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.
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.
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 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, 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.
December 21, 2015Introducing solids to your baby can be fun especially with all the funny faces they make. You should start introducing solids when your baby is six months of age as a complement to your breastmilk.
August 12, 2013Some pregnant women will develop high blood pressure during their pregnancy which can be dangerous to you and your baby. Know the signs.
August 4, 2013Sore nipples? It’s natural when you first start breastfeeding.
August 14, 2013You are going to have a baby - Congratulations! Watching this video is a good place to start learning everything you need to know about pregnancy.
April 15, 2015Putting a baby to sleep is sometimes not an easy task. Some babies are naturally better sleepers than others. Here are some tips on helping you and you baby establish a healthy sleep schedule.
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.