November 30, 2014Extracurricular activities are fun and interesting things your child does outside of school. They let your child pursue an interest or a passion, meet like-minded people, or develop new skills and abilities. Balance is the key when it comes to these activities.
November 30, 2014Getting involved in the local community can boost teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem and give them a chance to build new skills. You can encourage your teen to get involved by taking part as a family or by helping your teen find activities that interest her.
November 30, 2014Taking risks is a normal and common part of adolescence. There are things you can do to help your child stay safe - and ease your own anxiety.
November 30, 2014As 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.
November 30, 2014Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing. You can keep your relationship with your teenage child strong through ordinary, everyday activities.
November 30, 2014Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenager can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build on your relationship.
November 30, 2014Learning 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.
November 30, 2014Some 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.
November 30, 2014Good family relationships help your child feel secure and loved. This is what children need to learn and grow.
November 30, 2014The period between childhood and young adulthood is a period of rapid change - physical, emotional, cognitive and social. During this time, children’s bodies change in different ways at different times. No two teenage bodies are the same.
April 10, 2013At 18- 24 months, socializing with other children is an excellent way to foster your toddler's social and emotional development.
August 13, 2013The first six months is an important period in your baby’s social and emotional development.
August 11, 2013The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
July 24, 2014It’s likely you’ll have an ultrasound at least once during pregnancy. This scan lets you know how your baby is developing and when the due date might be. Here’s what to expect.
August 9, 2013During the third trimester you may be feeling excited or impatient to finally meet your baby.
August 5, 2013By the age of nine to 12 months, your baby has developed a distinct personality and can demonstrate many emotions. Here's what you can expect.
April 10, 2013Between 12 and 18 months is a fun age for toddlers (and their parents!). Here's what else you can expect in terms of social and emotional development.
August 14, 2013Watch this video to learn more about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first few hours after the birth of your baby.
August 2, 2013Find out what you need to know about registering your baby's birth and signing up for various benefits.
November 3, 2013Young people often develop drinking patterns like those of the adults in their lives, so prevention should start early and in your home. Remember, teens aren't always likely to ask about what binge drinking really is (and its dangers).
March 10, 2017Investing 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.
January 3, 2017There’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.
October 4, 2016We all play a role in supporting breastfeeding – family, friends and even society as a whole. Here’s a look at five settings and groups where you can have an impact. Where do you fit in? What can you do to help?
August 18, 2016With summer at an end, kids are returning to school. You may be encouraging your kids to walk to school. Keep kids safe by empowering them with safe pedestrian skills.
July 11, 2016With summer’s warmer weather, more children are outside playing in the yard and around your neighborhood. You can keep kids safe by understanding the potential for back-over injuries in your driveway.
May 11, 2016Graduating students look forward to their after-grad party since the first day of 12th grade. Help keep your child safe by talking to them about alcohol and dry grad party options.
March 23, 2016Do you know what to do when you see someone is choking? Read this story of a regular family and a sudden event at the dinner table and learn how you can prevent that dreadful feeling when something goes “down the wrong tube”.
March 11, 2016Spring break. The kids are home, the weather is starting to get nicer, but with your busy schedule it’s hard to plan. Break the routine of TV and lounging with these simple tips.
March 1, 2016We all know how valuable a good night’s sleep is. Find out what you can do to manage bedtime challenges and ensure your children are sleeping through the night.
February 16, 2016When you’re searching online, do you take the time to evaluate the source of the information you find? Learn how to become digitally literate, avoid cyber bullying and separate fact from fiction with these online safety tips.