Parenting Challenges

Friday, February 06, 2009 2:26 PM | Claire (Administrator)

Are you having difficulty transitioning to parenting?  Do you feel like you are alone and have little or no support?  Well, the truth is you are not alone, in fact most new parents feel this way and luckily there are many programs and services in place to ease the transition to parenting. While telephone counseling and online support such as our website is useful. It is also extremely important to get out and socialize with other moms.  You will find that there is always someone there that relates to you and your situation, not only that, getting out and meeting new friends for yourself has a therapeutic effect  and you will find that you feel much better than if you isolate yourself and stay indoors all day.

Below are some important numbers that you can call if you feel overwhelmed. 

Sick Kids Hospital – Telephone Counseling
The risk and safety of treatment v.s non-treatment
Call: 416-813-6780
Available : Mon to Fri,  9 am To 5 p.m. 

310-COPE  - Crisis Line - York Region
When you feel overwhelmed and need don’t know where to turn
Available : 24hrs

York Region Health Connection
1-800-361-5653 – Public health nurses
Available 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Life With A Baby - Mom to Mom
connect with other moms in your area to talk.
When all you want is for someone to listen.

Toronto Public Health
416-338-7600 – Public Health nurses

Links and Online Resources

Good Beginnings Program: If your baby is below 6 months old, you may be able to have someone come in once a week for a few hours to help you.  I know many moms who have benefited tremendously from this service.

We’ll be updating this list each week. If you know a number for support in your area, please let us know or post a comment.  

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