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Water Safety

Water Safety

Preventing the tragedy of drowning.  Kids and water play. Water Safety From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we [...]

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 [...]

Tantrums & Exhaustion

Tantrums & Exhaustion

A few ideas on how to prevent those toddler tantrums Tantrums and Exhaustion If you’ve had a toddler in your life, then likely you’ve witnessed the meltdowns.  Toddler tantrums go with the territory of being two.  [...]

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 [...]

Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters

Why toddlers can be such picky, fussy eaters Picky Eaters Babies seemed to be hungry all the time – even waking for 2am feedings.  Then the toddler years hit, and food just didn’t seem to be [...]

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, [...]

Teens Misbehaviour at School

Teens Misbehaviour at School

What to do and say when teens misbehave at school. Teens Misbehavior at School Often parents of adolescents who are struggling with academics think their kids would do better if they just tried harder, and 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 [...]