Milestones To Expect In The School Years

Boys and girls develop differently from ages five to 10.

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Touchy Subject: Should You Pay Your Kids for Chores?

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The benefits of sharing a bedroom

For many parents, each child having his or her own bedroom is ideal. But sometimes it’s not possible, nor even preferable. Don’t sweat it. There are lots of benefits to bunking together.

Expecting

Becoming a single parent by choice

Sometimes you have to stop waiting for the right person to come along and just do the damn thing. That's exactly the case for blogger Alyssa Garrison who decided to take matters into her own hands and become a single parent straight out of the gate.

What to pack in your hospital bag

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How To Decide If A Birthing Centre Is Right For You

If you’re debating about a hospital birth, consider a birthing centre—they can offer something more personal and comfortable than a hospital for your delivery, making them great alternatives for some mamas.

Secondary infertility: When your family feels incomplete

Your heart is set on having more than one child, but your body won’t cooperate. Welcome to the world of secondary infertility.

Baby

Tips for caring for near-term babies

Babies born between 37 and 38 weeks are considered early-term. These babies do not face the same difficulties as preemies but they are not-term.

Ways to help when your baby has colic

If your baby won’t settle, it could be colic. Here’s what to do.

Is it a good idea to bed share with your kids?

There are a lot of opinions when it comes to co-sleeping. Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Safe sleep guidelines for infants

As a new parent, your number one job is keeping your baby safe, and that starts with sleep.There are a lot of dos and don'ts, we asked a doctor to break it down.

Toddler

An age-by-age guide to coping with separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is normal for babies and small children In the first two to three months. Here's how to deal as they grow older.

Time-Out Tactics to Help You Both Keep Your Cool

A cooling off period, along with communication, can go a long way.

Toddler: Constipation 101

Constipation is a pain in the rear, but it’s preventable and treatable. Here's what causes it and how to bring relief.

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

Preschool

4 ways to teach kids empathy

When kids are unkind, we need to remember that they’re not intentionally trying to be hurtful. But as they grow, it's important to instil a sense of empathy. Here's how. 

Try these tips to get your kids to sleep

According to a study, consistent nighttime routine can help your child fall asleep faster, sleep better and experience fewer and shorter night wakings.

End meltdowns with meditation and mindfulness

At home, parents can remove noisy distractions and devices, set up a quiet space to practise sitting and listen to their breathing together.

The Benefits of Playing Pretend

Imagination kicks into high gear at the toddler stage. Pretend play is educational, but also just plain fun.

School Age

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

What to do when your child won’t stop talking

When is your child expressing themselves too much?

Are you signing up your kids for too many activities?

Here's how to know if you've bitten off more than you can chew.

Son is concerned about size of genitalia

Dr. Marla help. My son is 10 years old and he is concerned that his penis is too small.

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