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.
November 30, 2014Wanting to be more like your friends is a normal part of being a teen. Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing, but when it causes concern for you or your child, there are things you can do to help manage it.
November 30, 2014Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns.
November 30, 2014Night terrors and nightmares are different. Here are some ways to tell them apart and ideas for helping your child.
November 30, 2014Active listening can be a powerful tool to improve communication and build a positive relationship with your child.
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, 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 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 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 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
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.
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.
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.
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!