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.
November 30, 2014Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 3-4 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
November 30, 2014Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 4-5 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
November 30, 2014The period between childhood and young adulthood is a period of rapid change - physical, emotional, cognitive and social. During this time, children’s bodies change in different ways at different times. No two teenage bodies are the same.
November 30, 2014Good family relationships help your child feel secure and loved. This is what children need to learn and grow.
November 30, 2014Some routine is helpful for all families. It helps you get through the things that need to be done each day, and can also build your family bonds. A good routine caters to the needs of all family members.
November 30, 2014Learning how to make and keep friends is an important part of growing up for your child. Having friends is good for children’s self-esteem, wellbeing and ability to get along with others. Here are some frequently asked questions about children’s friendships.
November 30, 2014Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenager can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build on your relationship.
November 30, 2014Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing. You can keep your relationship with your teenage child strong through ordinary, everyday activities.
November 30, 2014As children grow they’ll come across problems they need to sort out themselves. You won’t always be there to give your child advice, but you can help him develop skills and strategies so he can solve problems on his own.
August 14, 2013Learn more about what you and your developing baby will experience during the 3rd trimester.
September 9, 2015Drinking when you’re pregnant can be harmful to your baby, so it’s safest to stop drinking before you conceive.
August 11, 2013If you’re planning to have your baby in a hospital, pack a bag ahead of time. Here are some tips for making sure you include all you need.
August 4, 2013Most pregnant women are prescribed a daily vitamin and mineral supplement to meet their extra nutritional needs.
August 13, 2013Caring for your baby is a full‑time job. Watch this video to learn more.
August 13, 2013By the time a toddler is 36 months, he or she has 20 teeth. Learn about dental care and how to cope with teething.
August 9, 2013Playing outside during colder weather can be lots of fun, as long as you ensure your child is protected.
August 11, 2013Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
August 4, 2013Sore nipples? It’s natural when you first start breastfeeding.
August 2, 2013Pregnancy, especially later pregnancy, can be a real pain in the back. The good news is that following a few basic tips can help keep your spine strong and healthy.
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!
September 6, 2011If you are a parent busily trying to pack a lunch for your child before they head out to school you are probably looking for foods that are quick to assemble, healthy, food safe and most importantly something they will eat.
September 1, 2011There are some childhood memories that last a lifetime. One of my more traumatic ones took place during lunch at elementary school.
July 26, 2011If you grew up in the 1970’s, like me, you might recall the chorus of the 1969 hit by the pop-rock group ‘Steam.’