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Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

The connection between your child’s asthma and allergies. Link Between Asthma and Allergies Asthma is one of the most common causes of emergency ward visits in Canada, and no wonder. It’s thought that about 12% of [...]

Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When getting too hot and dehydrated spells danger for your child. Heatstroke Leaving a child to wait for even a few minutes in a car on a hot summer day or the hot sun without any [...]

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

How much unprotected sun exposure is safe for kids? Sun Safety Recently we’ve been hearing how low levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has been linked diseases and health issues in children and adults. On [...]

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

How your teen can enjoy the concert experience without major hearing damage. Hearing Damage There’s nothing quite like attending a pop or rock concert when you’re a teen. While it’s great fun and almost a rite [...]

Teens and Fashion

Teens and Fashion

 How to understand teens’ fashion statements, even when you don’t agree. Teens and Fashion During the teen years, kids often express who they are through their choice of fashion.  Sometimes it can be a bit alarming [...]

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Why kids get so much out of the residential camp experience. Summer Camps Wonder why children come away from residential camps a little more confident than they went into them?  Well, according Michael Thompson, author of [...]

Young Kids and Screentime

Young Kids and Screentime

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.  Young Kids & Screens Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children under two years [...]

Toddlers and Play

Toddlers and Play

A look at the world of toddlers, play and friendship. Toddlers and Play Before children can make their first friends they need to learn how to play, and that takes time. Infants begin to learn how [...]

Punishment

Punishment

Why corporal punishment isn’t the answer to getting kids to behave. Punishment At one time spanking and hitting children was very common, and was thought to go along with good parenting. But over time, it became [...]