Typically, we don’t think of cavities or gum disease in connection with babies. But the truth is that oral diseases begin very early, from the time bacteria begin to live in the oral cavity. As new teeth come in […]
You may have moments where you feel overwhelmed by the amount and variety of messages about what is “true” or “right” or “best” for your child.
Ontario’s public health doctor is reminding parents to keep their children’s vaccinations current.
If you are a new mom or dad, there are a bunch of great things to do with your baby in Ottawa that don’t need to cost a thing!
As babies grow, so does their curiosity with the world around them. Make your house baby-safe by ensuring that any item your baby encounters won’t hurt them.
Babies depend on their caregivers to meet all of their needs, and when you respond with love and sensitivity, they will grow to feel secure and safe. Still, even the most secure-feeling children will sometimes feel stress in their […]
Winter can be lots of fun, but there are potential dangers. Here are some facts and important tips about keeping children safe during the winter months.
It’s back-to-school time and for some families it may be an exciting time, but for others, it can be a stressful time, too.
Here’s how to get the whole family working together to create order and whip your home into tip-top shape.
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There are a number of things that you’ll do better to avoid during pregnancy.
The changing pregnant body may be one of Mother Nature’s more astonishing feats, but nothing grounds us like the aches and pains that tag along for the journey.
Eating well is essential for a healthy pregnancy for you and your child. Here are expert tips on how to add four important nutrients into your diet.
If you’re a mom or mom-to-be, chances are you’ve thought about or experienced stretch marks.
Having a baby is a joyous thing.
In light of the recent video that showed a young child pull a dresser onto himself, here is a reminder about furniture safety in a child’s bedroom, and of course, throughout the home. As a general rule, all furniture, […]
Many parents decide to go the route of having children close together.
Is your child a picky eater? Registered dietitian Whitney Mabee shares her top four tips for raising a food lover.
Remember the days of making mud pies and digging for worms? How about rolling down hills and climbing up trees? Oh my, have times changed.
To ensure a lifetime of smiles, here are some useful tips to encourage the youth in your family to be enthusiastic about their daily oral hygiene habits. Children ages 3 to 5: Help your young children to brush their teeth […]
Here are three ways students can get smart about managing their money by going digital.
Kids Help Phone is challenging teens to take the “No Year’s Resolution” challenge and name something they wouldn’t change about their bodies and themselves.
A big milestone in every teen’s life is when they finally get their driver’s licence.
Starting high school can be very confusing and quite scary for some teens.
Barbie gets a bad rap. She’s been the prime suspect in crimes against girls’ and women’s self-esteem, followed closely by fashion designers and Photoshop artists. But is she solely to blame? It’s complicated. Yes, society’s expectations and pop culture play a role, but for […]
As parents, we become so focused on the needs of our children that we lose sight of ourselves; we forget how much we need our own magical moments too, writes Chris Hunt. I can still remember the sharp cold biting my […]
How far is too far when it comes to junk food restrictions for kids, wonders Chris Hunt.
Why, within a generation, have so many young men been so willing to do so little to leave home, wonders Joe Banks.
A recent soccer game with his young son showed Chris Hunt the importance of helping refugees take root and blossom in their new home.
A child’s first successful bowel movement is surely among life’s most underrated joys, writes Joe Banks.