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 [...]

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 [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

Is your child’s wish list growing out of control? Here’s how to cope with those unrealistic Christmas wish lists. When it comes to wish lists, parents usually start hearing the “I wants” from their children a [...]