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This is an important time in your child’s emotional development. By listening to and valuing your child’s opinions you nurture your child’s self-esteem, social skills and communication skills.

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Bullying: How to Spot It

Bullying: How to Spot It

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Bullying can be frightening, and physically and emotionally damaging for children. It is all too common among school children. Even preschoolers can experience it. Here are some tips on how to spot if your child is being bullied and what you can do about it.

Encouraging Good Behaviour

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child.
School Mornings

School Mornings

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

How things go at home in the morning can set the tone for the day ahead. Children who arrive at school feeling calm, relaxed, fed and ready can make the most of the first few hours of the day.
School-age Children at Play

School-age Children at Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

School is a great new adventure for most children. Play is one of the keys to learning how to get along with other children and how to fit in. Here are some active play ideas and games for kids in the early school years.
Encourage Healthy Eating Away From Home

Encourage Healthy Eating Away From Home

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

As your child grows, he’ll start eating away from home more often and making his own decisions about what he eats. Giving your child guidance and information about good nutrition at home can help him make healthy food choices when he’s out.

Internet Safety

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

The internet can be a powerful tool for learning and social interaction. It’s also a place where your child could encounter dangerous material or people. Here are some tips to help your child enjoy the benefits of the internet while avoiding the risks.
Making Sense of Media Messages: Media and Digital Literacy

Making Sense of Media Messages: Media and Digital Literacy

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your child interacts with media every day. Some of it might inform or entertain her, and some will try to sell her things or ideas. It can be overwhelming for your child – and you! But you can help your child learn to understand and question media messages.

Keeping Children and Teenagers Active

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young people have lots of demands on their time, so finding time to be active can sometimes be a challenge. But physical activity keeps teenage bodies and minds fit and healthy – and during adolescence, your child needs at least 60 minutes of activity every day.
Handling Sibling Conflict

Handling Sibling Conflict

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some conflicts are a fact of life. After all, children are still learning how to get along. When they do happen, the main thing is to stop the children before somebody gets hurt or goes too far. Then it’s time to help them deal with the issues in a constructive way.
School-age Creative and Artistic Development: What to Expect

School-age Creative and Artistic Development: What to Expect

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Creative play and artistic activity are important to children’s overall development. They help nurture imagination, and also develop problem-solving, thinking and motor skills.

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