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As children grow, their world begins to open up. They become more independent and will want to explore. Interactions with family and friends will help shape their personality, ways of thinking, and moving.

Here’s advice to help nurture your child’s development and help build your relationship.

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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.
Preschooler Development: 4-5 years

Preschooler Development: 4-5 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 4-5 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
Preschooler Development: 3-4 years

Preschooler Development: 3-4 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 3-4 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
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.
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.
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.

Calling Out and Getting Out of Bed

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Calling out and getting out of bed are two common child and toddler sleep issues. A nightly routine - and a bit of persistence on your part - can help cut down on these bedtime challenges.
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.

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