Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Those bedtime battles. Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle. Most of us have been through those bedtime battles, when tucking in a [...]

5 Steps to Explaining Divorce to Children

5 Steps to Explaining Divorce to Children

If you’re going through a separation or divorce, it’s important to explain this difficult situation to your children in a sensitive and timely manner. Separation and divorce are one of life’s most difficult challenges, especially when [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Care of a Baby’s First Teeth

Care of a Baby’s First Teeth

Those pearly whites. From teething to the first visit with a dentist, here is a look at the do’s and don’ts of caring for your child’s first teeth. If you have a child around four to [...]

Dear Father Christmas – A Letter by Benedict Cumberbatch

Dear Father Christmas – A Letter by Benedict Cumberbatch

“This is what I’d like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness. “ Recently, actor Benedict Cumberbatch took part in “Letters [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

At this time of year, the commercials beckon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the holiday season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

Safety Over the Holiday Season

Safety Over the Holiday Season

The excitement of the holiday season can lead us to let our guard down, with tragic results. Here’s what you need to know about holiday safety. Tis the season to be jolly…tis also the season to [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]