Tag Archives: youth

Why I hire a teen to babysit my kids

Have you ever hired a babysitter to watch your kids? I have a few times and it’s been great. I am lucky to have family nearby who babysit my kids, but we find ourselves saving these asks for when we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Parenting, preschoolers, Safety, School-aged Children, Teens, Tweens | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Helping your child feel good: building self-esteem not just confidence

The other night I was watching Grown Ups 2 and while laughing at the parenting scene in the video below, I also started thinking about self-confidence and how I have been building this character strength in my children. I am … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Parenting, Physical Health, preschoolers, School, school health, School-aged Children, Teens, Tweens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New tobacco products are gaining popularity with our youth. Know the FACTS!

This week is National non smoking week and I’d like to start by saying we have a lot to celebrate. Smoking rates have decreased over the last decade, especially in our youth. Hooray! Decreasing tobacco use by teens is definitely something to … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Parenting, Physical Health, school health, School-aged Children, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is there really anything wrong with this generation of kids?

There we were, sweltering in an excruciatingly humid auditorium in a tiny church in our small town on the hottest evening of the year.  The room was packed with the parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and neighbours of the brave little … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Parenting, Preschool, School, School-aged Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Sleepy Teen Years

I remember what it was like to have two teenage sons who were always exhausted and never seemed to get enough sleep. Being that both are well over six feet tall, I assumed they were just tired from growing so … Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health, Parenting, Physical Health, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments