November 30, 2014Teenagers spend an average of between one and three hours online each day. You might worry that this is bad for your child, but being part of the online world offers advantages too.
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.
August 14, 2013Here is a video on Cup Feeding and other Alternative Methods to help in the event you are not able to breastfeed. Supplements are not recommended for your newborn.
August 11, 2013Breastfeeding is not only the best thing for your baby. It's also good for you - and even for the environment.
August 11, 2013The most important thing to consider when you breastfeed is comfort - yours and the baby's.
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 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
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.
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, 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.
September 20, 2012Feeling anxious about sending your food allergic child to school? Share your ideas of how to manage food allergies.
September 4, 2012Two words: school lunches. Before you sigh and slump over in defeat, click here for fresh ideas that will infuse some flavour into those lunch bags.
August 23, 2012Do you cook with your kids? Why not video it and send it in? You might win big.
July 12, 2012Infants and children who are vomiting and have diarrhea can quickly progress to dangerous levels of dehydration. Here are some tips about seeking help and hydration.
July 6, 2012Try these back-to-school lunch recipes that will leave your kids smiling.
July 3, 2012One of the gifts we received after our son was born was a baby food blender.These mini-blenders are meant to help parents make their own baby food...
June 21, 2012If you have read my previous posts, you’ve heard about my challenges getting my children to try new and varied foods and to embrace a world beyond noodles.
May 22, 2012Six months is the recommended age when you want to start introducing solid foods to your baby. But do you know the signs of readiness, or have you start thinking about what your baby's first foods will be? Here's some helpful tips.
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.