Healthy Me Week: Day 4

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Keep your child active, healthy and media smart with ParentsCanada‘s tips and recipes. Find out more about what Healthy Me Week is about.

The great outdoors

Tired of chasing your kids around the playground? If you’ve played your last game of tag, here’s a fun way to enjoy the park while instilling in your family a love of fitness.

Getting active with LifeSports

Watch Kym Grippo and Janet Omstead, personal trainers at LifeSports, show you how to easily get your child active with a simple core workout at the playground swings.

Healthy recipe

Roasted chick peas

Try this salty snack your kids will love eating with their hands. It also can be easily adjusted depending on your taste. 

Web-savvy family: Browser history may reveal early warning signs

By: Lynn Hargrove, Cyber mom and director of consumer solutions, Symantec Canada
Growing up isn’t always easy, and for many children, tweens and teens, the online world helps break feelings of isolation and offers a sense of community. But some online sites feature or promote behaviours that are risky and damaging to kids, such as anorexia or cutting. 
You may only find out your children are visiting these sites by regularly checking your computer’s browser history, or by installing parental control software. Even a single visit should prompt you to talk to your child about it – don’t assume it was idle curiosity.
Action plan
  • Explain your house rules about sites like these
  • Ask your child about his or her motivation for visiting these sites.
  • If your child starts to reveal signs of depression or self-loathing, don’t delay in getting him or her professional help from a therapist or another trained specialist.
Have “The Talk” with your kids today.

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