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How to Have Resilience Building Conversations with Your Teenager

July 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Parenting a teenager: conversations that build resilience

You may remember. Being a teenager is not easy. Teenagers are faced with new situations and challenges, and with those come new stresses.

How your teenager is affected by life situations, what they see online, or in TV shows isn’t always in your control. But you can help them build resilience – an important resource that will go a long way in helping them overcome negative experiences.

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4 Simple (But Rewarding) Ways to Spend Time With Kids on Spring Break

March 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Simple, rewarding ways to spend time with kids on Spring Break

A good investment now can bring great prosperity in the future. Sure, this could be true for financial investments. But more importantly, investing time and energy in building strong family relationships will help your kids develop healthy self-esteem, a feeling of connectedness, and create memories that last a lifetime.

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Growing Healthy Kids

January 3, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Growing healthy kids

There’s no doubt that the topic of weight is a sensitive one, especially when it comes to children and teens. But families need to be well informed about what healthy growth and development looks like and where to go for support.

Everybody develops differently at different ages.  As a parent, keep these points in mind as your child grows.

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Why it’s Important for Everyone to Support Breastfeeding

October 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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How to support breastfeeding and why it’s important

It’s hard learning new things. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever learned? Chances are you struggled at first. Chances are you were able to overcome the challenge, in part, by having someone there to help you; having support.

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Pedestrian Safety Tips to Teach Kids

August 18, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Pedestrian safety tips to teach kids

Walking is active transportation which can help kids establish a lifelong habit of physical activity. Children’s abilities to judge risk and choose safe walking routes and places to cross the street change as they grow. Research shows that they don’t have the capacity to make good road user decisions until about the age of 10. Even after that age, they still need instruction from adults on choosing where and how to walk safely.

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