Archive for 'Teen'

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

Every year children become ill after eating hamburgers and other foods contaminated by bacteria, and over the summer cases of food poisoning soar. However it’s easy to avoid with a little care and a lot of [...]

How to Avoid Diving Injuries

How to Avoid Diving Injuries

A look at the risks of diving into a body of water. Diving Safety Diving head first into shallow water can lead to injuries that can turn a whole life upside down. Dr. Bruce Minnes, emergency [...]

Teens and Limits

Teens and Limits

The three limits and boundaries every teen needs. Teens and Limits Times change, as do morals.  In the 18 hundreds the moral code dictated that children only spoke when spoken to, and it was scandalous for [...]

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone. Airlines have rules in place [...]

Teens and Job Safety

Teens and Job Safety

Is your teen risking life and limb at his part time or summer job? What your teen needs to know when she heads into the work force.  While part-time or summer jobs can give teens a [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

How kid marketers have created a whole generation of parent naggers. No to Nagging Did you know that in North America $15 billion dollars is spent on marketing products to children each year?  No wonder parents [...]

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Parent as Friends

Parent as Friends

Can parents really be their child’s friend? Parents as Friends While there is no greater love than that of a parent for a child, that doesn’t make us their best friend. After all, it’s pretty difficult [...]