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Parenting Resources

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is here to provide families who need support and assistance in keeping their children safe and healthy. Families often face issues such as mental health, challenges, poverty, addiction, all of which can impact their ability to care for their children.

We encourage you to contact us before family struggles get out of control. CASO can help you by providing information and referrals to other community services. 

What information is available here?

This section provides you with answers to several frequently asked questions by parents. 

What is discipline?

What is corporal punishment?

Talk to your child about sexual abuse

Encouraging good behaviour

Spanking is not discipline

Talk to your child

Never shake a baby

Who can babysit your child

Talk to your teen

Home Alone

Safe sleep

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development website