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Did you know Halton Region is testing and monitoring beach water?
The beaches of Halton Region are the perfect summer destination to relax, play and spend quality time together. I feel so fortunate to live in a region that boasts so many spots for family fun in the water.
Posted in Babies, Children & Tweens, Keeping Your Baby Safe, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Keeping Your Toddler & Preschooler Safe, Parenting, Teens, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged babies, baby, beach, beach water, beach water monitoring, beach water testing, child, children, families, family, Halton, halton region, Halton Region beaches, health, infant, Keeping Your Baby Safe, kids, parents, play, preschooler, preschoolers, safe swimming, swimming, swimming with baby, toddler, Water, water quality 2 Comments
Learning more than one language in the early years
Is it okay to speak my home language to my child? One of the most common questions I hear as a public health nurse who works with families of young children is if it’s ok to speak another language to your child. Parents often worry … Continue reading
Posted in Babies, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Pregnancy, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged babies, baby, child, child development, families, family, grandparents, infant, kids, language, pregnancy, preschooler, school, speech 1 Comment
Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher. Christopher has autism spectrum disorder. I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading
Posted in Babies, Children & Tweens, Children & Tweens with Special Needs, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Toddler & Preschooler Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Teens With Special Needs, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Toddlers & Preschoolers with Special Needs Tagged autism, autism spectrum disorder, child, child development, emotional health, families, family, Halton, halton region, Keeping Your Baby Safe, kids, Mental Health, parent stress, parents, Physical Health, preschooler, school, school health, Services, special needs, stress, support, toddler Leave a comment
Disasters and Tragedies… Can you ever be prepared?
I’m still in shock by the recent bombings in Boston. I’m so saddened and horrified that this senseless act has taken place… again. How do you even try to explain this tragedy to your kids? My 12 year old son just couldn’t understand why … Continue reading
Posted in Babies, Children & Tweens, Keeping Your Baby Safe, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Keeping Your Toddler & Preschooler Safe, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal Health, Teens, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged children, disaster, emergency, emergency preparedness, events, families, health, kids, parents, Services, tragedy 1 Comment
Why is my school-aged child still wetting his bed?
It’s natural to feel worried, confused and a little frustrated when your child is past the preschool years and they are still wetting the bed. You’re likely wondering how to support each other during this challenging time.
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Child/Tween Tagged bed wetting, canadian pediatric society, child development, children, development, emotional health, emotional readiness, enuresis, families, national kidney foundation, Physical Health, potty training, school, school health, toilet learning, toilet training, wetting the bed Leave a comment