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Pool Safety Tips for Toddlers

Pool Safety Tips for Toddlers

Getting your child comfortable with the water is one of the best things you can do for your child. Not only does providing a basic level of water literacy give you a head start in teaching your child to swim, it’s also a ton of fun! But the water is dangerous. According to the CDC, drowning is one of the leading preventable causes of death among children in the United States. Twenty percent of drowning deat...
posted: Jan 20, 2020  |  views: 121  |  comments: 0
Different Kinds of Attention

Different Kinds of Attention

Negative attention can take many forms, but one of them is allowing your child to take you away from something that is important to you. While positive engagement is crucial to our children’s development, passive or negative engagement achieves the opposite. Children who seek constant attention are not content, as their sense of worthiness relies on it. When a child succeeds in getting a parent to respond to his or...
posted: Nov 29, 2019  |  views: 202  |  comments: 1
Getting Help for Anxiety

Getting Help for Anxiety

My son Angus was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder last winter during his psychoeducational assessment. It wasn’t a surprise. Angus has always been an anxious kid, with a long list of fears and worries. They shape our daily life: the predictability of our routines, our avoidance of overwhelm, time spent helping him reframe his fears, breathing techniques and bedtime mindfulness meditation. I was an a...
posted: Nov 29, 2019  |  views: 236  |  comments: 0
The \'Dead\' of Winter

The 'Dead' of Winter

The cold weather has arrived along with the need to grab an extra sweater in the morning, frost glistening on spider webs, and of course, crunchy leaves decorating the ground. As a young child I never thought too hard about where the leaves end up after playtime was over. My family would rake them up, package them into a large bag then bring them to the compost center. But what about all of the leaves that were no...
posted: Nov 29, 2019  |  views: 194  |  comments: 0
Navigating the Holidays

Navigating the Holidays

People often ask, “How important is it to maintain some kind of routine over the holiday season?” Eating well, getting enough sleep and keeping active is always important but it becomes even more so during the holidays. Holiday parties, children’s activities and shopping make the holidays a busy time. It is easy to become tired, stressed out and run down. Maintaining a routine can help to prevent burnout and ke...
posted: Nov 29, 2019  |  views: 202  |  comments: 0





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