You are a parent and it is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Yet, you will not be trained for this job.

How do you know how to parent? Some people think parenting is something you just know how to do. But it is not.

Parenting skills have to be learned. Sometimes you learn these from the family you grew up in. Sometimes you learn through babysitting or looking after siblings. Sometimes you learn through experience. Some of us become parents and have never had experience with children before.

No matter how you have learned to parent, you will always have questions … even if you have more than one child.

This resource will help answer some of these questions.


Do you want a certificate for going through this online program? You will need to register. Please click here to register. If you do not want a certificate, you can go through the information without registering.

Please click here to take the quizzes that will let you get a certificate. You can also find a link to these quizzes at the end of each model. After you have finished the quizzes, you will be able to print out your certificate.

Click on the topic you would like to learn about. You can pick a topic at any time. You can also pick the “Just for You” section and learn about topics specific to your needs as a parent.

For more information about Healthy Parenting, click here.

The Healthy Parenting Home Study Program was originally developed by the Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan. In 1998, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute and the Ministry of Health collaborated to revise the program. In 2002, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute attained copyright of the Healthy Parenting Program. In 2018, the program was substantially revised.

This material has been reviewed by the Saskatchewan experts in the fields in nutrition, public health, frontline service providers, and parents. The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is grateful for the input received from these experts.

A complete reference and reviewer list is available upon request. Please contact info@skprevention.ca if you are interested in receiving a copy.

Every reasonable care has been taken to trace and acknowledge ownership of copyright material. The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute welcomes information that might rectify any errors or omissions.

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