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Celebrating Valentine’s Day at School

We all remember what it was like to celebrate Valentine’s Day at school. You would make cards for your friends and hope that all your friends remembered to write one for you! Celebrating Valentine’s Day at school can be such a fun tradition, but you must tread carefully. “I like...

Burn safety 101

Burns make up 10 percent of all injuries to kids that require a trip to the Emergency Room. “Burns cause few deaths, but it is a lifelong injury,” says Pam Fuselli from Safe Kids Canada. “They will always have a scar.” Protect your children from getting scalded or burned with...

My daily song and dance: Getting children to eat during mealtimes

If parents model good behaviour of sitting down and eating meals, your children will follow.

5 Ways to get kids to eat their meals

Baby and toddler expert Rosemary Greisman’s shares with us her top five tips on to get kids to eat their meals: Sit down for meals at set times and limit distractions. Offer two meal choices (based on options you want them to...

Helicopter parents go to new heights

If you’re having a hard time letting go of your grown children, a new study has found that you’re not alone.  Due to the competitive marketplace and downturn in the economy, more parents are finding new and increasingly aggressive ways to get involved in helping their...

How to deal with pink eye

“Lie down, Elmo,” my 20-month-old, Ari, instructs his ragged red doll. “Elmo need eye drops,” he tells me.“Good boy, Ari,” I say. “After Elmo it’s your turn, then Josh’s.” I look at my six-month-old, Josh, as he sits on the floor chewing on Mickey Mouse’s plush ear. He blinks...

My Toddler Hates Me

When baby number two arrives on the scene, Mom gets the big snub. With the recent birth of my second son, Josh, I was fully prepared … or so I thought. We had a bassinet, baby clothes laundered in sensitive detergent all folded and ready to go in his new...