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!
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.
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 11, 2013How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.
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.
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.
August 5, 2013After giving birth, the area around your vagina needs special care. Here's some advice on coping with discomfort, bleeding and other related issues.
August 11, 2013Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
August 8, 2013Most newborns need their diapers changed 10 to 15 times a day. Be sure to make it a special time for talking, laughing and playing with your baby.
August 13, 2013Colostrum, often called 'liquid gold', is your baby's first milk. Your breasts make colostrum from about the middle of your pregnancy until your baby's a few days old.
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?
December 1, 2011As a soon-to-be father I feel a powerful need to nurture and provide, both for my pregnant wife and our developing baby.
November 16, 2011If you have children, I don’t need to tell you that raising them is expensive. The writing is on your monthly bank statement!
October 24, 2011Two years ago, I became an uncle, worlds #1 uncle! This experience was life altering for me and especially my sister- a corporate legend, with a demanding occupation.