Percentage of children from birth to 5 years of age having positive interactions with their parents, by gender and location, 1998/1999 and 2004/2005
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, Cycles 3 (1998/99) and 6 (2004/05). http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2009/rhdcc-hrsdc/HS1-7-2008E.pdf -accessed July 26, 2017.
The majority of children (0-5) had positive interactions* with their parents.
That was the case for 94% of children (0-5) in 2004/2005, up from 91% in 1998/1999.
This was the case regardless of gender or whether the child lived in an urban or rural community.
*The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) and Survey of Young Children (SYC) use a scale from 1 to 20 that measures positive parenting behaviours – such as praise, talking, playing and laughing together.
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