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A Great Resource from BearPaw Media and Education!
While much of parenting cannot be taught in a book, there is a great booklet that can help you find the right starting points to understand the legal aspects of being a parent. Parenting – Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities can be download from BearPaw Media and Education’s website.
This beautifully illustrated booklet covers the legal basics for young parents, including:
- Naming and Registering Your Baby
- Indian Act, First Nation, or Métis Nation Membership
- Financial Assistance
- Financial Obligations
- Employment Leave and Benefits
As a parent, things can change. Including break ups, disagreements and even court. This booklet covers some of the trickier situations, including:
- Parents who Split up or Live Separately
- Parenting and Contact Agreements
- Court Orders
So, what are my legal responsibilities as a parent?
Legally, in Alberta, parents are expected to provide children with the necessities of life. This means food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Parents must also make sure their children are provided with:
- Reasonable care, supervision, and discipline
- A safe and healthy home
- Adequate food
- Medical attention
- Affection and attention