Welcoming a New Sibling

Many parents envision building a family where the children are not only siblings, but the best of friends. While the kids will likely grow to love each other dearly, there are bound to be some rocky moments along the way. One of the trickiest times can be when a new …

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What is a Walking Bus?

A generation ago, kids were thinner and healthier. Part of the reason for the increase in overweight kids is their lack of physical activity. While their parents were likely to swim, run, ride bikes, and walk, today’s kids are far more sedentary, frequently being driven to school and other activities. …

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All About Bed Wetting

Much to the dismay of kids everywhere, bedwetting is commonplace. Also known as nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is described as the involuntary passing of urine during sleep. While most kids are able to stay dry through the night shortly after mastering daytime Potty Training, about 15-20% of six year olds, 2-3% …

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Dyspraxia in Children

Dyspraxia is a neurological condition that impairs movement. As it relates directly to a child’s motor skills, children who experience dyspraxia (or development coordination disorder as it is also known) have problems with coordination which is often wrongly interpreted as clumsy behaviour. The condition is genetic and more boys suffer …

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Climbing Frame Safety

Most kids enjoy outdoor exercise. Climbing frames provide children with lots of opportunity for fun, healthy activity. If you are planning to purchase a climbing frame for your family, there are several things to consider. Safety First The most important factor in Choosing Any Outdoor Play Equipment Is Safety. Be …

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Thumb-Sucking and Dummies

While most parents are comfortable with a baby who uses a dummy or sucks their thumb, when the habit continues in toddlers, parents often seek advice on how to help the child break the habit. While this process can often be difficult for both the child and the parent, with …

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Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Whoever coined the phrase, “sleep like a baby” must not have been a parent. As all exhausted parents will tell you, babies tend to sleep sporadically, at best. One night, your baby may sleep all the way through, but the next may have you getting up three or four times. …

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Finding a Babysitter You Can Trust

As much as we love our kids, all parents need an occasional break. Remember candlelit dinners, romantic walks, and talking late into the night? Just because you have kids doesn’t mean that these things have to be distant memories. With the assistance of a terrific babysitter, you can eat dinner …

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Potty Training your Child

While almost all parents look forward to the day when their child no longer needs nappies, very few happily anticipate the process of potty training. Often, potty training begins just when the child is at an age to be rather opinionated and stubborn, which can create stress for both child …

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