Nobody’s Perfect

August 17, 2016


NOBODY’S PERFECT is a facilitated, community-based parenting program for parents of children from birth to age five. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated, or who have low income or limited formal education.

Within a group setting, parents participate in facilitated sessions that:

  • promote positive parenting
  • increase parents’ understanding of children’s health, safety, and behaviour
  • help parents build on the skills they have and learn new ones
  • improve parents’ self-esteem and coping skills
  • increase self-help and mutual support
  • bring them in contact with community services and resources
  • help prevent family violence

Nobody’s Perfect is a place where parents can:

  • MEET with other parents of young children (ages 0-5)
  • SHARE questions or concerns and ideas about being a parent
  • LEARN about child development, safety, health and behaviour
  • TALK about real-life parenting experiences
  • WORK together with the support of a trained facilitator
  • DISCOVER ways of positive parenting

NOBODY’S PERFECT is owned by the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered across Canada through provincial and territorial organizations.

The NOBODY’S PERFECT Program was originally developed by Health Canada in partnership with the Departments of Health of the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; and Prince Edward Island. NOBODY’S PERFECT was introduced nationally in 1987.

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