for two- to five-year-olds
The books are not intended to provide “cookbook” solutions to every possible situation. Instead, they are designed to give parents information and help them develop effective ways to cope with the stresses and difficult situations they face as parents. The pictures help to depict key messages, even if the parent’s literacy level is low.
Topics covered are:
- how to tell the difference between loving and spoiling
- how to encourage cooperative behaviour
- how to handle common behaviour problems
- how to keep a child healthy
- how to recognize the signs of illness
- what to do for common childhood illnesses
- how a child’s mind and feelings develop
- how to encourage a child to learn
- how to help a child develop through play
- how parents can look after their own needs
- how to find and choose different kinds of child care
- how to find support and resources in the community
- what causes injuries
- how to prevent injuries
- what to do for specific injuries
It is expected that all participants in a Nobody’s Perfect group receive the Parent Kit free of charge.
Nobody’s Perfect participating organizations can find English and French parenting kits through the Families Canada (formerly FRP Canada) website (https://www.familiescanada.ca/resources-and-publications/), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 1-866-637-7226.
The series of 19 tip sheets offers current and accessible information to parents and caregivers of children aged 0 – 5 years on a variety of topics and are available online. The tip sheets can be used by the general public or as supplementary resources for the Nobody’s Perfect program. Each topic has 3 – 6 different sets of tip sheets. Most contain parent/child activities on the reverse side. They are available in both official languages.
Trained Nobody’s Perfect facilitators/trainers/master trainers can access other program resources and activities by creating an account and logging into the members’ only section of this website. Sign up today!
The Nobody’s Perfect program brochures are intended for use by intermediaries to encourage parents to participate in the program as well as attract potential facilitators to deliver the program. They are also available online to download on Canada.ca. Search “Nobody’s Perfect”.
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We are grateful to the Public Health Agency of Canada for the ongoing support of the Nobody’s Perfect program. The Public Health Agency of Canada is not responsible for the content of any external resource or websites.
“Nobody’s Perfect Parenting… support for moms and dads with children from birth to five.”