Archive for 'Early School'

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]

Fights and Car Travel

Fights and Car Travel

Coming soon to a back seat on your road vacation – car wars. Fights and Car Travel While traveling with our kids can be a lot of fun, when boredom sets in, watch out. Fights can [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Every year children drown while swimming or playing near water. But there’s a lot we can do to prevent this tragedy. From splashing in a wading pool to diving off a dock, water play is one [...]

Cook and Chill

Cook and Chill

How to help ensure your families fresh foods are kept safe. Cook and Chill Do you own a digital meat thermometer? Only 32% of Canadians do, yet as Lynn Wilcott, of the BC Centre for Disease [...]

Snacking

Snacking

A look at the pros and cons of snacking. Snacking Most nutritionists agree that snacking is good for kids.  That’s because their little tummies can only hold so much in one sitting, so they have a [...]

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why energy drinks are better left untouched when it comes to kids. Energy Drinks When it comes to beverages for children, all fluids are not created equal. A simple drink of water is best for quenching [...]

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

How to help your kids reduce their salt intake. Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium So, how much sodium do you think your children eat? Most children need 1000 to 1500 mg of sodium a day, [...]

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

How to keep your children safe and sound around a backyard pool. Pool Safety Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths in North America. And if you have a backyard pool, the [...]

Lashing Out

Lashing Out

What to do when your child lashes out at you. Lashing Out When kids are angry or down, they’ll often lash out at mom or dad.  After all, it feels safe to get angry with someone [...]