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Children (6-11 years)

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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Sleep and Learning

Sleep and Learning

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns.
Night Terrors and Nightmares

Night Terrors and Nightmares

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Night terrors and nightmares are different. Here are some ways to tell them apart and ideas for helping your child.

Active Listening

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Active listening can be a powerful tool to improve communication and build a positive relationship with your child.
Connecting With Your School-age Child

Connecting With Your School-age Child

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your child is starting to care about fitting into a wider social world now, and you can help her. While she might seem grown up as she heads off to school, her family relationships are still the biggest factor in her development.

Conversation Skills for Children: Talking and Listening

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Children learn how to talk and listen as they grow and develop. Positive talking and listening is about taking turns, speaking politely, not interrupting and not talking back.
Why Talking is Important

Why Talking is Important

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking and listening to children does lots of important things. It improves your bond with them, and encourages them to listen to you. It helps them to form relationships and to build self-esteem.

Building Good Family Relationships

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good family relationships help your child feel secure and loved. This is what children need to learn and grow.

Family Routines

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some routine is helpful for all families. It helps you get through the things that need to be done each day, and can also build your family bonds. A good routine caters to the needs of all family members.
Friends and Friendships

Friends and Friendships

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learning how to make and keep friends is an important part of growing up for your child. Having friends is good for children’s self-esteem, wellbeing and ability to get along with others. Here are some frequently asked questions about children’s friendships.
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

As children grow they’ll come across problems they need to sort out themselves. You won’t always be there to give your child advice, but you can help him develop skills and strategies so he can solve problems on his own.

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