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Talking to tweens about stranger dangers
“There are 2 middle aged men driving a van approaching tweens in an Oakville neighbourhood.” This is the message I received from multiple friends by email; I noticed Facebook postings and saw warnings via twitter, along with an article posted … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Children & Tweens with Special Needs, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween Tagged danger, Halton, Keeping Your Baby Safe, Mental Health, Oakville, outdoors, play, safety tips, stranger danger, strangers, tweens Leave a comment
Yeah, I used a child harness…that’s right – not a leash, a HARNESS!
A nice, brisk, spring stroll along the lakeshore at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park was just what the doctor ordered after a long winter of kids constantly sick with tonsillitis. My mood was as grey as the endless weeks of dreary … Continue reading
Posted in Keeping Your Toddler & Preschooler Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Toddlers & Preschoolers with Special Needs Tagged active living, child harness, exercise, family, family fun, harness, outdoors, physical activity, Physical Health, report card, sedentary behaviour, stroller, temperament, walking 9 Comments
If you could be any age again, what age would you choose?
Me? I’d choose 8. When I was 8, physical activity wasn’t a separate thing on the TO DO list. It was what we did for fun, for friendship, and for getting out of the house. We didn’t even know it was … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Teens, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged active, biking, biking to school, childen, family, kids, outdoors, outside, physical activity, Physical Health, play, play outside, school, school health, walking, walking to school Leave a comment
Safety first when splashing this summer!
One of my children’s favourite things to do on a hot summer day is to go swimming. We frequent the local public pools, rent a lake-side cottage, and have wonderful neighbours who take pity on us running through our sprinkler … 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, Parenting Your Baby, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Teens, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged boating, drowning, injury prevention, lifejacket, open water, outdoors, Physical Health, pool, pool safety, school, school health, special needs, swim, swimming, swimming lesson, water safety 2 Comments
Winter Family Fun
The cold weather has arrived and it is at this time of year when you may want to curl up with a good book by the fire. But anyone with kids knows that those quiet moments won’t last very long. … Continue reading