November 30, 2014Social networking sites are a big part of most teenagers’ social lives. You might worry about what your child is doing on the internet, but being part of the online world has its advantages, and you can help your child make the most of them.
November 30, 2014Many parents feel uncomfortable talking with their teenagers about topics such as sex or drugs. But tricky conversations can give you the opportunity to guide your child towards sensible and responsible decisions.
November 30, 2014Bullying is less common as your child moves through adolescence, but can still be devastating if it happens. It can be helpful to know the signs of bullying, how to help your child build resilience and life skills, and how to work with your child’s school to combat bullying.
November 30, 2014When teenagers have confidence and resilience, they’re better able to tackle difficult situations and bounce back from tough times. You can help build your child’s confidence by focusing on effort rather than outcomes.
November 30, 2014Disrespectful or rude behaviour in teenagers is something many parents face at some point. Here are some strategies that can help you manage this kind of behaviour in the meantime.
November 30, 2014Sometimes teenagers seem to fight all the time. If you approach these conflicts in a constructive way, you can help your child learn important skills for adult life.
November 30, 2014Young people have lots of demands on their time, so finding time to be active can sometimes be a challenge. But physical activity keeps teenage bodies and minds fit and healthy – and during adolescence, your child needs at least 60 minutes of activity every day.
November 30, 2014Some 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.
November 30, 2014Creative play and artistic activity are important to children’s overall development. They help nurture imagination, and also develop problem-solving, thinking and motor skills.
November 30, 2014Calling 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.
August 10, 2013During pregnancy, here is a look at some common complications women may experience - and what to do if they happen to you.
August 11, 2013One of the key decisions to make in choosing a healthcare provider is whether to use a doctor or a midwife for your pregnancy. In BC, the healthcare system will pay for either - but not both.
August 14, 2013Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a healthy baby under the age of one.
August 14, 2013Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Having your baby skin-to-skin with you is the ideal way to start.
August 11, 2013Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
November 3, 2013Starting at 12 months of age, toddlers need an assortment of food three to four times a day, plus one or two snacks. If you're wondering what foods are best for toddlers, we have a comprehensive list that will help.
August 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
August 2, 2013Most new parents are both anxious and excited about bringing their baby home for the first time. Here are some tips to help you welcome your newborn.
August 14, 2013Singing, dancing, or even puzzles are great activities to encourage your toddler to play. Show your toddler that you value play by giving lots of praise, it will positively encourage their development. Here are ideas for how you and your toddler can play together.
May 18, 2012Have you ever stood on a street corner and asked for directions only to be told different things by different people? Very frustrating, right?
April 24, 2012What’s going on when a child is a picky eater? We explore what’s taking place and how one mom deals with it.
April 23, 2012Over the past couple weeks we discussed the importance of providing our children and youth with the best possible chances for optimal growth and development by MOVING MORE and SITTING LESS!
April 19, 2012As a family, enjoy mealtimes together as this creates healthy behaviours and increases your child’s exposure to a variety of foods.
April 9, 2012The first few years of life are critical to optimal growth and development and so is physical activity participation!
March 18, 2012My parents met 45 years ago in a small community on Northern Vancouver Island. My dad had gone there to log and been injured on the job. My mom went there to spend the summer with a girlfriend.
February 16, 2012My daughter was two weeks old and I was in a heightened state of emotion brought about by a difficult delivery, rampant post-partum hormones and sleep deprivation.
February 2, 2012Each year, since my husband and I first met in 1999, we have watched the movie ‘Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell) on February 2nd. This will be our 13th year watching it.
January 26, 2012As a new parent, priorities changed and more time is spent focussing on getting the essentials done. However, it's important to keep meals meaningful while feeding the family. So how do you make that shift?
December 1, 2011As a soon-to-be father I feel a powerful need to nurture and provide, both for my pregnant wife and our developing baby.