November 30, 2014Preschoolers love to play. They love to play with parents, other children and on their own, and with toys or other objects. Play helps preschoolers learn about social relations and teaches them about sharing and taking turns.
November 30, 2014Play is more than just fun for kids. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are and where they fit in the world.
November 30, 2014Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can get your child off to a great start by cleaning her teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
November 30, 2014Water and milk are the best drinks for children. Healthy drinks for kids do not include sugary drinks such as pop, fruit drinks, vitamin enhanced waters, flavoured waters, energy drinks and sports drinks.
November 30, 2014With busy schedules, it can be challenging to get the whole family to sit down together around a delicious meal. But a regular family mealtime is worth the effort.
November 30, 2014It’s OK to cry sometimes. For both children and grown-ups crying can be a healthy way to deal with loss, pain or sadness. When your child expresses these feelings, try to listen, comfort and reassure him that his feelings are OK.
November 30, 2014Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They’re how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to avoid situations that trigger your child’s tantrums, and to have a plan for managing them. Hang in there – tantrums tend to tail off after children turn four.
November 30, 2014Good coping skills and a positive outlook can help your preschooler work through difficult situations.
November 30, 2014Between the ages of three and five is an important time in your child’s emotional development. Here are some suggestions for nurturing your child’s self-esteem.
November 30, 2014Developing your preschooler’s social skills will help her to make friends and have meaningful relationships with family, friends and classmates.
April 10, 2013You'll be amazed at your toddlers cognitive abilities between 24 and 30 months. At this age, toddlers can figure things out, often with impressive results.
August 3, 2013Pregnancy can change your sexual relationship, but you and your partner can still be intimate. In fact, this may be a great time to experiment.
November 30, 2014During the early school years, children learn more, longer words and how sounds combine to make words. Here are some of the ways your children’s language and communication skills develop.
August 4, 2013Sore nipples? It’s natural when you first start breastfeeding.
April 10, 2013Between 30 and 36 months, your toddler is becoming a big kid, with physical skills that amaze you every day.
August 11, 2013How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.
August 6, 2013Being concerned about sodium is just as important for kids as it is for adults. Just like adults, kids can develop a taste and preference for salty foods high in sodium.
April 10, 2013Between 24 and 30 months, toddlers often try to assert their independence. Here's what you can expect at this age.
January 4, 2016Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Continue to offer breastmilk until your baby is 2 years old and older.
August 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
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!
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.