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Screen Time and your Kids – How Much Is Too Much?

Screen Time and your Kids – How Much Is Too Much?

Kids and screen time – how much is too much? Many parents are concerned about their kids’ screen time, and it seems that the average screen time is increasing. As a parent myself, I researched the effect of too much screen time on the kids, and several facts surprised me.

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

Kids allergies can be terrifying and overwhelming – watching a baby’s allergic reaction, particularly to foods that you are feeding. Study shows that as many as 5.6 million children under 18 years of age in the United States alone have a food allergy.

How to help your child cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to help your child cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has proven to be stressful and anxiety-provoking for adults as well as children. The new norm of masking and keeping a distance from friends and other loved ones can be challenging for young people to understand, but it is essential to keep them healthy.

Parenting and Conflict Resolution Strategies

Parenting and Conflict Resolution Strategies

For parents, the new framework for resolving conflict is to be more supportive and positive with children. They are viewed as competent, capable, and confident learners, and I could not agree with this more. Part of this framework is essential in encouraging kids to think for themselves and have a say in their lives.

Why Anxious Parents Can Lead To Anxious Kids

Why Anxious Parents Can Lead To Anxious Kids

As parents, we discover that so many of our kids have self-esteem issues and don’t feel as comfortable in their skin as we’d hoped – and planned. The other problem with trying to make everything right for our kids is that we then shield them from developing their resourcefulness.

The Latest From Family Life

Starting Solids to Prevent Food Allergies

Starting Solids to Prevent Food Allergies

Most babies are eager and ready to start solid food before six months of age. With your healthcare provider’s support and guidance, most babies can begin to experiment with solid foods, as a secondary source of nutrition after four months of age.

Children’s Mental Health – Signs of Mental Illness

Children’s Mental Health – Signs of Mental Illness

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Ontario struggles with mental health issues? Overall, more than 70% of adults who struggle with mental health concerns began to have difficulty in childhood. Early intervention and access to mental health resources during childhood has the potential to change the trajectory of a child’s health and wellness.

5 Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

5 Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

TIP 1: Make your life as easy as possible! With a week left before the kiddies are off school for the winter break, moms everywhere are making their lists and checking them twice. Here are my tips to make everything less stressful as we head into the holidays.

The Latest From Home Safety

Home Safety Tips For Your Kids

Home Safety Tips For Your Kids

Home Safety Tips For Your Kids As parents, we all look forward to our children reaching milestones, it makes us realize just how quickly they grow. Many of us focus on the baby milestones chart as we watch them grow. Crawling is a huge milestone. It starts with baby...

Garden Safety for Toddlers

Garden Safety for Toddlers

Garden Safety for Toddlers My family and I spent a fair amount of time in our backyard this weekend, gardening and playing on the play-structure. As my husband and I were travelling back and forth to our garage for supplies it struck me just how unsafe it was for my...

The Latest From Travel

Camping With Kids

Camping With Kids

Camping and Kids - Rule One Is Chill I have spoken to a lot of families who are all interested in camping with their children yet do not follow through with it due to their reservations. What is My Child Going To Do? It can be stressful and challenging to leave the...

Help Your Child to Sleep When Traveling

Help Your Child to Sleep When Traveling

Does getting your child to sleep when traveling during the holidays bring you woe? Here's how to help them. Holiday season is fast approaching which often means more traveling for families. Perhaps you’re taking a family vacation and heading some place warm, or maybe...

17 Tips For Travel With Kids

17 Tips For Travel With Kids

17 Tips For Travel With Kids With this recent cold spell, many of you are looking to get away somewhere warm. I don’t blame you – I’d be travelling too, if I wasn’t due in December! I think you’ll have the best vacation possible if you're well prepared, so here are my...

Fun Family Vacations – Traveling with your Kids

Fun Family Vacations – Traveling with your Kids

Fun Family Vacations - Traveling with your Kids With the winter cold in full swing, many of my patients are going south for some warmer weather. I think the best vacations for kids occur when parents are prepared and stress free. Here is what I suggest that you take...

The Latest From Appearance & Well Being

Mental Health In Kids. What Does It Mean For Your Child?

Mental Health In Kids. What Does It Mean For Your Child?

Mental health in kids is so important to monitor carefully. From the time they arrive, we cannot help but compare our children – how much does he weigh? How much does she sleep? How well does he eat? Is she saying much yet? If your child’s behaviour seems different from their peers, are you wondering “is there something wrong with my child?.”

Do You Know If Your Child Is Obese?

Do You Know If Your Child Is Obese?

Child Is Obese? - Obesity Awareness Month September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which casts a spotlight on a major health concern for children and their parents. Children who have obesity are more likely to have obesity as adults. This can lead to...

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