Parenting & Perinatal Resources

Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum:

Fertility Matters Canada is a charitable organization helping Canadians by “…providing support, awareness, information and education; and promoting equal access to fertility treatments.”

Reproductive Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital

Pacific Postpartum Society – If you are feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious during pregnancy or after the birth or adoption of a child, you may be dealing with peri-partum anxiety, depression or even OCD. This website lists support numbers and other resources.

Sex after baby?! Fun Videos From Halifax Sex Researchers to Help New Parents Get It On

Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital


Parenting support phone program provided in BC

Confident Parents Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program – “Thriving Kids Behaviour Program is grounded in the Parent Management Training – Oregon Model developed by Implementation Sciences International Inc. Through a series of 6 to 14 weekly phone coaching sessions, along with exercises and workbooks, trained coaches empower parents and caregivers to learn effective skills and techniques that support social skills and cooperation in their child. These techniques are proven to prevent, reduce and reverse the development of mild to moderate behaviour problems. The program is offered in partnership with Implementation Sciences International Inc. with funding provided by the Province of British Columbia.” Referral from family physician required. Form available on website. ‘Launched in Spring 2019,

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program is a ‘made in BC model’ based on the best available evidence for supporting families to effectively reduce mild to moderate anxiety in their children. Delivered through videos and supported by scheduled telephone coaching sessions, the approach focuses on building skills and strategies that parents can use with their child and family at home and in community settings. The program was developed in collaboration with BC experts who work extensively with children experiencing anxiety and their families, incorporating key concepts from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Funding is provided by the Province of British Columbia.”

What about Narcissism??? How do I protect my kids from developing difficulties related to a partner who has a personality disorder? There is sooo much information out there about narcissism, so where do you look? Dr. Craig Malkin is a psychologist who has written a book on the topic. He has explanatory and useful videos here on his YouTube channel, including a video on how to protect children from a partner who may be dealing with narcissism.

Is my teenager the only difficult one! (By Alan Kazdin)

What about PANDAS or PANS?

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Teen Anxiety – Parent Videos

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t

Resources for helping babies and kids sleep


How to talk to your kids about divorce and after

Parenting Books:

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Your Defiant Child by Russell Barkley

Your Defiant Teen by Russell Barkley

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids by Alyson Schafer

Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Alyson Schafer

Breaking the Good Mom Myth by Alyson Schafer

Treating childhood and Adolescent Anxiety; A Guide for Caregivers by Lebowitz and Omer

Breathe Through This. Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers

Parenting online courses:

Everday Parenting. The ABCs of childrearing by Alan Kazdin

Parent Emotion Coaching; Gottman

Low cost and free therapy resources

My caveat/disclaimer: These resources are not a substitute for professional advice. I have reviewed these resources, BUT I did not create them and do not continuously monitor them. I only include resources I believe to be reliable, but given the nature of the internet, these links or their information may be changed without my knowledge. …so, always read critically, consult with your healthcare provider before making changes to your healthcare plan…and, if you are in crisis, you probably already know to look for help (911, hospital emergency, crisis line 1-800-784-2433) and reach out to someone.