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Parenting Videos

Parenting can be both challenging and rewarding. Research shows us that using effective parenting styles can make a difference. Knowing how to communicate, guide, and relate to your children are basic tools for raising independent, confident, healthy and happy children.

Early Child Development

Visit the Healthy Baby Healthy Brain video library and watch parenting videos about early child development. Learn about the important role that you play as a parent in the development of your baby’s brain. You are your baby’s most important connection to the world.

School Age Children and Teens

Watch our series of parenting videos about school age children and teens below, which cover a variety of topics such as parenting foundations, technology, sexual health, mental health, growth and development and substance misuse. Video hosts Jane Berardini and Graham Smith are Public Health Nurses, with over 25 years of experience working with youth in schools.

  • The FoundationsThe Foundations
    Parenting styles have a significant impact on children. Find tips on which parenting style is most effective, and how to build relationships and communicate with your children.
  • Internet SafetyTechnology and Your Child
    Learn about the common concerns parents have with Internet safety, cyberbullying and the impacts of media use on the development of children.
  • Sexual HealthSexual Health
    Learn how to speak with children and youth about the sensitive topic of sexual health and relationships. Many adults find this subject difficult to address.
  • Mental HealthMental Health
    The mental health of children and youth is a prominent concern in our busy world. Learn how to discuss mental health and wellness, recognize the signs of mental illness and find support. 

Health Connection

Call Health Connection to speak with a Public Health Nurse from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2280
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Growth and DevelopmentGrowth and Development
    Learn some of the ways that physical, social and emotional development impacts the behaviour of teens. Understanding the developing teen brain helps explain some of their actions and behaviours. It’s a challenge we're glad to help you with.
  • Substance MisuseSubstance Misuse
    Learn about the reasons youth use substances, signs they are using substances and what parents can do when their children are involved with drugs. It’s important for parents to talk to their children early and often about this important subject.
  • Family eating togetherFamily Meals
    There are many benefits linked to sharing meals with your family and eating breakfast. These videos review the benefits and give ideas on how to make eating together and breakfast happen at your home.


Date of creation: February 26, 2013
Last modified on: June 11, 2018