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TV Is Good

So there I am, picking up my four-year-old daughter from her preschool class. I got there a few minutes early and was waiting with two moms. The topic of TV came up and they both exclaimed how evil those dirty little electronic boxes were and how they never let...

Another Wet Night

  "Another wet night?  That's how my mom would greet me in the morning", says Janine Pearson describing how her mother reacted to Janine's childhood bedwetting. She didn't scold me, really, but her words were teeming with disapproval. I'm sure it made my problem worse, she says. I was always...

Sharing Is Hard For Toddlers

Shoving matches over who gets the fire truck are common enough between toddlers, but 19-month-old Katie took it to a new level at daycare recently. After enjoying a pretend tea party alongside her friend Ella, Katie wasnt ready to stop playing. When Ellas mom came to pick up her...

15 Accidents That Can Kill Kids

It's our worst nightmare- a child injured in an accident. And yet each year, an average of 390 Canadian children die and 25,500 are hospitalized from childhood injuries making it not cancer or obesity the leading health risk to children aged one to 14. Parents should focus most of their energies on those hazards...

Water Safety

How Can I Prevent Hot Tap Water Burns (Scalding)? Most hot water heaters are set at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit). This is too hot! Your child's skin can burn in just one second at this temperature. Lower the temperature of your hot water heater...

Sun Safety: Protect Your Child From the Sun

The sun is more dangerous than it was 20 years ago. Thats why its important to protect your child from the sun. How Can I Prevent Sunburn? Dress for the sun! Have your children wear broad-brimmed hats and loose-fitting clothing that covers their arms and legs. Make sure they wear...

Speech & Language Development

Children Use Many Ways To Communicate Babies use gestures and facial expressions, words, tone of voice and other vocal sounds such as crying and babbling to communicate. This is the beginning of learning language. Most children learn language very quickly. Your newborns cries are reflexes but your baby will soon begin...

Social Development

Babies start by learning the signals they can give to show adults they are hungry or tired. They watch how their parents respond to other people and situations, then begin to copy them. Children Learn Social Skills By Copying You Copying the adults that are close to them helps toddlers begin...

Safety in the Home

How Can I Prevent Poisoning? Lots of ordinary things in our homes can poison a child. Medicines, vitamins, plants, cosmetics, home cleaning products, pesticides, paints and paint thinners, gasoline, antifreeze, alcohol and cigarettes can all cause poisoning. Medicine is the most common cause of poisoning in children....

Motor skills development

It takes a while for a baby's small and large muscles to develop.

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