Category Archives: Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe

10 tips for supporting kids in stressful times

As parents and caregivers, we might see our children’s lives as being carefree and happy. Hey, they don’t have to pay the bills, take care of the household, feed the family or chauffeur people all over the place! But kids … Continue reading

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Is it hormones or mental health? What every parent needs to know.

I heard shouting down the hall… then crying. My daughter entered the room with an empty mug in her hand and she’s sobbing. “She spilled my hot chocolate.” So we are crying over…. spilled hot chocolate? Understandable behaviour if she … Continue reading

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In an emergency, would your child know how to call 911?

A few years ago, we got rid of our landline phone. The only people calling us were telemarketers – even the baby boomer grandparents had moved on to texting us! Our kids were babies at the time and to be … Continue reading

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Kids in the kitchen: Independence is the main ingredient

When my three kids were younger my day would start at 5:30 am with breastfeeding the baby, getting the 2 year-old out of his diaper and figuring out what yogurt needed to be fed to the two and four year-old … Continue reading

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You are never too old to choke!

Have you ever choked on something? Have you ever had to perform abdominal thrusts (also known as the Heimlich maneuver) on someone or have it done to you? It doesn’t matter how old you are – anyone can choke! With … Continue reading

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Help my little one is sick! Do I need to call the doctor?

It can be tricky at times to know what was going on with our baby or toddler when they are not feeling well. When my kids were little, it felt like a mystery to me. Were they teething? Was it … Continue reading

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How to help your child cope with vaccinations

It was time for booster shots (cue doomsday music). My daughter was 5 years old and right at that age where many kids tend to have a well-established fear of needles. I remember learning in nursing school that kids of … Continue reading

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