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.
November 30, 2014Praise and encouragement helps your child to feel good about herself, and boosts her self-esteem.
November 30, 2014Helping your child stay healthy by keeping them physically active and spending less time in front of screens is a fabulous decision. Here are some ideas to help you both succeed.
November 30, 2014Trying lots of different activities and sports – and even playing more than one sport – helps children work out what they like and are good at. Like most things, if children do well at a particular physical activity, they’re more likely to stay interested.
November 30, 2014Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. It’s easy when you help them find activities that they enjoy - and that you can do as part of everyday family life.
November 30, 2014In the elementary school years your child will enjoy testing out her physical abilities. She’ll build a lot of self-esteem from new physical achievements too. Here are play ideas to encourage her to keep moving.
November 30, 2014Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.
November 30, 2014By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!
August 4, 2013When your baby’s ready for more than breast milk, start introducing foods rich in iron.
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 12, 2013Once you go into labour, you may not be able to control your surroundings. So many women write up a birth plan.
January 25, 2018Most 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.
April 15, 2015Pregnancy is an exciting time! It's also a time full of physical, emotional and life changes. Get the best possible support during and after pregnancy by registering with your local health authority.
January 25, 2018When your baby is between six and nine months, you will notice that he or she makes distinct sounds.
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.
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 5, 2013Women who have delivered a baby vaginally will tell you that, after the birth, one of the most daunting "firsts" was anticipating their first bowel movement.
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.
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.
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?