Archive for 'Preschool'

Toy Safety

Toy Safety

How to choose toys that are fun and safe this holiday season. Toy Safety When it comes to toy shopping for children, it’s important to look at the age recommendations on the packaging.  After all, the [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

A new study suggests that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Snacks and Junk Food

Snacks and Junk Food

A look at the good, the bad and the ugly of snacks and junk food. Snacks and Junk Food According to  recent study just 3% of Canadian kids were considered obese back in 1979.  Now that [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]

Kindergarten & Reading

Kindergarten & Reading

A look at what kids begin to learn when they’re in kindergarten. Kindergarten & Reading Once children enter kindergarten, many kids begin to learn to read.  Granted it won’t be War and Peace, but they will [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]