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Dental care for school-age children

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can help your child develop strong, healthy teeth by making sure his teeth are cleaned twice a day.

Language Development: 5-6 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

During the early school years, children learn more, longer words and how sounds combine to make words. Here are some of the ways your children’s language and communication skills develop.

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.

Get Your Child to Eat Breakfast

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Try these tasty and healthy breakfast ideas to get your child to eat this important morning meal.

Choosing Healthy Food

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Eating a variety of healthy foods will give your child nutrition for growth, development and learning. Learning about and eating good food from an early age will help your child develop healthy habits for life.

Food Labels: Nutrition Information and Ingredients

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Reading food labels can help us make healthy and safe food choices. But there’s so much information it can sometimes be confusing. Here’s how to read food labels and figure out if a food is healthy or not.

About Self-Esteem

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Good self-esteem helps children try new things, take healthy risks and solve problems. It gives them a solid foundation for their learning and development.

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

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.

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