Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

  I remember when my daughter, then 3, woke on Christmas morning to find a gift under the tree we thought she’d love. It was a beautiful toy kitchen, and although she played with that for [...]

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

Were you a bedwetter? Then chances are your child will be too, because bedwetting is often hereditary. At around three or four years of age, once a child has mastered toilet learning, he then begins to [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]