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Episode 45 – June 24 – Prenatal Health

From the moment the second line appears, pregnancy is an overwhelming experience. This week we're talking all about prenatal health. Dr. Hinal Sheth joins us to help address some of the most common pregnancy questions and concerns.

How to Teach Your Kids to Use Inclusive Language

Making sure children have the right words to express themselves and respect the identities of others is a priority now more than ever.

What’s on Netflix Canada this July

Netflix is ready to show off this summer with a ton of original content. Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitter's Club gets a new spin and so does Unsolved Mysteries. Remember that one? There's well-loved shows back for their new seasons and new movies to curl up and enjoy as a family.

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What Not to Say to a Single Parent During COVID

When my marriage fell apart 18 months ago, I felt a lot of big things: grief, grief and more grief, fear, relief, worry (oh so much worry), hope, sadness, anger…I could go on and on. And in the months that followed, I felt like I was on a loop-de-loop rollercoaster that never ended. Some days I was buoyed by excitement for the possibilities ahead of me; other days, I could barely manage to get out of bed in the morning. But my biggest issue—an issue that I’m not sure will ever entirely abate—was, and continues to be,...

How to teach racial acceptance

Canada’s growing diversity should mean racism is a thing of the past, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. What can parents do to promote acceptance of all colours, cultures and creeds? QUITE A BIT.

Summer safety 101

Use these general summer safety tips, go over them with your kids, then let them have a little fun.

Expecting

Why do I have bright red cheeks during pregnancy?

There are a lot of reasons why you might experience red, rosy cheeks during your pregnancy.

Can I Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

There's so many things to avoid during pregnancy, but do you really need to quit sushi, too? We asked a doctor to weigh in.

10 pretty floral baby names

We've got pretty floral baby names that might be a good pick (see what we did there?) for your sweet babe.

Baby

Newborn milestones and development

You've waited nine months for your newborn and you don't know what to expect. Ease your fears by reading how your newborn will develop.

How to babyproof your home

While it's not possible to make your home completely baby-proof, there are lots of things you can do to make it as safe as possible.

What to Do if Your Baby is Tongue Tied

Often tongue tie may persist without immediately noticeable symptoms. However, as your child grows, it may affect speech, oral hygiene (due to not being able to use the tongue to clear debris from the teeth and gums), licking movements (like moistening the lips) or even playing an instrument.

Is there a ‘normal’ weight for babies?

It’s not that simple, says Dr. Dina Kulik, a mom, pediatrician and Emergency Medicine Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Toddler

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?

Tips To Treating Fevers

My six-year-old daughter had a fever that would come down with Tylenol but then kept going back up after the medication wore off. What’s going on?

Time-Out Tactics to Help You Both Keep Your Cool

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

How to curb a fussy eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.

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. 

5 Ways to Help Kids with COVID-19 Anxiety

Every day, there are new developments and updates in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for suggestions to help kids to process information and handle their anxiety in these difficult and unsettling times.

Making the Most of It: Celebrations in Isolation

Even in physical distancing, there we will always be life events to acknowledge. So how can we celebrate while remaining physically distant? We've got the goods!

Talking To Kids Who Feel Too Old For Booster Seats

If your child is fighting back to ditch the booster and sit upfront prematurely, you’re going to need to put on the brakes. Here’s how.

School Age

Touchy Subject: Should You Pay Your Kids for Chores?

Sure, offering your kid money to vacuum, sweep or tidy their toys gives them more incentive. But should you? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

5 Ways to Help Kids Stay Connected During Physical Distancing

We’ve rounded up five from-a-distance ways to help your rugrats stay connected. Together apart, y’know?

Parents, Let Yourselves Off the Hook for Screen Time

It's easy to worry about how much time your kiddo spends in front of the television, tablet or computer during physical distancing. One expert tells us why you shouldn't overthink it.

These Education Apps Have Extended Their Free Trials

As much of the country continues to learn from home, we’re all looking for ways to engage our kids in something other than YouTube and TikTok (well, that’s my house at least. If I have to watch another compilation of people dressed up as Teen Titans characters, I’m going to lose it). And while my kids’ awesome teachers have been sending so many great lessons and activities, I have grown frustrated trying to figure out what other apps and sites might entice Sophie, 8, and Juliette, 5, to spend screen time on skill development. That’s why I was delighted to hear that many educational app developers have extended their free trial timelines, to give families a chance to really sink their teeth in and find programs and games that work for them. With help from our friends the App Store, we’ve compiled a quick list below. (Please note: Just type the app name into Search wherever you purchase your apps! They are available for both Apple and android devices.) Preschool/Kindergarten Hungry Caterpillar Playschool: Colourful, interactive lessons for kids aged five and under in spelling, math, problem solving,...

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