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.
November 30, 2014Your child is starting to care about fitting into a wider social world now, and you can help her. While she might seem grown up as she heads off to school, her family relationships are still the biggest factor in her development.
November 30, 2014Children learn how to talk and listen as they grow and develop. Positive talking and listening is about taking turns, speaking politely, not interrupting and not talking back.
November 30, 2014As they learn and develop, children want and need responsibility. It’s an important part of their growth and development. Though it can be hard for you to let go, here are some ideas on finding a balance.
November 30, 2014As teenagers become more independent, they often spend more time away from home. It might also feel like your child is less interested in talking to you. But there are plenty of things you can do to maintain a strong positive relationship and stay connected with your teenager.
November 30, 2014Preschoolers suddenly want to chat to everybody about everything because they’re putting together their new language skills and boundless curiosity.
November 30, 2014Talking and listening to children does lots of important things. It improves your bond with them, and encourages them to listen to you. It helps them to form relationships and to build self-esteem.
August 11, 2013Breastfeeding is not only the best thing for your baby. It's also good for you - and even for the environment.
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 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 14, 2013Singing, dancing, or even puzzles are great activities to encourage your toddler to play. Show your toddler that you value play by giving lots of praise, it will positively encourage their development. Here are ideas for how you and your toddler can play together.
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, 2013How much weight should you gain in the first trimester of your pregnancy? Not very much.
April 10, 2013Between 18 and 24 months, your toddler is taking huge strides and becoming very independent.
August 10, 2013Here's what else you can expect with your toddler's language development at this age.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2011I am sure the news has hit that a lady 39 weeks pregnant recently ran/walked the Chicago Marathon! Wow what a feat!
September 14, 2011You have to pick up your daughter from school to take her to soccer, your son is at swimming lessons and your partner is working. The school year has begun and so have the added extracurricular activities.
September 13, 2011After lovingly packing a healthy and delicious lunch for little Andrea, including a surprise note inside that reminds her that you love her, she is off to her first day at the new school!