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Parenting a Preschooler

Your child is learning to express feelings, ideas and curiosity about the world around them. How do you make sure they feel secure and have what they need to grow?

Learn how to talk and listen to your preschooler and build good family relationships.

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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.

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.
Talking and Listening to Your Preschooler

Talking and Listening to Your Preschooler

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers suddenly want to chat to everybody about everything because they’re putting together their new language skills and boundless curiosity.
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.

Encouraging Good Behaviour

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child.
Talking About Tough Topics

Talking About Tough Topics

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
Praise and Encouragement

Praise and Encouragement

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Praise and encouragement helps your child to feel good about herself, and boosts her self-esteem.
Connecting with Your Preschooler: Developing Social Skills

Connecting with Your Preschooler: Developing Social Skills

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Developing your preschooler’s social skills will help her to make friends and have meaningful relationships with family, friends and classmates.
Connecting with Your Preschooler: Building Self-Esteem

Connecting with Your Preschooler: Building Self-Esteem

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Between the ages of three and five is an important time in your child’s emotional development. Here are some suggestions for nurturing your child’s self-esteem.
Connecting with Your Preschooler: Building Coping Skills

Connecting with Your Preschooler: Building Coping Skills

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good coping skills and a positive outlook can help your preschooler work through difficult situations.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
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