Parents Blog

5 Ways to Support a Child that is Being Bullied
It can be painful discovering that your child is being bullied, and our first reaction as a parent can often be that of anger. We encourage you to take a deep breath and remember that bullying is NEVER the fault of the person who is...
5 Ways to Support a Child Who Witnesses Bullying
Did you know that… 85% of all bullying against children are witnessed by peers? 75% of the time, children will watch without intervening (or by joining in)? And yet - 57% of the time, when another child intervenes, the bullying stops...
Can the Child who is Bullying Change? 5 Ways We Can Make a Difference
The impulse to inflict harm on others can be a sign of social and emotional difficulties. In fact, children who do so are more likely to experience loneliness and depression than others, and at greater risk for future problems. It is not...
GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND SCHOOLS
Belonging at School: Strategies for Home and School CollaborationThis attractive and accessible new guide is perfect for welcome packages for new parents and families! Order copies from our eBoutique.The project is part of COPA’S We All...
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT - A PERSONAL STORY
I grew up with a great deal of physical and emotional abuse. It started when I was very little and lasted until I left home at 18. This is because I grew up with a parent who was a deeply unhappy and troubled survivor of sexual, physical...
A CIRCLE OF CARING
MULTIMEDIA TOOLKIT TO SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT FAMIILIESCOPA’s Circle of Caring toolkit was released in 2015 and continues to be much in demand.Circle is a multimedia resource designed to support safe, strong and free...
CIRCLE OF CARING
A Circle of Caring: NEW Multimedia Resources for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Families, and Schools.To coincide with Aboriginal History Month, COPA is thrilled to announce our upcoming new Circle of Caring project…and share a sneak peek...
Leadership for Safe Strong and Free Schools
Dedicated teacher participants from Simcoe County DSB have joined in with heart and soul in OTF’s and COPA’S Safe@School Pilot Projet, Leadership for Safe, Strong and Free Schools, funded by the Ministry of Education. Here’s a sample of...
Mama’s boy and daddy’s girl – Questioning Gendered Parent-Child Relationships
How many of us have heard or used the phrases “she’s daddy’s girl” or “he’s a momma’s boy ”? Let’s reflect on how these terms reinforce gendered parent-child relationships that hurt children, parents and adults with sexist ideas about how...
CHILDREN ARE PEOPLE TOO
Children’s Rights Equal Human Rights Celebrate World Human Rights Day by reading this blog and watching our video with Fahmida sharing her views on rights, & creating a safe, strong & free world. Today is United Nations’ Human...