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Why is Using Tobacco So Addictive?

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you've ever smoked and tired to quit, you know it’s a challenge. Smoking and your health aside, why is the urge to continue to smoke so strong? There are a number of reasons, the main one being - Brain Chemistry.

Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?

Don't Stop Having Conversations with Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

The way you respond to children can influence the direction of the conversation, leading to an argument or opening up a helpful, positive conversation. Here are tips to keep conversations going.

Practising Good Listening With Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening is fundamental to any relationship, but it’s especially important in relationships with your children. Here’s how to practise good listening when talking with kids.

Building Kids’ Resilience

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Resilience gives the ability to cope with challenges, negative feelings, bad experiences, and move forward in the face of adversity. Building your child’s resilience can help prepare them for life's challenges.

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Resilience helps your child develop the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and prepares them for challenges they will face in life, like the decision to take part in underage drinking.

Explaining Alcohol to Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking openly with kids from an early age about alcohol gives them a good understanding of what it is and helps them make safe decisions later in life around alcohol. Use this guide to explain the effects of alcohol.

Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Children are influenced by the world around them. But your actions and attitudes have the strongest influence on them when it comes to drinking, smoking or using other drugs. Help protect your child from making unhealthy choices as they grow by setting good examples.

How to Start A Conversation with Teens About Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking openly and honestly about alcohol and other drugs can help children understand your family’s values, bond with your kids and protect them from substance-related harm. Here are tips for starting those types of conversations.

Practising Good Listening Skills with Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening skills are fundamental to any relationship, especially your relationship with your teenager. Here’s an example of how to practise good listening while talking about drinking and substance use.

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