Pick a Parenting Tip and Win

May 24, 2016

Parenting is wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be difficult when you face challenging behaviour from young children. Did you know that how you respond to this behaviour will have a lasting impact on your child and their future behaviour?

“Research shows that it is important to use positive strategies when dealing with challenging behaviour from young children,” says Public Health Nurse, Ashley Furtney. “Children see. Children learn. Your child learns from you and your actions!”

To help area parents discover positive and proactive ways to deal with stressful situations with young children, the Huron County Health Unit, Ontario Early Years and Rural Response for Healthy Children have partnered to sponsor the “Pick a Parenting Tip” contest.

To enter, parents must complete an in-store ballot and correctly share one of the eight tips posted on teaching children in a positive way. Each tip shows how to work through parenting dilemmas in a positive and calm way that will help your child’s emotional growth.

The “Pick a Parenting Tip” Contest offers parents a chance to win one of three $75 gift cards. One winner will be chosen from each of the following areas of the county – north, central, and south. Participating stores include: Canadian Tire in Exeter and Goderich, Watson’s Home Hardware in Goderich and Gorrie, Langford Lumber Home Building Centre in Clinton, McDonald Home Hardware Building Centre in Brussels, Sills Home Hardware in Seaforth, MacLean Home Hardware in Exeter, and Stainton’s Home Hardware in Wingham. No purchase necessary to enter the contest.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM Friday, June 24, 2016. For complete contest rules seewww.huronhealthunit.ca/contest.

Tips for this contest are from the Children See, Children Learn campaign created by the Best Start Resource Centre, Health Nexus. To learn more on how to deal with every day challenges with their young children, without using physical or emotional punishment visitwww.childrenseechildrenlearn.ca


For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
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Ashley Furtney, Public Health Nurse