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Street Safety

Young children often don't know the direction sounds such as car horns are coming from. They also have trouble judging how fast an approaching car may be going. Teach your child to follow these street safety rules: Stop. ...

Why boys don’t read

A lot of very smart boys don't like to read and many consider it 'girlie'. Others won't slow down long enough to open a book or may have lost confidence. Given the choice, most would rather tuck into a plate of organic tofu than read Charlotte's Web. But the...

Your Child’s Sexuality: Development & Communication

Sexuality is much more than sex. It includes our sense of who we are and how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Our children start the lifelong process of learning about their sexuality as soon as they are born. The loving touches you give your baby teach that the...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

When Your Child Seems Out Of Control: School-Age

As all parents know, children go through stages. In fact, sometimes they seem to just get out of one before they are into another. This is particularly true of the time between birth and 5 years, when the pace of growth is extraordinary - a pace never to be...

What Happened To Little Girls

The mother, doing her nine-year-old daughter"s laundry, picks a tiny pink and black object out of the clothes basket. Is it a hair band? Good lord, it"s a thong. There"s just enough cloth for the words "eye candy" to be written on it. For whose eyes? Then, as the mom...

Cyberbullying: What can we do about it?

The cyberbully can prey on anyone within reach of a computer or cell phone.

Milestones to expect in the school years

School age children usually have excellent memories and a capacity to absorb new information. Boys and girls develop differently from ages five to 10. Here's what to expect.

First Aid

Extracts from the ChildSafe Program of The Canadian Red Cross Society. Children are curious - and this curiosity often leads to injury. Parents can help protect their child by creating a safe environment. They can teach their children to take responsibility for themselves so that a child develops his or...

Sibling Rivalry – How to Tackle It

How to tackle sibling rivalry in your family          Older children need time to adjust when their new baby brother or sister is brought home. If the new baby is the second child in the family, the older child who was the centre of attention before may...

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